LinkedIn turns 10, reaches 225 million users
Professional networking site LinkedIn turned 10 this Sunday (May 5th). Back in 2003, co-founder Reid Hoffman launched the company in his living room with the mission of connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
Ten years later, LinkedIn is a public company with more than 225 million users, 3,700 employees in 26 offices around the world and with the site available in 19 different languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Korean and Indonesian.
“At the end of our first month, we had 4,500 members in the network. Today, hundreds of millions of professionals around the world are turning to LinkedIn to connect with each other, manage their identities, get insights they need to be great at what they do, and find their dream jobs. I’m continually inspired by our members’ career aspirations and achievements," Hoffman wrote on the company's blog.
To celebrate its first decade in business, LinkedIn posted on Sunday a visual timeline of its growth which includes photos of LinkedIn’s first office, notes from an early meeting of co-founders, as well as a collection of photos showing how company’s website evolved from a static page to a dynamic social network.