Max Levchin

Max Levchin

A Ukrainian-born American software engineer and serial entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Affirm.

About

Max Levchin is an entrepreneur, software engineer, investor, and executive producer known for founding and being involved with various successful companies including Yelp, PayPal, Affirm, Yahoo, and HVF.

After coming to the United States in 1991 from the Ukraine, Levchin attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied Computer Science and earned his Bachelor's degree in 1997. While attending college, he co-founded his first company, SponsorNet New Media. In 1998, he co-founded Fieldlink, which eventually become Confinity. That company later came to be known as PayPal in 2001, based off of its main product that it developed.

In 2004 Levchin founded a social media company known as Slide that was sold to Google. Following the shut down of that company, he founded HVF, an investment company. A financial technology company known as Affirm was spun out of HVF and Levchin is the CEO of Affirm.

Levchin has also served on the board of directors for various companies and has also acted as an executive producer on the film Thank You for Smoking.

Timeline

July 2015

Levchin is the Chairman of Yelp.

2012

Affirm is co-founded by Levchin.

2002

Levchin is named as Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review.

1991

Levchin moves to the United States.

July 11, 1975

Levchin is born in Kiev.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Affirm's Max Levchin, cofounder of PayPal, on the future of money after the coronavirus

Jeff John Roberts

Web

May 10, 2020

In Data We Trust: Max Levchin Blows Up Consumer Finance

Amelia Salyers

Web

May 11, 2016

Max Levchin is looking ahead to fintech's next big opportunities

Ingrid Lunden

Web

August 19, 2020

Max Levchin:The Making of a Tech Mogul

Web

May 17, 2018

Working Hard & Staying Humble | Interview with Max Levchin | Founder Story

Sarah Lacy

Web

December 8, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Full interview with Max Levchin, co-founder of Paypal

November 25, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Affirm

Max Levchin

San Francisco, California

Financial Services

Confinity

N/A

Detroit, Michigan

Financial Services

Glow

Mike Huang

San Francisco, California

Health Technology

HVF

Max Levchin

San Francisco, California

Investor

PayPal

Dan Schulman

San Jose, California

Transaction processing

slide.com

N/A

San Francisco, California

Social Media

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
JD Alois
November 19, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Max Levchin's Fintech Affirm Files S-1 to Go Public. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Anthony Ha
August 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Apple stock reaches a big milestone, Facebook Portal gets more work-friendly and Twitter reports progress against hate speech. This is your Daily Crunch for August 19, 2020. The big story: Apple hits $2 trillion market cap Apple's share price is up around 59% since the beginning of the year, despite seeing relatively modest, 11% year-over-year [...]
Ingrid Lunden
August 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Max Levchin needs little introduction in the world of tech. As an entrepreneur, he's been the co-founder of PayPal (now public), Slide (acquired by Google) and Affirm (reportedly about to go public), some of the hottest startups to have come out of Silicon Valley. And as an investor, he's applied his power of observation and [...]
Ingrid Lunden
August 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Money makes the world go round, as the saying goes. But how and where we spend it are still very much up for grabs. One person who has been pondering that question and providing answers very successfully is Max Levchin, and we're very excited to have him as our special guest today on Extra Crunch [...]
Tami Brehse
November 24, 2019
Business Insider
What do the founders of YouTube, Yelp, Tesla, and LinkedIn have in common? A common resume line item: employment at PayPal.

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