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Reid Hoffman is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive and investor, and has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. Hoffman joined Greylock Partners in 2009, where he focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants and businesses that have network effects. In 2003 he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. He led LinkedIn through its first four years and to profitability as chief executive officer. Before LinkedIn, he served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was also a founding board member.
Hoffman serves on the boards of several private companies, including Airbnb, Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Nauto, Xapo, and a few early-stage companies that are still in stealth. In addition, he serves on several not-for-profit boards, including Endeavor, Kiva.org and New America.
Hoffman earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University.
Hoffman joined the Microsoft board as an independent director in March 2017.