Alfred Lin Biography
Alfred Lin is an American-Taiwan venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital. He was the COO, CFO, and Chairman of Zappos.com until 2010. He was born and raised in Taiwan before migrating to the USA. He also attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City.
He then proceeded to Harvard where he earned a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and also an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford. Lin met Tony Hsieh who was by then the future CEO of Zappos.
Alfred Lin Age
Lin has managed to keep his personal details all to himself. He has not revealed any details about his date of birth or current age. It will be updated soon.
Alfred Lin Family
He has also not revealed any details about his family background. It will be updated soon.
Alfred Lin Wife
This information is currently under review it will be updated soon. However, Lin has been spotted posting pics of a woman named Rebecca.
Alfred Lin Kids
He has one son named Atticus Lin. However, he has not revealed more information regarding his son, will update it as soon it’s available.
Alfred Lin Height
He stands at an average height and has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature, this information is currently under review it will be updated soon.
Alfred Lin Career
He was an early investor in Zipline, a medicine drone delivery company with operations in Rwanda, he as well invested in the Palo Alto-based security company cobalt robotics and sits on its board of directors. Lin specializes in consumer internet, enterprise, and mobile companies.
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TechCrunch has stated that Alfred has the “Midas touch”, since “every company he’s worked for has been acquired, and the smallest deal was $265 million.” Lin’s $265 million deal happened at LinkExchange, which was sold to Microsoft for $265M when he was VP of Finance and Administration.
Lin later helped Tellme Networks which was sold to Microsoft for $800 million. After that, Lin helped form Zappos to later be acquired by Amazon for $1.2 billion.
Lin has invested in Airbnb, Achievers, Stella & Dot, Houzz, Humble Bundle, Kiwi, Romotive, Moovit, Styleseat, Uber, Cardpool and MMTG Labs, and SalesCrunch.He specializes in consumer internet, enterprise, and mobile companies.
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The two met and opened a pizza parlor at Harvard. Lin’s best customers used to buy the pizza, cut them into slices, and sold them at a profit. In 1996, Lin decided to drop out of the Ph.D. program at Stanford to join Hsieh at Link Exchange as CFO.
18 months later Link Exchange sold Microsoft for $265 million. However, before joining Zappos, he was also the VP of Finance and Business Development of Tellme Networks (MSFT).
Alfred Lin Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging from $ 56,000 – $ 135,500. However, this information is under review it will be updated as soon it is available
Alfred Lin’s Quotes
|“||The sign of a successful company is a group of people who decide that they are going to leverage it, and maybe that is really the key to its success as opposed to the two guys who come up with all the ideas.||”|
|“||Wowing people is never about just spending more on them. A lot has to do with showing people that you care.||”|
|“||It does not matter how successful you are or whether people think you are successful, business is hard, and you are going to go through rough times and hard times.||”|
Alfred Lin Net Worth
Lin’s estimated net worth is $248 million. His worth increased after Amazon actually approached him with a deal to buy the company under an account Hsieh wrote for inc. Magazine. After the deal was finalized, Lin joined the firm as a partner in 2010.
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