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Max Levchin      

CEO, Affirm; Co-Founder of PayPal

Max Levchin co-founded PayPal and founded Slide, and now he starts other companies (such as new mobile-payments venture Affirm) out of his R&D lab, HVF.

As the founder and CEO of Slide, which creates and distributes popular Web applications on Facebook, as desktop widgets, and elsewhere. He is also the chairman of local review site Yelp. Prior to Slide he was the co-founder and CTO of PayPal, which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002.

Max was the CEO and visionary behind Slide, the largest developer of social applications such as SuperPoke!, Top Friends, FunSpace and Slideshows, used by more than 170 million people worldwide. It was bought by Google.

Max is also renowned as the co-founder of PayPal, an expert in combating online fraud and one of the hardest working entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He also incubaFFFted several other start-ups, including Yelp, where he is currently Chairman of the Board.

Max started PayPal in 1998, took the company public in 2002 and then sold it to eBay for more than $1.5 billion at the age of 26. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), Max moved to Chicago at the age of 16 and later received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Max sits on the board of several other companies and trains for triathlons.

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PayPal co-founder Max Levchin on harnessing hurricanes and ...

Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal, Stripe, and most recently Glow, has visions for the future of technology that are both incredible and totally out there.

Max Levchin Wants Us To Mine Hurricanes For Energy | TechCrunch

Health care, finance, education, food and transportation are the five big areas of tech opportunity PayPal co-founder Max Levchin outlined today at Mixpanel's..

Max Levchin Wants Us To Mine Hurricanes For Energy | TechCrunch

Health care, finance, education, food and transportation are the five big areas of tech opportunity PayPal co-founder Max Levchin outlined today at Mixpanel's..

Yelp announces resignation of Max Levchin from Board of Directors

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced that Max Levchin has resigned as Chairman and Director to pursue other interests, effective immediately.

WITH AFFIRM, PAYPAL COFOUNDER HAS A NEW WAY FOR YOU TO BUY THINGS WITHOUT CREDIT CARDS

AFFIRM, THE FINANCIAL TECH STARTUP FROM PAYPAL COFOUNDER MAX LEVCHIN, LETS YOU PAY IN INSTALLMENTS WITHOUT THE HASSLES OF A CREDIT CARD.

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