About LinkedIn

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Here’s a quick view of who we are.

Company Information

  • LinkedIn's founders are Reid HoffmanAllen BlueKonstantin GuerickeEric 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 has a diversified business model with revenues coming from talent solutions, marketing solutions and premium subscription products.
  • LinkedIn's global headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with EMEA headquarters in Dublin and APAC headquarters in Singapore. LinkedIn U.S. offices are in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Washington D.C. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Beijing, Dubai, Dublin, Graz, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.
  • 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 10,000 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.

Worldwide Membership

  • LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
  • 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.

Regional membership

158+M EMEA
138+M USA
118+M Asia and the Pacific
22+M Southeast Asia



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