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Post IPO Valuation$9.31B

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CategorySocial Networking
Phone650 687 3560
DescriptionProfessional Social Networking



Founder & Chairman
Co-Founder and CTO
Co-Founder and VP of Product Strategy
VP of Engineering
Vice President, Corporate Communications
SVP, Engineering
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Bright.com, 2/2014 $120M
Pulse, 4/2013 $90M
SlideShare, 5/2012 $119M
Rapportive, 2/2012 $15M
TrustHop, 2012
IndexTank, 10/2011
Connected, 10/2011
CardMunch, 1/2011
ChoiceVendor, 9/2010 $4.99M
mSpoke, 8/2010


Series A, 11/2003
Sequoia Capital
Josh Kopelman
Series B, 10/2004
Greylock Partners
Series C, 1/2007
Bessemer Venture Partners
European Founders Fund
Venture Round, 3/2007
Series D, 6/2008
Bain Capital Ventures
Sequoia Capital
Greylock Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
Series E, 10/2008
Bessemer Venture Partners
SAP Ventures
Goldman Sachs
McGraw-Hill Companies
Post IPO Equity, 5/2013


Service Providers




LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet, with more than 259 million members worldwide, including executives from Fortune 500 companies.

Founded on May 5, 2003, by Reid Hoffman and founding team members from PayPal and Socialnet.com, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. The site enables users to build a contact network consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections, as well as the connections of second-degree connections. This can be used to gain an introduction to someone a person wishes to know through a mutual contact. It can then be used to find jobs, people, and business opportunities recommended by someone in one’s contact network. Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates. Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them. Users can post their own photos and view photos of others to aid in identification, and can follow different companies and receive notifications about the offers available. Individuals can bookmark jobs that they would like to apply for, view their page visitors, and congratulate others on their new employment or professional achievements.

LinkedIn is available in 20 languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish,Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, and Filipino.

The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from its talent solutions, marketing solutions, and premium subscriptions products and services.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe. The Verge Startups blog listed it as one of the most successful startup companies in terms of market capitalization, revenue, growth, and cultural impact.

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Launch DateOctober, 2013

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Launch DateMay, 2003
Tags social-networking

LinkedIn is a free business social networking site that allows users who register to create a professional profile visible to others. Through the site, individuals can then maintain a list of known business contacts, known as Connections. LinkedIn users can also invite anyone to join their list of connections. LinkedIn offers an effective way by which people can develop an extensive list of contacts, as your network consists of your own connections, your connections’ connections (2nd degree connections), as well as your 2nd degree’s connections (called your 3rd degree connections). From this network, individuals can learn of and search for jobs, business opportunities, and people. LinkedIn also serves as an effective medium by which both employers and job seekers can review listed professional information about one another. LinkedIn follows strict privacy guidelines wherein all connections made are mutually confirmed and individuals only appear in the LinkedIn network with their explicit consent. Other LinkedIn features include paid accounts that offer more tools to find people, and “LinkedIn Answers” developed in January 2007. A free feature, “LinkedIn Answers” allows registered users to post business-related questions that anyone else can answer.

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  1. LinkedIn Snatches Up Data Savvy Job Search Startup Bright.com For $120M, In Its Largest Acquisition To Date (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. LinkedIn Acquires Professional Content Sharing Platform SlideShare For $119M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. LinkedIn Picks Up Rapportive For Around $15 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. linkedin.com [edit]
  6. LinkedIn Buys Real-Time, Hosted Search Startup IndexTank (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Connected Acquired by LinkedIn! (connectedhq.com) [edit]
  8. LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. LinkedIn S1 - IPO Registration Statement (edgar.sec.gov) [edit]
  10. LinkedIn Acquires mSpoke For Its Recommendation Technology, Team (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. press.linkedin.com [edit]
  12. linkedin.com [edit]
  13. LinkedIn Raises $12.8 Million from Bessemer Venture Partners and European Founders Fund to Accelerate Global Growth (press.linkedin.com) [edit]
  14. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  15. LinkedIn Closes Its Round; Got That Billion Dollar Valuation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  16. LinkedIn Going For Hydrogen Winter: Raises Another $22.7 Million From McGraw-Hill, Among Others (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  17. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  18. techcrunch.com [edit]
    Prepping For An IPO, LinkedIn Adds Sequoia Partner Michael Moritz To Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn Files For IPO; Revenue $161 Million For The First Nine Months Of 2010 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Another AdMob Exec Leaves Google; Kevin Scott Joins LinkedIn As VP Of Engineering (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn Teams Up With Snaptu To Launch Smartphone-Like App For Feature Phones (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Tiger Investment Pushes LinkedIn Value over $2 Billion (invest-iq.com) [edit]
    Boom! Professional Social Network LinkedIn Passes 100 Million Members (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn Just Hit 150 Million Registered Users (businessinsider.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Registered Users Worldwide — Adding New Users At Rate Of Two Per Second (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn to Buy Pulse Newsreader for More Than $50M (allthingsd.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn To Raise Up To $1.15B To Fuel Acquisitions, “Infrastructure” Investments (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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