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How LinkedIn's founder is working to blunt Donald Trump

Reid Hoffman, the founder of and a billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist, has made a half-dozen or so investments in recent months with a specific aim: to counteract the influence of President Trump. The venture-style investments include starting a new group, Win the Fut...

Using Silicon Valley Tactics, LinkedIn’s Founder Is Working to Blunt Trump

But how effective a Silicon Valley approach to political change can be is a question — and Mr. Hoffman has experienced stumbling blocks before. In 2014, he invested personally in Change.org, an online petition start-up. Last fall, the company laid off more than a third of its ...

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