Albert Lin

Albert Lin

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Albert Lin is an American businessman and a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital. Until 2010, Albert Lin was the COO, CFO, and Chairman of ‘Zappos.com’.

Early Life

Albert Lin’s birthplace is in Taiwan. His birthday and birth year are missing at the very moment. So, his current age, as well as zodiac sign, is not known. When he was six or seven years old, his parents immigrated to the New York area. Moreover, he attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Albert holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard and an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford.

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Caption: Albert Lin’s pictures. Source: Project Wonderlust

Career and Professional Life

Lin met Tony Hsieh at Harvard, the future CEO of Zappos. Hsieh recognized his business acumen for the first time while running a student-owned pizza parlor at Harvard. Likewise, Lin who was his best customer was buying whole pizzas, splitting them into slices, and selling them for a profit.

Likewise, in the year 1996, Lin dropped out of a Ph.D. program at Stanford. Therefore, to join Hsieh at LinkExchange as CFO. And, after 18 months ‘LinkExchange’ was sold to Microsoft for $265 million. Before joining Zappos, he was the VP of Finance and Business Development of Tellme Networks (MSFT).

Similarly, along with Hsieh, he also co-founded Venture Frogs, an incubator and investment firm. Also, ‘Venture Frogs’ invested in several techs and Internet startups, including OpenTable, Tellme Networks, Ask Jeeves, and Zappos.

Likewise, from 2005 to 2010, Lin was Chairman, COO, and CFO. Moreover, at Zappos, he was responsible for all financial, administrative, and warehouse operations. Likewise, Lin was also responsible for company growth and scaling, bringing the company to its first profitable year in 2006. Likewise, Amazon.com’s acquisition of the company in 2009 for $1.2 billion.

Moreover, according to TechCrunch;

“Hsieh made at least $214 million; Lin made at least $18 million, with the Venture Frogs shares netting an additional $163 million.”

And, then in 2010, Lin left Zappos to join the venture capital firm Sequoia Capital as a partner.

Sequoia Capital & Investments

TechCrunch stated that Lin has the “Midas touch” since

“every company he’s worked for has been acquired, and the smallest deal was $265 million”.

Likewise, his $265 million deal happened at LinkExchange, which was sold to Microsoft when he was VP of Finance and Administration. Later, he also helped ‘Tellme Networks’. And, it was sold to Microsoft for $800 million. After that, he helped form Zappos later acquired by Amazon for $1.2 billion.

He has invested in Airbnb, Achievers, Stella & Dot, Houzz, Kiwi, Romotive, Moovit, Humble Bundle, Styleseat, Uber, Cardpool, AppBistro / MMTG Labs (acquired by InMobi), and SalesCrunch. Moreover, he specializes in consumer internet, enterprise, and mobile companies.

Further, he was an early investor in Zipline. Therefore, a medicine drone delivery company with operations in Rwanda. Lin invested in the Palo Alto-based security company Cobalt Robotics and sits on its board of directors. Similarly, in the year 2013, ‘Forbes’ named Lin one of the “30 Most Influential People in Tech”.

Moreover, Lin and his work were profiled in national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Fortune Magazine.

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Caption: Albert Lin while having a discussion. Source: TechCrunch

Relationship Status and Body Measurements

The information about his personal life is not given in detail. However, his spouse’s name is Rebecca and they have a son named Atticus Lin. Other than this, he has not shared any more details about his personal life.

Talking about his physical appearance, he has not shared his height and weight. Also, his other measurements like chest-waist-hip, dress size, shoe size, etc are unavailable. However, he has black eyes and hair of the same color.

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Caption: Albert Lin and his wife’s picture. Source: Meetlnnovators

Social Media and Net Worth

Lin is not active on social media sites. Or it might be that he might be available under other unique usernames. However, he might be out of the media’s attention and maybe he is just staying safe without using social media sites.

Being a businessman and capitalist, he surely earns a good and huge amount of money. But, unfortunately, there is no clue about his earnings and net worth.

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