LinkedIn is a business-oriented networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, mainly used for professional networking. As of December 2007, its site traffic was 3.2 million visitors per month, growing at an annual growth rate of about 485%. As of January 2008, it had more than 17 million registered users, spanning 150 industries.

LinkedIn’s CEO is Dan Nye. As of February, 2008 founder and former CEO Reid Hoffman, previously an executive vice president of PayPal, remains President of Product and Chairman of the Board. LinkedIn is located in Mountain View, California, and funded by Greylock, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and the European Founders Fund. LinkedIn reached profitability in March 2006.

LinkedIn members in India, the biggest market for LinkedIn in the APAC region, are all set to meet face to face in cities across the country.

Hundreds of users have already expressed interest in putting faces to names, and the first such event is expected to take place in New Delhi in February 2008.

Those interested in being informed may join the Yahoo group set up for the purpose as follows:
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linkedinf2f To join group, send a blank mail to linkedinf2f-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Send mails to group at: linkedinf2f@yahoogroups.com

The 1st linkedin F2F in New Delhi will be followed by more similar F2F meetings in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and more…

People who are interested in expanding their networks, meeting more professionals from their industry with similar interests, discussing about issues and solutions, new ideas, etc can join in.

For bangalore F2F you can contact me here.

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