LinkedIn To Acquire Rashmi Sinha’s SlideShare For $118M

Rashmi Sinha

SlideShare co-founder and CEO @rashmi tweets “Yes it’s true” this afternoon.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

In breaking news, LinkedIn has announced plans to acquire SlideShare for $118.75M, in a combination of approximately 45% cash and approximately 55% stock.

SlideShare was founded in 2006 by CEO Rashmi Sinha, who commented, “We built SlideShare to help professionals share presentations and connect people through content. What we can build with LinkedIn, the largest professional network on the Internet, is the most natural extension of this vision. I am excited about what we can build together.” Congrats to Rashmi and the entire SlideShare team!

In 2010, Women 2.0 sat down with SlideShare co-founder Rashmi Sinha to talk about entrepreneurship. She discussed the importance of startup advisors and how she always knew she wanted to do something “independently” – like start her own company. Rashmi also gives advice for people considering leaving their jobs to start a new endeavor with others.

Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.