Newsle is joining LinkedIn!

LinkedIn Newsle

We’re thrilled to announce some big news… Newsle is joining LinkedIn!

We founded Newsle with a simple goal: to deliver important news about the people who matter to you.

Three years and 2 million users later, we’re happy to say that we’re well on the way toward realizing that goal. LinkedIn is equally passionate about offering insights that can help professionals better do their jobs and will help us accelerate our efforts by making Newsle available to its members.

We’re delighted that our team of engineers — Liz, Farid, Shane, and Nick — will be making the move with us to LinkedIn.

We’ll keep Newsle online as a standalone service as we combine all the functionality  with LinkedIn’s core services.

And now, a few words of thanks…

To our users: Thank you for supporting us and letting us know what needed to be improved.

To those who’ve worked on our team: Thank you for helping us build Newsle into the leading tool in its field.

To our investors and advisors: Thank you for taking the leap and betting on Newsle: Lerer Ventures, Advance Publications and ACBJ, SV Angel, Bloomberg Beta, Maveron, DFJ, Transmedia Capital, Launny Steffens, Ellen Levy, Jon Lazarus, Paul Berry, and Rockwell and Evan Schnabel.

If you’d like to read LinkedIn’s blog post, click here.

Axel and Jonah