SlideShare and LinkedIn Combine Professional Prowess
May 07, 2012
LinkedIn + SlideShare Presentation
Venture-backed professional content sharing platform SlideShare has agreed to be acquired by professional network LinkedIn for $118.75 million, comprised of 45% cash and 55% stock. Slideshare was founded in 2006, and its investors include Venrock Associates and 500 Startups' Dave McClure. According to SlideShare CEO Rashmi Sinha's blog post on the deal, the acquisition is a "natural culmination" of continuing collaboration between the two companies.