Company Profiles Launch on LinkedIn

Maisy has the post up on the LinkedIn blog:

Now Companies Have Profiles on LinkedIn

Starting now, you’ll be able to see over 160,000 profiles of companies on LinkedIn, ranging from Fortune 500 companies (e.g. eBay) to philanthropic organizations (e.g. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) as well as LinkedIn’s own Company Profile page.  Company Profiles on LinkedIn is a succinct overview of a company’s industry data in combination with LinkedIn data along certain key metrics.

Maisy has a video demo up on Youtube… it’s still locked up right now, but will likely be unlocked soon:

I’ve watched this feature come together over the past couple of months and I have to say, the beta version is remarkably engaging.  I find myself clicking through companies based on how they relate to each other, where employees from one company come from, where they go to, etc.  Very interesting, especially as you dig into smaller, less known companies that aren’t part of the Fortune 500.

Some additional blog coverage:

Congratulations to the teams that helped put this together.