Founding History of Linkedin

Founded by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, and Jean-Luc Vaillant.

Started design and development work in November 2002.

Purchased the linkedin.com domain name in November 2002.

Incorporated as LinkedIn Ltd. in March 2003.

Launched commercially in May 2003.

Amended company name to LinkedIn Corporation in January 2005.

Raised over $130 million USD in several rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NYSE in May 2011.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, USA.

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Year 1 of Linkedin

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Version 1 of Linkedin (Website)

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Stats of Linkedin (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of Linkedin

Y1 of Linkedin.pdf

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Extras of Linkedin

2003-MAR.pdf

2003 MAR Articles of Incorporation

Form S-1.pdf

2011 JAN Form S-1

2014 OCT Reid Hoffman at Startup School