» Investing in Linked In and some explosive growth numbers

Investing in Linked In and some explosive growth numbers

Last week I had another great dinner in San Francisco with Reid Hoffman, founder of Linked In. Reid is one of the most impressive and visionary friends I know.

I am very proud to join its investors list. Reid has secured Series A financing of $4.7 million in November last year. The investment was led by Sequoia Capital, the venture investors behind well-known Internet brands such as Yahoo!, Google and PayPal. A round with business angels that I participated in will be announced within a few weeks.

Here is some information about Linked In’s recent growth, if you are interested:

600,000+ users (30,000+ growth per week)
28,000,000+ email addresses sent through Linked In (3,000,000+ growth per week)
12 months old

Within the 600,000+ users:
265,000+ international users
120,000+ senior management-level users
8,000+ entrepreneurs
10,000+ VCs
100% professional users

and 28,000+ in France only.

Congrats, Reid !



  • http://oliver.thylmann.com/ Oliver Thylmann

    Congratulations (potentially) on the (potentially good) investment :) I really like Linked In and am continuing to get friends into it bit by bit.
    As for germany, I have the feeling though that http://www.openbc.com is a lot bigger, at least on the business side. They are currently taking off inside the business community in Germany. It’s fun watching who is communicating with whom. And they do have a pay service, even though I do not know how many people pay.
    Some interesting features are:
    - See who looked at your personal page
    - Searching via different fields and only making some fields available if you pay
    - A great way to see your degrees of separation and via whom
    - Discussion forums on given topics with RSS feeds
    - Ability to open closed (private) discussion forums.
    Very nice,
    Oliver

  • http://paolo.evectors.it/2004/05/25.html#a2135 Paolo’s Weblog.

    Linked In Investments

    Investing in Linked In and some explosive growth numbers .

  • http://blogs.it/0100198/2004/05/25.html#a2820 Marc’s Voice

    600k locked in and counting

    Investing in Linked In and some explosive growth numbers .

  • http://www.merodeando.com/archivos/000180.php Merodeando por la enredadera

    Algunos números sobre LinkedIn

    Loic revela en su blog que acaba de invertir en LinkedIn en una nueva ronda para business angels y de paso nos cuenta algunos números sobre el servicio: 600,000+ users (30,000+ growth per week) 28,000,000+ email addresses sent through Linked…

  • http://www.merodeando.com Julio

    Great company, great service. Need to adopt a clearer international strategy. If they want to get past the English speaking section of local business communities they better start thinking about translating the service and managing profiles in multiple languages.
    Not to far apart from what Ublog is doing for Typepad :)

  • http://www.merodeando.com/archivos/000180.php Merodeando por la enredadera

    Algunos números sobre LinkedIn

    Loic revela en su blog que acaba de invertir en LinkedIn en una nueva ronda para business angels y de paso nos cuenta algunos números sobre el servicio: 600,000+ users (30,000+ growth per week) 28,000,000+ email addresses sent through Linked…

  • http://sepulveda.net Rodrigo Sepulveda

    This is graet news, and we discussed of course in much more length this morning.
    It seems to me you need to update your business angel profile now…
    Wasn’t there also something about CC ? (couldn’t find your post on it :)

  • http://www.mblog.com/rtwodtwo/049556.html rtwodtwo

    Linkedin gets more angel $?

    http://www.loiclemeur.com/english/2004/05/investing_in_li.html A round with business angels that I participated in will be announced within a few weeks. Here is some information about Linked In’s recent growth, if you are interested: 600,000+ users (30…

  • http://www.spiderware.com/2004/05/linkedin-gets-more-cash.html Spiderware.com – social, economic and spiritual networking

    LinkedIn Gets More Cash?

    Loic Le Meur says he has participated in an investment round of business angels to be announced in a few weeks.

  • http://gem-hs.org german

    Here is some information about Linked In’s recent growth, if you are interested:
    600,000+ users (30,000+ growth per week)
    28,000,000+ email addresses sent through Linked In (3,000,000+ growth per week)
    12 months old
    Within the 600,000+ users:
    265,000+ international users
    120,000+ senior management-level users
    8,000+ entrepreneurs
    10,000+ VCs
    100% professional users
    and 28,000+ in France only.

  • sow

    Loic revela en su blog que acaba de invertir en LinkedIn en una nueva ronda para business angels y de paso nos cuenta algunos números sobre el servicio:
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