In 2003, Reid Hoffman founded LinkedIn and planted the seeds for his “Start-Up of You” movement inspired by the greater purpose “to create economic opportunity for every professional in the world”.

Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Relationships and trust form the foundation of our business, and they are key to our corporate culture. We operate on the basis of responsiveness, openness, honesty and trust with our members, business partners, employees and stockholders. Our employees are encouraged to demand excellence, take intelligent risks, and to “act like an owner.” These core values are shared regularly with employees on a worldwide basis, and this open communication in an environment of trust guides the decision-making of our employees and of the Company.