History of LinkedIn?

LinkedIn was founded in 2002 by Reid Hoffman and it was launched in 2003. Early on, its growth was slow, but it accelerated by the end of 2003.

  • In 2004, it introduced new features such as the ability to upload addresses to invite others and introduce groups and partners with American Express. It assorted 1 million members.
  • Jobs and subscriptions were introduced in 2005. Membership toll increased to 4 M.
  • In 2006, LinkedIn launched public profiles as your current and past career record.
  • In 2007, Reid Hoffman stepped aside and Dan Nye took over. Membership toll rises to 17 M.
  • In 2008, LinkedIn becomes global by opening its office in London and launching the Spanish and French version of the website.
  • In 2009, the membership count tipped over 50 million. Jeff Weiner joined LinkedIn as its CEO.
  • In 2010, LinkedIn grows amazingly with 90 million members and 1000 employees in 10 offices around the globe.
  • In 2011, LinkedIn became a publicly traded company on New York Stock Exchange and hosted a Town Hall meeting with Obama. Membership reaches 135 million.
  • The site was redesigned in 2012 focusing on making LinkedIn simpler and easy to use.
  • LinkedIn turned ten in 2013 with 225 million users across the globe.
  • By the end of 2014, Linkedin had grown to a significant extent with 315+ million registered users and well over 5000 employees in 27 cities. It continues to grow, adding features and delivering its users a better experience every time they log onto LinkedIn.