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PublicLNKD
Date7/11
Valuation$9.31B

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Websitelinkedin.com
Blogblog.linkedin.com
Twitter@linkedin
CategoryNetwork/Hosting
Phone650-687-3560
Email
Employees1,000
Founded5/03
DescriptionProfessional social networking

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CEO
Co-Founder and CTO
Founder & Chairman
CFO
VP of Engineering
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Vice President of Search & Platform Products
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
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Co-Founder and VP Marketing
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Acquisitions

Total$4.99M
IndexTank, 10/11
Connected, 10/11
CardMunch, 1/11
ChoiceVendor, 9/10 $4.99M
mSpoke, 8/10

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LinkedIn

With over 100 million users representing over 200 countries around the world, LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Individuals have the ability to create their own professional profile that can be viewed by others in their network, and also view the profiles of their own contacts.

Competitors to LinkedIn include sites such as XING, Doostang and Ecademy. Of note, LinkedIn won two Webby awards in 2007 for services and social networking.

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LinkedIn

Websitelinkedin.com
Blogblog.linkedin.com
StageLive
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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Sources

  1. LinkedIn Buys Real-Time, Hosted Search Startup IndexTank (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Connected Acquired by LinkedIn! (connectedhq.com) [edit]
  3. LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. LinkedIn S1 - IPO Registration Statement (edgar.sec.gov) [edit]
  5. LinkedIn Acquires mSpoke For Its Recommendation Technology, Team (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. press.linkedin.com [edit]
  7. linkedin.com [edit]
  8. LinkedIn Raises $12.8 Million from Bessemer Venture Partners and European Founders Fund to Accelerate Global Growth (press.linkedin.com) [edit]
  9. LinkedIn Closes Its Round; Got That Billion Dollar Valuation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. LinkedIn Going For Hydrogen Winter: Raises Another $22.7 Million From McGraw-Hill, Among Others (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  11. techcrunch.com [edit]
  12. Prepping For An IPO, LinkedIn Adds Sequoia Partner Michael Moritz To Board (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. LinkedIn Files For IPO; Revenue $161 Million For The First Nine Months Of 2010 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Another AdMob Exec Leaves Google; Kevin Scott Joins LinkedIn As VP Of Engineering (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. LinkedIn Teams Up With Snaptu To Launch Smartphone-Like App For Feature Phones (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  16. Tiger Investment Pushes LinkedIn Value over $2 Billion (invest-iq.com) [edit]
  17. Boom! Professional Social Network LinkedIn Passes 100 Million Members (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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