- LinkedIn's founders are Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly and Jean-Luc Vaillant. LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002.
- The site officially launched on May 5, 2003. At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.
- The company is publicly held and has a diversified business model
with revenues coming from talent solutions, marketing solutions and
premium subscription products.
- Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn also has U.S.
offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, San Francisco,
Sunnyvale and Washington D.C. International LinkedIn offices are
located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Barcelona, Beijing, Dubai, Dublin,
Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New
Delhi, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo
- LinkedIn is currently available in 24 languages: Arabic, English,
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay,
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
Tagalog, Thai and Turkish.
- LinkedIn has more than 9,200 full-time employees with offices in 30 cities around the world. LinkedIn started off 2012 with about 2,100 full-time employees worldwide, up from around 1,000 at the beginning of 2011 and about 500 at the beginning of 2010.
- LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the
Internet with more than 400 million members in over 200 countries
- Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second.
- There are more than 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn. They are LinkedIn's fastest-growing demographic.
85M+ Asia and the Pacific
16M+ Southeast Asia