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Reid Hoffman Biography
Reid Hoffman was born August 5, 1967 and is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. Hoffman is best known as the founder of LinkedIn, a social network used primarily for business connections and job searching. Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, and grew up in Berkeley, California. ...>>Read More
Reid Hoffman was born August 5, 1967 and is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. Hoffman is best known as the founder of LinkedIn, a social network used primarily for business connections and job searching.
Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, and grew up in Berkeley, California. He attended high school at The Putney School. He graduated from Stanford University (where he won a Marshall Scholarship and a Dinkelspiel Award) with a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems and from Oxford University with a master’s degree in philosophy.
Hoffman says he saw academia as an opportunity to make an “impact”, but later realised that an entrepreneurial career would provide him with a bigger platform. “When I graduated from Stanford my plan was to become a professor and public intellectual. That is not about quoting Kant. It’s about holding up a lens to society and asking ‘who are we?’ and ‘who should we be, as individuals and a society?’ But I realised academics write books that 50 or 60 people read and I wanted more impact.”
One of his first jobs was a summer internship with Inglenook, a Napa Valley winery. After working at Apple Computer and Fujitsu, Hoffman co-founded his first company, SocialNet.com. While at Socialnet, Hoffman was a member of the board of directors at the founding of PayPal, an electronic money transmission service, and later joined the firm as a full-time employee. At the time of PayPal’s acquisition by eBay in 2002, he was Executive Vice President of PayPal in charge of business and corporate development. His entire professional career can be found on his LinkedIn profile.
Reid was LinkedIn’s founding CEO for the first four years before moving to his role as Chairman and President, Products in February 2007. LinkedIn is a business-oriented Internet-based social network service. He has been called the “most connected man in all of Silicon Valley”. He has strong relationships with many of the central players in Web 2.0, especially entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. He invented the term for his people as the new “Second Generation Web Entrepreneurs”. He leads as a board director of a variety of Silicon Valley businesses, most in the social network domain, including Mozilla, Vendio, Six Apart, Kiva.org, Tagged, Zynga and in the mobile space, with shopkick. He is an active angel investor, and among the more than 80 companies he has helped to fund are Facebook, IronPort, Flickr, Digg, Ping.fm, Nanosolar, Care.com, Knewton, Kongregate, Last.fm, Zynga and shopkick. Reid is currently executive chairman of Linkedin and partner at Greylock Partners.
He currently lives in Silicon Valley, California with his wife.
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