Reid Garrett Hoffman (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking. He is currently a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners. On the Forbes 2017 list of the world's billionaires, Hoffman was ranked #631 with a net worth of US$3.1 billion.
Reid Hoffman: On creating the company of the future
Companies in every industry and every country face disruption in every aspect of their business. What sort of companies will survive and thrive in the coming era of constant change? How can today’s companies manage the transformation they will need if they are to flourish?
Reid Hoffman: On Founding Amazing Companies with Sam Altman at Startup School 2016
Another discussion with Sam Altman where Reid discusses the traits he looks for in founders, how to identify market opportunities and what are the conditions that facilitate rapid scaling.
Reid Hoffman: On From Startup to Scaleup
Sam Altman sits down with Reid Hoffman to talk about the key changes founders should think about as they transition from a startup to a scaleup. Reid is one of the best minds in the Valley and a master of scaling software businesses.
Reid Hoffman: On Politics and Innovation a Debate with Marc Andreessen at Code 2017
Great debate between two of the biggest titans in tech. Marc Andreessen is the co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. In the early days of the web, Andreessen co-created Mosaic, the first significant graphical internet browser, and cofounded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn in 2003, and last year he sold the company to Microsoft for more than $26 billion; he now has a seat on the Microsoft board. Along the way, he became one of Silicon Valley’s most influential investors and connectors as a partner at Greylock Partners.