Geraldine Le Meur

Entrepreneur, board Member, and Investor in San Francisco, California

Geraldine Le Meur

Entrepreneur, board Member, and Investor in San Francisco, California

I'm a French-American entrepreneur, investor, mother of three young men, and I founded my first company at 23.

Since the very early days of the Internet in 1995, I successfully pursued my entrepreneurial journey in the tech ecosystem, co-founding four successful tech companies in France: a WebAgency (served as CMO - Acquired by Omnicom BBDO), a Web Hosting company (served as CEO - Acquired by France Telecom), a blogging Platform (served as COO - Acquired by SixApart), a Startup Studio (served as COO - self-financed).

I also co-founded and was CEO of LeWeb (acquired by ReedElseiver RELX), a trailblazer event that brought all of Silicon Valley's key players in Europe for ten years.

I've joined in Nov 2020FrenchFounders Inc.as a Partner. I'm leadingLeFonds by FrenchFoundersto bring genuine Network Effect to the investment value chain.

LeFonds vision & ambition align with bringing to French-speaking entrepreneurs a first-stage venture partner who will support them financially while leveraging the network of 4000+ outstanding Members.

Money is not enough; on top of co-investing, we are talking about recruiting, biz dev, warm intros, and trust to create value together, supported by a robust French-speaking community worldwide at the scale-up moment of an international expansion.

LeFonds focus is Seed to Serie A

I serve on the Sigfox Foundation and Skema Business School board, and I am interested in other board positions in the US.

I'm an active Angel Investor, and I invested early in 20+ startups such as LinkedIn, LendingClub, Teads, Evernote, WP engine. I love my most recent investments in Zero Grocery, Kimai, Dr. EJ.

Before this, in 2016, I co-founded The Refiners, a San Francisco-based pre-seed US fund and program devoted to foreign founders. We have accomplished the mission: The Refiners Fund I invested in 56 companies and, the investment period ended in 2019.

In February 2019, I published Step it up How French women hack work-life balance. The goal was to demystify female entrepreneurship and help women connect to role models grounded in real life—translated from my French book "Comme Elles Entreprenez Votre Vie!".

After 15 years in San Francisco, I recently moved to New York.

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  • Education
    • Skema Business School - Master, Major in Marketing
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