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Max Levchin: Change is the key to success

PayPal and Slide founder shares lessons on identifying a market opportunity

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
June 21, 2013
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Here's your lesson of the day! At Vator, we have thousands of sage advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. Many have asked if we could showcase one every day as a constant reminder of what it takes to build and scale a startup. Some are oldies, but goodies! So here you go! Today's lesson is from Max Levchin, founder of Slide and PayPal and an active angel investor. 

According to Levchin, "the trick to succeeding in a startup is to figure out what doesn't work... and change... The key thing for Slide was figuring out that the desktop was not outside the browser, but inside the browser." Slide was eventually bought by Google for a reported $228 million.

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