Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A computer scientist, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Max Levchin focuses on building and investing in enduring technology companies. Levchin co-founded PayPal and was its CTO, from founding through its acquisition by eBay. His latest undertaking, HVF, is an innovation lab, focused on solving big problems and improving lives by extracting insights from the vast quantities of recordable information around us. HVF launched its first project, Affirm, in early 2013, and its second project, Glow, at the end of May. Levchin currently serves as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Yelp and Kaggle and a Director of Yahoo! and Evernote. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.