thinkers50 ranked thinkerReid hoffman
Angel investor, venture capitalist, entrepreneur; pivotel player in most social media startups.
01. ranked thinker
Ranked # … in 2019.
02. FAST FACT
Hoffman’s first job was at Inglenook winery in Napa Valley, California.
03. FAST FACT
“Hoffman is the person you want to talk to when you are starting a company.” – David Goldberg, former CEO of SurveyMonkey.
Creator of the ”blitzscaling” methodology, which outlines a set of techniques that can be employed to manage growth in startups, and fast-track new businesses from start-up to scale-up. By mastering the art of marrying responsibility with velocity, Hoffman demonstrates how businesses can accelerate to the stage in a company’s life cycle where the most value is generated.
Co-founder of LinkedIn, and founding board member of PayPal. Prolific investor and venture capitalist; currently a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners.
Responsible Blitzscaling (with Chris Yeh, 2018); The Alliance (with Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, 2014); The Start-up of You (with Ben Casnocha, 2012).
“Silicon Valley’s uber-investor … with a hand in creating nearly every lucrative social media startup.“