Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Symbolic Systems, Stanford University, 1990. Master in Phil., Oxford University, London, 1993.
Principal investor Nanosolar, Inc. Angel investor Friendster, Inc., Aufklarung LLC, since 2001. With division human interface design Apple Computers, Inc.
Founder SocialNet; executive vice president PayPal Inc. (sold to eBay), 2001—2002. Founding Chief Executive Officer LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California, 2003—2007, chairman & president, products, 2007—2008, Chief Executive Officer, 2008—2009, co-founder, executive chairman, since 2009.
Partner Greylock Partners, since 2009. Board director Jumpstart Technology, LLC, Six Apart, since 2003, Grassroots Enterprises, since 2003, Vendio, since 2003, Mozilla Corporation, since 2005, Tagged, since 2005, Kiva.org, since 2006. Member advisory board EZCab, WeAttract.com, Lulan LLC, since 2003, Center for Citizen Media, since 2006.
Member provost council College Eight, University California, San Francisco, since 2006.