LinkedIn Acquires Business Reviews Startup Company ChoiceVendor

Posted Sep 26, 2010

Professional social networking company LinkedIn has acquired ChoiceVendor Inc. ChoiceVendor is a website where users review business service provider companies. This is LinkedIn’s second acquisition.

ChoiceVendor is a startup based in San Francisco that launched in 2008. It was founded by two former Google employees and there is information about accountants, payroll services, and call centers. The terms were not disclosed on LinkedIn’s financial documents on September 23rd.

“You’ll continue to see us do acquisitions for talent,” stated LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner in an interview with “Our top operating priority is building a world-class team.”

ChoiceVendor Yan-David Erlich will be joining LinkedIn as part of the acquisition. Erlich is a former product manager at Google and was the creator of IM service Rama Ranganath is a former engineer at Google and Microsoft. Erlich and Ranganath both founded ChoiceVendor two years ago.