LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft.

LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented internet service that operates through websites and mobile apps in the United States.

The website, which was launched on May 5, 2003 and allows job seekers to submit their CVs and companies to post opportunities, is largely used for professional networking and career advancement. Since 2015, the majority of the company’s revenue has come from offering recruiters and salespeople access to information about its users.

It has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft since December 2016. LinkedIn has 774 million registered members from over 200 countries and territories as of September 2021.

LinkedIn allows members (both employees and employers) to build profiles and communicate with one another through an online social network that can mimic real-world business relationships.

Members can connect with anyone (whether or not they are already a member). LinkedIn may also be used to plan offline events, join groups, write articles, post job ads, share images and videos, and much more.

Company overview

LinkedIn was founded in Mountain View, California, and is now headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with 33 offices across the world. The corporation had roughly 20,500 employees in May 2020.

Ryan Roslansky is the CEO of LinkedIn. Former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has been named Executive Chairman. LinkedIn’s founder, Reid Hoffman, serves as chairman of the board. Sequoia Capital, Greylock, Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and the European Founders Fund were among the investors.

In March 2006, LinkedIn became profitable. The company has received a total of $103 million in funding since January 2011.

The New York Times reports that US high school students are already building LinkedIn profiles to submit with their college applications.

The site, which is based in the United States, is available in 24 languages as of 2013. LinkedIn filed for its initial public offering in January 2011 and began trading under the NYSE symbol “LNKD” in May of that year.

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