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Billing himself as a "finance nerd," serial entrepreneur Max Levchin decides to take the CEO job at online lending startup Affirm.
Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal, Stripe, and most recently Glow, has visions for the future of technology that are both incredible and totally out there.
Silicon Valley all-star Max Levchin launches Affirm, a startup focusing on making one-click payments from smartphones.
The PayPal co-founder says new CEO Melissa Mayer's inspiring move to Yahoo was just one factor of a few that helped him make his decision.
The company injects some Silicon Valley firepower into its board with the addition of Levchin. His arrival coincides with the departure of CEOs from the Weather Channeland Intuit.
Their book damning U.S. innovation isn't out yet, but we get a preview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.
Max Levchin walks away from the Web giant only a year after Google bought his company, Slide. Now Google plans to shutter Slide applications, including the just-launched Photovine picture-sharing service.
Man behind PayPal (and SuperPoke) thinks that Facebook applications can progress beyond their procrastination-friendly roots, but it might take some creativity.
Levchin made his name by co-founding something very utilitarian--PayPal. Now he's achieving success with something that's consciously silly.
"Having babies is a moral imperative for the human race. What's been missing for people who can't is data and financial arbitrage," says Glow founder Max Levchin.