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LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman Launches NFT on Solana

LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman, is beginning another venture as he has launched an NFT collection, titled ‘Untranslatable Words’ on Solana. The collection, which is DALL•E (AI image generator) art turned into NFTs, with the first of 11 pieces available for auction on the Magic Eden marketplace. The...
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LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman To Turn Image Collection Into NFTs

One of the co-founders of LinkedIn will release a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on the Solana blockchain using images he created with the help of OpenAI's DALL-E 2 artificial intelligence (AI) system. Reid Hoffman announced the innitiative on Twitter on Thursday, saying that the first collection debuted on...
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WATCH: Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tells Vanderbilt Class of 2022 that cultivating close friendships ‘may be your life’s most important work’

Reid Hoffman, who played integral roles in founding the companies PayPal and LinkedIn, called on Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2022 to invest in true, substantial and enduring friendships as they set out on the next phases of their lives. The entrepreneur, executive and philanthropist delivered the Graduates Day keynote...
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The Funded: LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has teamed up with DeepMind vets on a new AI startup

Reid Hoffman has a new startup that's focused on making it easier for people to communicate with computers. Dubbed Inflection AI, the startup — as its name implies – is developing artificial intelligence software to accomplish its task. Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn Corp., launched the new company with Mustafa Suleyman and Karen Simonyan, both veterans of DeepMind, Google LLC's artificial intelligence research unit.
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Reid Hoffman has co-founded his first new company since LinkedIn sale

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Inflection will aim to develop AI software products that make it easier for humans to communicate with computers. It is the first time Hoffman has co-founded a company since he sold LinkedIn to Microsoft for $26.2 billion in 2016. He is creating the business with DeepMind...
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Reid Hoffman On How To Scale Up

Reid Hoffman knows how to scale up. As cofounder of LinkedIn, partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners and host of the Masters of Scale podcast, Hoffman has witnessed firsthand the habits of those who create scalable ventures—and those who don’t. Hoffman recently spoke with me about what...
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Forbes All-Star Book Club: Reid Hoffman Reviews ‘Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun’

Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Smith shares his review of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (Legend Press and Cassava Republic Press, 2016), by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, for our ongoing series of book reviews by leaders from the worlds of business, academia, entertainment and politics. See more reviews from leaders here.
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LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman on Innovating for an Uncertain Future

Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn and now partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, says innovators must ignore hype to identify new technologies with real traction. It starts by envisioning how they might shape the future. HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius sat down with Hoffman in this episode...
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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman named Class of 2022 commencement speaker

Reid Hoffman, an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, will serve as the Graduates Day speaker as part of the Class of 2022’s commencement, per a Nov. 18 press release. Graduates Day, which celebrates graduates with speeches and other ceremonies, will be held in Memorial Gym and live-streamed on May...
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Reid Hoffman on the evolution of ‘blitzscaling’ amid the pandemic

“Blitzscaling itself isn’t the goal,” Hoffman said during TechCrunch Disrupt 2021. “Blitzscaling is being inefficient; it’s spending capital inefficiently and hiring inefficiently; it’s being uncertain about your business model; and those are not good things.” Instead, he said, blitzscaling is a choice companies may have to make for a set period of time to outpace a competitor or react to a pandemic rather than a route to take from idea to IPO.
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Reid Hoffman Sponsors SPAC Deal with Joby Aviation

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder and Reinvent Technology Partner co-lead director, discusses his blank check company’s SPAC deal with Joby Aviation and why he sees so much potential in the ‘flying taxi’ maker. He speaks with Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.” (Source: Bloomberg)