The recently revamped museum laid off 80 of its 435 paid positions today
In a blog post today, Biz Stone announced closing a funding round led by Spark Capital with participation from SV Angel. An elite group of individual investors also contributed, including Jack Dorsey, Bono, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Evan Williams, Al Gore, Greg Yaitanes, and Roya Mahboob.
Mountain View-based LinkedIn employs over 3,700 folks and has already logged in 225 million members, and it’s growing at a furious rate of more than two new members per second.
With funding from Reid Hoffman’s Greylock and other famous investors, Recurious could stand out among education app-makers.
WayWire, the video startup that counts super-hero Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker among its founders, has confirmed to VentureBeat that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is one of its angel investors.
Current Facebook chief operating officer and former Google VP Cheryl Sandberg was almost LinkedIn’s chief executive officer. Almost.
VC funding was down 15 percent in 2012, while crowdfunding grew 91 percent, as a new infographic from Startups.co shows
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.
Reid Hoffman says that when he visits a university to give an entrepreneurship lecture now, he gets asked for money.
Three months before releasing a quarterly earnings report that slaughtered an already-decimated stock, Zynga executives and investors unloaded some of their stock, raking in more than $500 million dollars. Now, multiple law firms are investigating whether the company or its executives did anything improper.
Zynga insiders, including chief executive Marc Pincus, cashed out in April, selling 43 million shares for over $516 million — just before the stock price cratered.
Social fundraising startup Rally.org has raised $7.9 million in a first institutional round of funding.
Guest Post Leila Janah, cofounder of Samasource. (Photo:Ved Chirayath)
It’s time to get excited for The Crunchies Awards. The final line-up of notable guests has been released, making us all the more excited to co-host this star-studded event.
Who says gift cards aren’t cool? After landing $5.5 million in a first round of funding last November, social gifting service Wrapp, which lets you easily send gift cards to friends through Facebook, today announced that it’s received an additional $5 million for the round led by Greylock Partners and international VC firm Atomico.
Education technology is a red-hot market, and both startups and investors are taking note.
From the maker of Second Life, here comes an interesting new startup. Coffee & Power says it is creating an online marketplace where people can buy and sell small jobs.
Google released a slew of updates for its social network Google+ today. With these new updates, Google+ is turning into the social network of choice for web and mobile collaboration.
Editor's Pick LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman might be one of the most successful entrepreneurs to emerge from the post-dot-com era, and today he shared some of the secrets to his success.
There’s a point in the lives of most startups where a radical shift has to occur in order for them to hit the next level. If done right, it can be transformative – but too many startup owners cling to their original ideas and drag their companies down in the process.
As the co-founder of popular business social network LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman knows a thing or two about successfully launching a startup. In this Entrepreneur Thought Leader Lecture given at Stanford University, he details the rules he has historically used when creating a venture: Look for disruptive change, aim high, build a network around your company, plan for good and bad luck and maintain flexible persistence. Most importantly, he says, remember these rules are just rules of thumb by which you navigate – they’re not carved in stone.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus (pictured far left) will benefit the most from his company’s planned initial public offering, according to Zynga’s SEC filing.