Reid Hoffman

Greylock Partners, Co-Founder of LinkedIn and Inflection AI

Reid Hoffman is an entrepreneur and executive who has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. As an investor, he has been instrumental in the success of companies such as Facebook and Airbnb, and has helped fast-growing newcomers like Aurora and Convoy grow to scale. Hoffman joined Greylock Partners in 2009 and focuses on early-stage investing in products that can reach hundreds of millions of participants. His foundational thesis of the power of networks has led to his investments in sectors including autonomous transportation, cryptocurrency, and shipping logistics. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling and Masters of Scale and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. He also hosts the podcast Masters of Scale. Reid serves on several not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, the Berggruen Institute, New America, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Lever for Change. His numerous awards include an honorary CBE from the Queen of England and the Salute to Greatness Award from the Martin Luther King Center.