LinkedIn today announced they will be opening their 11th office in the EMEA region. The office will open in Berlin, Germany, and reflects the momentum the Microsoft-owned company has seen in the region, with more hopes for future growth.
LinkedIn conducted extensive research as part of the decision to open the Berlin office, and also evaluated several cities within Berlin to invest in. Criteria such as local talent pool, culture, and opportunity to scale were all considered. "Berlin not only offers fantastic talent but also great commercial opportunity and closeness to governmental institutions... Berlin is not only the capital of Germany but a city that boasts one of the most vibrant start-up communities in Europe," explained LinkedIn's Barbara Wittmann.
LinkedIn first established in Germany back in 2011, with two million members and a small team of five employees in Munich. Since then LinkedIn has gotten to 11 million members in the region, and the majority of DAX companies now used LinkedIn's solutions. The new office will open in the second half of 2018 and will be their second office opening in a European country. "For the first time, we will open a second office in a European country. "This not only pays tribute to the diverse and promising region but will also give us the opportunity to serve our members and clients better from two local hubs," ended Wittmann.