Reid Hoffman on elaborating product-market fit and sizing adult talent

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Shripriya Mahesh is a partner during Omidyar Network.

In a new part of a Founder’s Corner podcast, we spoke with my longtime crony and former co-worker Reid Hoffman––the eminent businessman and financier who co-founded LinkedIn and now serves as partner during Greylock, advising a engorgement of tech giants on all from product plan to employing to trends in rising technology. Hoffman offers a brief master category for startup leaders on government and strategy.

Hoffman shares his insights on:

  • Product-market fit, including how to find and say it

  • Identifying KPIs during a early theatre of a startup

  • How to asian to your company’s North Star

  • How he judges talent and nurtures and manages employees

  • Lessons from leveraging go-to-market plan alongside product development

An achieved businessman and executive, Hoffman has played an constituent purpose in building many of today’s heading consumer record businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal.

Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn, a world’s largest veteran networking service, in 2003 and led it to profitability while portion as arch executive officer during a company’s initial 4 years. Prior to LinkedIn, he was executive clamp boss during PayPal, where he was also a first house member.

Hoffman now serves on a play of Airbnb, Convoy, Edmodo, Gixo, Microsoft, Xapo, as good as a play for a series of not-for-profits, including Kiva, Endeavor, and Do Something. Prior to fasten Greylock, he angel-invested in many successful companies, including Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, and Zynga.

Founder’s Corner delivers bite-size lessons and relatable tales from today’s premier founders and CEOs so we can get forward of tomorrow’s roadblocks and build a good association faster than ever before. Listen above and allow on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Overcast for new episodes.