Reid Hoffman

What’s a better way to introduce Reid Hoffman than introducing him through his Linked In profile. Reid is the founder of Linked In, the professional-networking-site.

A glance through his profile and I said, WOW!

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

Not just the founder of Linked In, he’s also been on the founding board of Pay Pal. As an angel investor, he has facilitated angel funding for several ventures including http://www.facebook.com, http://www.zynga.com, http://www.digg.com, http://www.technorati.com, http://www.friendster.com, http://www.socialtext.com, http://www.jaxtr.com, http://www.flixster.com,  http://www.flickr.com, http://www.last.fm, http://www.ping.fm, and http://www.sixapart.com.

Amazing sense of ventures that would work and create an impact! Some of the investments made can be seen here

Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, and grew up in Berkeley, California. He graduated from Stanford University (where he won a Marshall Scholarship and a Dinkelspiel Award) with a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems and from Oxford University with a master’s degree in philosophy.

After working at Apple Computer and Fujitsu, Hoffman co-founded his first company, SocialNet.com. While at Socialnet, Hoffman was a member of the board of directors at the founding of PayPal, an electronic money transmission service, and later joined the firm as a full-time employee. At the time of PayPal’s acquisition by eBay in 2002, he was Executive Vice President of PayPal in charge of business and corporate development.

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