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Eric Thich Vi Ly (born January 15, 1969) is a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and investor.

LinkedIn

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Ly was co-founder of LinkedIn, a social networking site designed specifically for the business community, where he served as its founding chief technology officer.
The company was founded in December 2002 by Reid Hoffman and founding team members from PayPal and Socialnet.com (Allen Blue, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Lee Hower, Konstantin Guericke, Stephen Beitzel, David Eves, Ian McNish, Yan Pujante, Chris Saccheri).

Entrepreneurship

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Eric Thich Vi Ly (born January 15, 1969) is a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and investor.

Investor

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Eric Thich Vi Ly (born January 15, 1969) is a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and investor.

Chief technology officer

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Ly was co-founder of LinkedIn, a social networking site designed specifically for the business community, where he served as its founding chief technology officer.

Ho Chi Minh City

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Ly was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and emigrated to the United States in 1975 as a result of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam

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Ly was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and emigrated to the United States in 1975 as a result of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War

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Ly was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and emigrated to the United States in 1975 as a result of the Vietnam War.

San Francisco

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He lived in San Francisco, California for some years, and when his parents found jobs in Silicon Valley, his family moved to Sunnyvale, California.

California

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He lived in San Francisco, California for some years, and when his parents found jobs in Silicon Valley, his family moved to Sunnyvale, California.

Silicon Valley

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He lived in San Francisco, California for some years, and when his parents found jobs in Silicon Valley, his family moved to Sunnyvale, California.

Sunnyvale, California

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He lived in San Francisco, California for some years, and when his parents found jobs in Silicon Valley, his family moved to Sunnyvale, California.

Homestead High School (Cupertino, California)

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Ly attended Homestead High School, where he applied his interest in computers to journalism and the on-campus newspaper, The Epitaph.

Apple Inc.

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Through a sponsorship from Apple Inc., he transformed production methods for the publication, making Homestead one of the first schools in the country to use desktop publishing technology to publish its newspaper on the newly introduced Macintosh computers.

Desktop publishing

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Through a sponsorship from Apple Inc., he transformed production methods for the publication, making Homestead one of the first schools in the country to use desktop publishing technology to publish its newspaper on the newly introduced Macintosh computers.

Macintosh

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Through a sponsorship from Apple Inc., he transformed production methods for the publication, making Homestead one of the first schools in the country to use desktop publishing technology to publish its newspaper on the newly introduced Macintosh computers.

Stanford University

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Ly attended Stanford University and volunteered as a science writer for the Stanford Daily in addition to his studies.

Terry Winograd

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Ly was inspired by professor Terry Winograd's perspective that computers ultimately serve as communications tools for people.

Phi Beta Kappa

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Ly graduated with distinction in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Scott Forstall

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His contemporaries included Scott Forstall, Reid Hoffman, and Marissa Mayer.

Reid Hoffman

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His contemporaries included Scott Forstall, Reid Hoffman, and Marissa Mayer.

Marissa Mayer

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His contemporaries included Scott Forstall, Reid Hoffman, and Marissa Mayer.

MIT Media Lab

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Ly went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab in 1993 with a research thesis ("Chatter: A Conversational Telephone Agent") on combining speech-user interfaces and artificial-intelligence agents.

Artificial intelligence

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Ly went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab in 1993 with a research thesis ("Chatter: A Conversational Telephone Agent") on combining speech-user interfaces and artificial-intelligence agents.