Reid Hoffman is Executive Chairman of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and a Partner at Greylock. He co-founded LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking service, in 2003. As of June 2014, LinkedIn has more than 300 million members in 200 countries. Reid led LinkedIn through its first four years and to profitability as CEO and Chairman.
Reid joined Greylock Partners in 2009. Reid serves on the boards of Edmodo, Mozilla (Firefox), Shopkick, and Wrapp. He has co-led investments in Coupons.com, Groupon, and Viki. Reid also leads the Greylock Discovery fund, which invests in seed stage entrepreneurs and companies. The Discovery fund is an extension of Reid's prior angel investing, which included Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, and Zynga. Reid focuses on the consumer internet broadly, including marketplaces, networks, and platforms.
Reid believes strongly in the ability for entrepreneurship and technology to improve the world, not just build new products or serve as the model for the modern career. Reid serves on the boards of Kiva.org, Endeavor.org, and DoSomething.org.
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 Reid was the recipient of an SD Forum Visionary Award and named a Henry Crown Fellow by The Aspen Institute. In 2011, Reid was named an Endeavor Entrepreneur of the Year.