Reid has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, including LinkedIn and PayPal. He possesses a unique understanding of consumer behavior and the dynamics of viral businesses, as well as deep experience in driving companies from the earliest stages through periods of explosive, “blitzscaling” growth. Ranging from Linkedin to PayPal, from Airbnb to Convoy to Facebook, Reid invests in businesses with network effects and collaborates on building their product ecosystems. Reid serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub and Do Something. He's the co-author of Blitzscaling and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. Reid earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University.