At an event in London to celebrate the milestone, founder and chairman Reid Hoffman said the company plans to launch an initial public offering at some point, but an IPO was not on the immediate radar, TechCrunch Europe reported.
Eyres wrote on the LinkedIn Blog:
As I stood last night in a London venue full of some of our U.K. members, I overheard Lou Reed’s musical director deep in conversation with a senior executive from one of the world’s largest financial institutions.
That doesn’t happen every day, I thought.
What it brought home to me was the key reason why there are now more than 3 million LinkedIn members in the United Kingdom. It’s not down to the range of features we offer, the speed at which we innovate, or the number of languages the site is available in. It’s the members and the rich mix of expertise, experience, wisdom and the positive, collaborative attitude that they bring.
Without you, there would be no LinkedIn.
I started with LinkedIn almost two years ago and it’s been quite a ride as we’ve watched the British professional community take to the site with the sort of industrious enthusiasm that typifies the way business is done in this country. Our team in London has grown alongside the membership and, thanks in no small part to the great reception LinkedIn has had in the United Kingdom, we’re now looking to further expansion into Europe.