Companies Are Now Part of the LinkedIn Network
Mountain View, CA — March 21, 2008 — LinkedIn Corporation, the world’s largest online professional network, today announced the launch of Company Profiles. These profiles combine LinkedIn network information with a company’s description, key industry statistics, and targeted job listings.
“Not only will Company Profiles enable people to leverage intelligence from their LinkedIn network to learn more about companies, they will also serve as a vehicle for the companies to reach potential employees, customers, journalists, and partners,” said David Hahn, Director of Product Management at LinkedIn. At launch, key partners have included recruitment advertising on their company profiles. Over the next few phases of this initiative, LinkedIn plans to enable all companies to add custom modules such as “Employment Benefits,” “New Products” and other company information.
LinkedIn members who are interested in a company can also access data on the typical career paths of people entering and exiting the company, as well as view common job titles at the company. Members can see how their LinkedIn network connects them to current employees of the company. The data on company profiles is based on information from the over 20 million professional profiles on LinkedIn and as well as data from its partners, CapitalIQ and BusinessWeek.
LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, knowledge, 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 20 million professionals are on LinkedIn, including executives from 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.