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Investments

80

Portfolio Exits

26

About Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is an angel investor, chairman of professional networking site, LinkedIn and currently a Partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. Hoffman's primary areas of specialization include technology related domains specifically enterprise software, consumer Internet, mobile, social networking, social gaming, online marketplaces and payments. Prior to his role at Greylock, Hoffman was Chairman and President at LinkedIn which he also co-founded. He also formerly was the Executive VP at PayPal. Mr. Hoffman possesses an M.S. in Philosophy from Oxford University and also graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors in Cognitive Science and Symbolic Systems.

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Palo Alto, California,

United States

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By the way, why is LinkedIn called LinkedIn?

Aug 15, 2022

August 14, 2022 Born in 2002, LinkedIn has never changed its identity. Its name reflects the principle of the professional social network. 774 million members claimed throughout the world, who are distributed in almost all the countries of the world – more than 200. Billions of links between Internet users, professional, school or friends. An extraordinary acquisition in 2016 by Microsoft, which put on the table no less than 26 billion dollars to get its hands on it. No other professional social network can claim such numbers. Viadeo, Xing or even Facebook, which tried from 2016 to enter the professional market, with a function to search for a job, are reduced to walking in the shadow of LinkedIn. In short, Facebook controls the main leisure social network; LinkedIn, that of professionals. This characteristic is found indirectly in its name, since it refers to this well-known practice in the trades: networking. LinkedIn is also a twist that evokes the link that one can have with his company and the possibilities that the platform offers to link and connect with other people, from his company, his promotion or elsewhere. From SocialNet to LinkedIn, via PayPal LinkedIn has always been called that. At the end of 2002, the startup was founded by Reid Hoffman and Eric Ly. In May 2003, the site was launched. ” I decided to launch LinkedIn because the professional space was really interesting “, confided Reid Hoffman in 2009 in an exchange with CNN . Previously, he had tried the experience of a more traditional social network, SocialNet. « I’ve seen the whole online market step up. I was very keen to get started and create new businesses, so I resigned from my job at Fujitsu in July 1997. In August, I started my first company, SocialNet “, he will indicate during his interview with the American media. At the beginning, SocialNet was mainly centered on meetings, but not only in love. « The idea for SocialNet was that you have millions of people all posting online, so what kind of apps can you build to connect them? SocialNet focused on online dating. There were also activities like finding golf partners, roommates and that sort of thing. “, he will add. Reid Hoffman. // Source : TechCrunch Ironically, SocialNet was born at the beginning of the Internet bubble, that is to say during this period located in the late 90s until 2000. Technology stocks suffered a speculative bubble which allowed them to be worth a lot of money. But after 2000, it’s the tumble. But it was during this fall that LinkedIn was born. And it is he who has survived until today. LinkedIn’s beginnings were funded by the sale of PayPal – indeed, it joined the online payment service for a time, after the SocialNet experience. This helped fund LinkedIn’s early days precisely at a time when the euphoria of the dot-com bubble had finally burst, pushing tech stocks to pre-bubble levels. « Part of how I make my personal decisions is, ‘What are the areas where I can have the most personal impact on the world?’ I’ve decided that LinkedIn is that thing, more than investing, more than anything else “, he added at the time. And today ? Reid Hoffman was offered a seat on Microsoft’s board of directors.

Reid Hoffman Investments

80 Investments

Reid Hoffman has made 80 investments. Their latest investment was in Entrepreneur First as part of their Series C on June 6, 2022.

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Reid Hoffman Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/29/2022

Series C

Entrepreneur First

$158M

No

17

5/23/2022

Series B

Meter

$38M

Yes

3

5/9/2022

Seed - II

Manara

$3M

Yes

8

1/26/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

1/5/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

6/29/2022

5/23/2022

5/9/2022

1/26/2022

1/5/2022

Round

Series C

Series B

Seed - II

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Entrepreneur First

Meter

Manara

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Amount

$158M

$38M

$3M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

17

3

8

10

10

Reid Hoffman Portfolio Exits

26 Portfolio Exits

Reid Hoffman has 26 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Knewton on May 06, 2019.

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Exit

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Acquirer

Sources

5/6/2019

Asset Sale

$99M

2

5/6/2019

Acquired

$99M

1

4/4/2019

Acquired

$99M

1

12/13/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

4/23/2018

Acquired - II

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$99M

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10

Date

5/6/2019

5/6/2019

4/4/2019

12/13/2018

4/23/2018

Exit

Asset Sale

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired - II

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

1

1

10

10

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