Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Professor of Innovation at The University of Texas at Austin
CEO and co-founder of BoostSuite
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Designing and Building Human Ecosystems for Networks and Marketplaces
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An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and angel investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading consumer-technology businesses. Hoffman was a founding board member and executive at PayPal before he launched LinkedIn from his living room in 2003. By the end of the first month, LinkedIn had 4,500 members; today it has over 100 million. Hoffman was also an early investor in such successful enterprises as Facebook, Zynga, Digg, and Flickr.