Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, but grew up in Berkeley, California. Hoffman's first company was SocialNet.com, an online dating service.
While at SocialNet, Hoffman was a member of the board of directors at the founding of PayPal, an electronic money transmission service, and later joined the firm as a full-time employee.
Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn in December 2002, where he's currently working as the Executive Chairman.
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