CREATED by Reid Hoffman in May 2003
CEO Jeff Weiner
HEADQUARTERS Sunnyvale, California
NAME Linkedin helps you to get linked in (or connected) to its professional network.
IPO January 2011
OWNERSHIP Microsoft bought Linkedin for $26.4 billion in 2016.
WHAT IS It?linkedin is the world’s largest professional network.
ACQUISITIONS In addition to the social content company Slideshare, Linkedin has acquired the e-learning site Lynda. com and the recruiting application Connectifier.
COST Basic account is free. The Premium Essentials plan costs €99 a year, or €10 a month.
MISSION “To connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful”