Reid Hoffman joined Greylock in 2009 and focuses on early-stage product investment. An entrepreneur and executive, he played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. As an investor, Mr. Hoffman has been instrumental in companies such as Facebook and Airbnb, and has helped fast-growing newcomers like Aurora and Convoy get to scale.
In 2003, he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network that today has more than 700 million members and a diversified revenue model that includes subscriptions, advertising, and software licensing. Previously, Mr. Hoffman served as executive vice president at PayPal, where he was a founding board member and responsible for the company’s external relationships.
Recently, he has invested in sectors including autonomous transportation, cryptocurrency, and shipping logistics. He is co-author of Blitzscaling and New York Times best-selling books, The Start-up of You, The Alliance, and Masters of Scale. He also hosts the podcast, Masters of Scale.
Mr. Hoffman serves as a board director for Aurora, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Joby Aviation, Microsoft, among others. He also serves on not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, New America, and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI. Mr. Hoffman has received awards for his philanthropic work, including an honorary CBE from the Queen of England and the Salute to Greatness Award from the Martin Luther King Center.
He earned a BS with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University and a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Oxford.