Reid Hoffman is Co-Lead Director of Reinvent Technology Partners Z. Reid is also co-founding advisory member of Reinvent Capital. Reid is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded LinkedIn, served as its founding Chief Executive Officer, and served as its Executive Chairman until the company’s acquisition by Microsoft for $26.2 billion. Early in his career, he was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and served on the founding Board of Directors of PayPal. Reid is a Partner at Greylock, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he focuses on investing in technology products that can reach hundreds of millions of people. Reid also serves as Co-Lead Director of Reinvent Technology Partners Z and Board Observer for Reinvent Technology Partners Y. He also serves on Microsoft’s Board and as a director or observer for a number of private companies including Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Nauto, Neeva, and Xapo. Additionally, Reid also serves on ten not-for-profit boards, including OpenAI, Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, Berggruen Institute, Research Bridge Partners, Lever for Change, New America, Do Something, and Opportunity @ Work. Reid also serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Media Lab. Over the years, Reid has made early investments in over 100 technology companies, including companies such as Facebook, Ironport, and Zynga. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies 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 has built an intellectual practice around entrepreneurship at scale. Through this, and his decade-long track record as a partner at Greylock, Reid has built a depth of experience and network connectivity across many diverse areas of the technology industry, including marketplaces, social networks, ecommerce, payments, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle technology, and transportation and logistics. Reid’s network and expertise also expand geographically into networks of technology entrepreneurship across Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Reid earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University. Reid has an honorary doctorate from Babson College and an honorary fellowship from Wolfson College, Oxford University. Reid has received a number of awards, including the Salute to Greatness from the Martin Luther King Center.