Sequoia Capital’s Michael Moritz Added to LinkedIn’s Board

Sequoia Capital managing member Michael Moritz was appointed to the board of directors at LinkedIn, replacing Mark Kvamme, who relinquished the board seat he had held since 2003.

Moritz has been with Sequoia for 25 years, and he has served o the boards of Flextronics, Yahoo!, PayPal, and Google.

Kvamme joined the LinkedIn board in 2003, when Sequoia became the professional networking site’s first outside investor. He will become director of the Ohio Department of Development.

The other LinkedIn board members are Skip Battle, Reid Hoffman, Leslie Kilgore, Stan Meresman, and David Sze.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said:

We are very pleased to be adding Mike’s perspective and depth of experience to our board. Mike brings an impressive range of knowledge and expertise, which will be invaluable to the company as we work to continue to grow our business around the world.

As one of the founding investors in LinkedIn, Mark’s vision, passion, and insight helped fuel the company long before others had recognized the full potential of our platform. While he will be greatly missed as a board member, we wish him all the best as he transitions into his new role in government.