LinkedIn Network Announces Obama to Launch New Q and A Series

Palo Alto, CA — September 12, 2007 — LinkedIn Corporation, the world’s largest online professional network, today announced the launch of a special question and answer series on LinkedIn’s Answers service which was introduced earlier this year. The series will focus on start ups and small business, and will highlight the professional expertise available through the LinkedIn Answers service. U.S. Senator (IL) and 2008 Candidate for President of the United States Barack Obama will be posting the first of several feature questions to LinkedIn members on September 12. 

Supporters are encouraged to join the Obama group on LinkedIn and add an Obama ‘08 digital bumpersticker to their LinkedIn profile. Senator Obama will use LinkedIn Answers to communicate online with LinkedIn’s 14 million members. The Obama Campaign will use this as a way to engage business leaders in a discussion. 

LinkedIn Answers was launched in 2007 and allows professionals to tap into the vast professional knowledge of a network of 14 million LinkedIn members. LinkedIn members can use LinkedIn Answers to get free, fast and accurate answers from their trusted network, or the entire LinkedIn network, in 16 categories including Government and Non-Profit, International, Marketing and Sales and Personal Finance. “LinkedIn Answers provides an ideal forum for political candidates and campaigns to communicate with a high-level professional audience on key business issues,” said Dan Nye, CEO, LinkedIn. “We expect candidates from all backgrounds and all levels of government, from city council races to the Presidential campaign, will take advantage of LinkedIn as a highly effective online tool for reaching the business audience.” 

LinkedIn is the Internet’s premier professional network, where over 14 million professionals find customers, jobs, employees, investors, business partners, service providers, industry experts and opportunities through their network of business relationships. With over 14 million members, the LinkedIn network is currently growing at a rate of nearly 300,000 members a week. 

About LinkedIn 
LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs and opportunities like never before. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. Currently, more than 14 million professionals are on LinkedIn, representing all five hundred of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as a wide range of household names in technology, financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, and numerous other industries. LinkedIn is backed by world-class investors including Sequoia Capital, Greylock, the European Founders Fund and Bessemer Venture Partners.