Max Levchin is the Founder & CEO of Affirm, a financial services technology company. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Glow, a data-driven fertility company, and co-founder and general partner at SciFi VC, a private venture capital firm. All three companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation lab, HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun). Max was one of the original co-founders of PayPal where he served as the CTO until its acquisition by eBay in 2002.
In 2004, he founded Slide, a personal media-sharing service, which he sold to Google in August 2010. Also in 2004, he helped start Yelp, where he was the company’s first investor and Chairman of the Board until 2015. He has served on several boards such as Yahoo!, Yelp, and Evernote. Max is a serial entrepreneur, computer scientist, philanthropist, and active investor in more than 100 startups.