Max Levchin

Max Levchin

San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since April 04, 2008
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Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Categories of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser

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Angel investments and exits

Anomaly Innovations
IronPort (acquired by Cisco)
Pinterest (funded)
Mixpanel (funded)
Message Bus
Kaggle (funded)
WePay (funded)
Slide (aquired by Google)
Yelp (IPO)_

Max is the visionary behind Slide, the largest social software company in the world. He 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. Before starting Slide, he incubated several other start-ups, including Yelp, where he currently sits as Chairman of the Board. Max started PayPal in 1998, immediately after graduating from college, and sold it four years later 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 when he's not obsessing over Slide's business.