LinkedIn | Reid Hoffman & Success Story -
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One of the essential social networks these days, early on the connection happens between different parts of the world, professional relationship network. Join us and learn a little of the history of the great entrepreneur Reid Hoffman and Linkedin.
There are 14 years there emerged a social network for professional contacts. Linkedin was founded in May 2003 by Reid Hoffman decided to create an online platform and in the beginning they invited their friends to access. At this time the Orkut and facebook was a hit, after years became known among the professional.
In 2011 there were 120 million of registered users on the platform, in May this year, joined Nasdaq, throwing stock exchange.
In the first year of your history there were 4500 user in 10 years grew close to 225 million. Its founders say that every second they receive on average of 2 new entries.
Meet your brief history here
Reid Hoffman is graduated in 1990 from Stanford, Silicon Valley in California. Always the entrepreneurial path, worked at Apple to understand how a successful Startup worked and how could grow, was in a conversation with a roommate who did this opportunity to see the importance of having a good network of contacts.
Your experience at Apple was for a short time, went to the company Fujitsu with the same goal in mind to create your company. Decided to follow with your mission in 1997 opens the company SocialNet, this was the first site of relationship that Hoffman's proposal staked with connecting several people in the world.
A new period was starting and friends with Max Levchin, Peter Thiel were on a promising business, later called PayPal and asked Hoffman to join the team. He assumes the post of Vice President in charge of development of the enterprise. Financial contacts and good negotiators sought to aggregate. With the acquisition of PayPal by the company e-bay, Hoffman decided to invest in a promising business that makes the platform more connected professionally, Linkedin.
Hoffman says "I learned a lot during the professional space. In addition, I got enough money with PayPal, which allowed me to fund my new project. When you don't have capital, anxiety takes hold of us.
We started asking if we're going to make it succeed to pay the Bills. To finance the Linkedin, managed to work in a way much more relaxed ".
In addition to starting the company in the midst of the crisis, as any good businessman would rather these challenging times to innovate with something that makes a difference in people's lives. In this way the Linkedin arrived and settled between social media more ordered in the corporate world.
The quest to get the millions of users, currently registered in the platform above 500 million of users spread across 200 countries. Last year, in 2016 Microsoft bought Linkedin, moving US$26.2 billion, is the greatest acquisition made up today by Microsoft, surpassing the purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion in 2001.
Connect the platform, engage in the market and stay up to date on news and releases from the business world. A great media to create your contacts and meet personally with your network to a networking and have good opportunities. Important update profile data and create your communication with your followers and publish content on a daily basis.
This was a brief history of Linkedin and Hoffman. Connect on Start Tv Company on Linkedin here
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