Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman
Cofounder and Executive Chairman | Partner, LinkedIn | Greylock Partners

Website | @reidhoffman

An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. He led LinkedIn to profitability as chief executive officer and served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was also a founding board member. Reid joined Greylock Partners in 2009. He focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses that have network effects and 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 is the coauthor 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. He currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Edmodo, Xapo, Linkedin, and a few early-stage companies still in stealth as well as a number of not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Mozilla Corporation, Endeavor, and Do Something. 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 and received the David Packard Medal of Achievement from TechAmerica as well as an honorary doctor of law from Babson University. 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.

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Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom Audience level:
Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn | Greylock Partners), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.)
Reid Hoffman, Partner at Greylock, and Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, LinkedIn. Read more.
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