Primary Role
Co-Founder / Executive Chairman @
75 Investments in 57 Companies
August 5, 1967
San Francisco

Person Details


Reid joined Greylock Partners as an investment partner in 2009. He focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses that have network effects.

An accomplished entrepreneur and executive, Reid has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. He possesses a unique understanding of consumer behavior and the dynamics of viral businesses, as well as deep experience in driving companies from the earliest stages through periods of explosive, “blitzscale” growth.

Reid co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service, in 2003. LinkedIn is thriving with more than 400 million members around the world and a diversified revenue model that includes subscriptions, advertising, and software licensing. He led LinkedIn through its first four years and to profitability as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to LinkedIn, Reid served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was also a founding board member.

Reid is an accomplished investor. He currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Convoy, Edmodo, Xapo, Linkedin, and a few early stage companies still in stealth. In addition, he serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Mozilla Corporation, Endeavor, and Do Something. Prior to joining Greylock, he angel invested in many influential Internet companies, including Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, and Zynga.

Reid is the co-author of two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. His next book is focused on “blitzscaling”, based on his Stanford course of the same name.

Reid earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University. In 2010 he was the recipient of an SD Forum Visionary Award and named a Henry Crown Fellow by The Aspen Institute. In 2012, he was honored by the Martin Luther King center’s Salute to Greatness Award. Also in 2012, he received the David Packard Medal of Achievement from TechAmerica and an honorary doctor of law from Babson University.

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Co-Founder / Executive Chairman


Executive Vice President
Mar, 2000
Senior Vice President of Business Development and International
Jan, 2000
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$23.8M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$16M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2016$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$13.79M / Venture (Lead)Personal Investment
Dec, 2014$25M / Series CPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$21M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Aug, 2014$30M / Series D
Jul, 2014$20M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2013$15M / Series B
May, 2013$12M / Series B
May, 2013undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2013$20M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2012$35M / Series C
Mar, 2012$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$5M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2011$15M / Series B
Oct, 2011$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1.2M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2011$23M / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2010$7.2M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2010$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$15M / Series B (Lead)
May, 2010$7.5M / Series A
May, 2010$2.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2010$12.5M / Series CPersonal Investment
Apr, 2010$4.75M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$8.29M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2009undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2009$1.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2009$2.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2009undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$800k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2009$6M / Series BPersonal Investment
Nov, 2008$6.03M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2008$3.5M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2008$2.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2008$900k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2008$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment

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