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LinkedIn History: Year 1

Who are the founders of LinkedIn?

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

When did design and development efforts start at LinkedIn?

LinkedIn started design and development efforts in November 2002.

When did LinkedIn purchase its domain name?

LinkedIn purchased the linkedin.com domain name in November 2002.

When was LinkedIn incorporated?

LinkedIn was incorporated as LinkedIn Ltd. in March 2003 and amended its name to LinkedIn Corporation in January 2005.

When did LinkedIn launch commercially?

LinkedIn launched commercially in May 2003.

How much venture capital did LinkedIn raise?

LinkedIn raised over $130 million USD in several rounds of funding.

When did LinkedIn go public?

LinkedIn started trading on the NYSE in May 2011.

Where was LinkedIn headquartered?

LinkedIn was/is headquartered in Sunnyvale, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of LinkedIn?

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What was the version 1 of LinkedIn like?

MAY 2003

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for LinkedIn?

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What were some of the extra materials about LinkedIn?


2003 MAR Articles of Incorporation

Form S-1.pdf

2011 JAN Form S-1

2014 OCT Reid Hoffman at Startup School