Reid Hoffman

  • Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest

    Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest

    After a successful first Hackathon series, VC firm Greylock Partners Greylock has announced Hackfest II, to continue the mission of building a network of interns and talent to build great companies and products. Greylock offers the typical mentor program that you’d find in other incubators and hackathons, but the caliber of those involved is unmatched. This isn’t your every day… Read More

  • LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman Gives Kiva $1 Million To “Empower Everyone”

    LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman Gives Kiva $1 Million To “Empower Everyone”

    “How you build the future is you motivate people to pay attention and act, to improve their circumstances and run their own lives”, LinkedIn co-founder and philanthropist Reid Hoffman tells me. That’s why his support of microlending platform Kiva’s kiva.org/free program has a double positive impact. He put up $1 million so 40,000 people could try helping the… Read More

  • After Endeavor Invests, Reid Hoffman Joins Globant’s Advisory Board; Is An IPO Next?

    After Endeavor Invests, Reid Hoffman Joins Globant’s Advisory Board; Is An IPO Next?

    Over nine years, Globant has been building one of the stronger and more reputable IT companies in South America. It’s no easy feat to build innovative software products for a global audience, but Globant seems to have hit the right note with its combination of open source and proprietary software, which have allowed it to become one of the go-to IT outsourcing firms for multinational… Read More

  • Did LinkedIn’s IPO Open the Market or Close It for Anyone Under a $5 Billion Valuation? (TCTV)

    Did LinkedIn’s IPO Open the Market or Close It for Anyone Under a $5 Billion Valuation? (TCTV)

    A few weeks ago I was meeting with Peter Thiel and that pesky question of whether we’re in a bubble or not came up. In a debate both sides are getting bored with, Thiel made a point I hadn’t heard: That LinkedIn’s IPO wasn’t some Netscape moment that opened the markets up for everyone else. In fact, he argued, it was the opposite. LinkedIn showed that you can have a… Read More

  • Attn Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't the Role Model. Reid Hoffman Is.

    Attn Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't the Role Model. Reid Hoffman Is.

    Forty-plus weeks traveling the emerging world has taught me many things. Chief among them is that most entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley learn the wrong lessons looking in. A lot of that is the fault of publications like TechCrunch: We get excited about new things. If it’s exploding like Groupon, all the better. But we even go nuts over things like Foursquare or Quora that have… Read More

  • Gigwalk Launches: Wanna Get Paid for Taking Pictures with Your iPhone?

    Gigwalk Launches: Wanna Get Paid for Taking Pictures with Your iPhone?

    In the 1990s, peer-to-peer networks were a revelation. They allowed people to pool together tiny parts of their computers, and those pooled together parts could do far more together than the average computer or connection could do on its own. It enabled everything from swapping pirated music to making cheap transcontinental calls via Skype. But what if you could do the same thing with tiny… Read More

  • So Is Web 3.0 Already Here? (TCTV)

    Last week, we invited big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O’Reilly into the TechCrunch Studios to talk about Hoffman’s definition of “Web 3.0″– a torrent of innovation that’s going to be unleashed by all of this personal data being collected about us. In the first segment we talked about the scary implications of this wave of companies, and in the second… Read More

  • Letting Go: How Sharing Your Data Can Transform Your Life (TCTV)

    It’s time for the much-awaited part two of our sit down with Internet big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O’Reilly. We invited the two in the studio last week to talk about what Hoffman has called “Web 3.0″– the use of an explosion of data being collected about our real lives online. Last week, we talked about the undeniably scary aspects of Web 3.0– data… Read More

  • Who Is More Trust-Worthy with Our Data: The Government or Big Companies? (TCTV)

    We invited Reid Hoffman and Tim O’Reilly — two of the biggest thinkers in the Valley– into the studio to talk about what Hoffman calls “Web 3.0.” He argues the next wave isn’t as simple as MOBILE! As he first discussed at SXSW, it’s about companies running on any platform or in the real world using the last few decades of data being gathered on our… Read More

  • The New Information Age

    The New Information Age


    LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman said, recently, “that if Web 1.0 involved go search, get data and some limited interactivity, and if Web 2.0 involves real identities and real relationships, then Web 3.0 will be real identities generating massive amounts of data.” Reid is a visionary and certainly had this right. But the information that Reid described is just the tip of the iceberg. Read More