Max Levchin

Co-founder & CEO at Affirm, Inc

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An angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of PayPal, Max Levchin currently serves as Founder & CEO of Affirm, a company founded with a goal to create honest financial products and services that empower consumers and improve lives. In addition to Affirm, Max is president of HVF Labs, chairman of Glow, and an advisory board member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In 1998, soon after graduating from college, he co-founded (with Peter Thiel) the company that eventually became PayPal. Levchin notably made contributions to PayPal’s anti-fraud efforts and is also the co-creator of the Gausebeck-Levchin test, one of the first commercial implementations of a CAPTCHA challenge response human test. He was an early investor in Yelp, a local-search service powered by crowd-sourced review forum and served on the Board of Yahoo, prior to it’s acquisition.


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