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Reid 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.

 

 

ideas

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.

Nationality

American

BIO

Co-founder of LinkedIn, and founding board member of PayPal. Prolific investor and venture capitalist; currently a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners.

Content

Responsible Blitzscaling (with Chris Yeh, 2018); The Alliance (with Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, 2014); The Start-up of You (with Ben Casnocha, 2012).

 

website

reidhoffman.org

Twitter

@reidhoffman

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VERDICT

Silicon Valley’s uber-investor … with a hand in creating nearly every lucrative social media startup.

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