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Are you LinkedIn to Reid Hoffman?

Profile: Online networking chief to speak at Real Estate Connect
Published on Mar 3, 2004

Reid Hoffman will speak at Real Estate Connect July 28-30 in San Francisco. Reid Hoffman is really LinkedIn. The CEO and co-founder of one of the largest Web-based social and professional networks has 532 connections and 32 personal endorsements on the LinkedIn service, which helps professionals find and contact one another through online referrals that connect LinkedIn users to each other. The service has attracted more than 150,000 users from more than 90 countries and 120 industries since May 2003 and has facilitated some 10,000 referrals to help professionals find jobs, clients and business partners. LinkedIn is based in Mountain View, Calif., and funded by Sequoia Capital, the venture partners behind such well-known Internet brands as Yahoo!, Google and PayPal. Hoffman is a veteran entrepreneur with proven experience building and growing profitable Internet businesses. He was a founding board member and EVP of PayPal, an e-commerce service that facilitates secure, private online...