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BirthplaceKyiv, Ukraine


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS 1997
Computer Science

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Max Levchin

A computer scientist, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor, Max Levchin focuses on building and investing in enduring technology companies.

Max’s 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 recently launched Glow at the end of May.

A graduate of University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (CS’97), Max co-founded PayPal and was its CTO, from founding through its acquisition by eBay. Max currently serves as the chairman of the boards of directors of Yelp and Kaggle and a director of Yahoo! and Evernote.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Celery 2/2014Seed$2M3
WePay 1/2014Series C$15M5
Pact Fitness 12/2013Seed$1.55M2
Homejoy 12/2013Series B$38M6
Misfit Wearables 12/2013Series B$15.2M10
Homejoy 10/2013Series A5
AngelList 9/2013Venture Round$24M19
Syntertainment 9/2013Series A$5M6
Zendrive 8/2013Seed$1.5M4
Vamo 7/2013Convertible Note$1.6M24
Propeller 6/2013Seed$1.25M13
Pickwick & Weller 4/2013Venture Round$2M9
Homejoy 3/2013Seed$1.7M6
Cover Lockscreen 3/2013Seed$1.7M8
Vurb 2/2013Seed$1.5M13
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
Mixpanel 5/2012Series A$10.3M4
Yammer 2/2012Series E$85M12
Gumroad 2/2012Seed$1.1M6
Cherry 11/2011Angel$750k4
Kaggle 11/2011Series A$11M8
Sift Science 9/2011Seed$1.6M10
Getable 8/2011Seed$1.4M11
Mixpanel 5/2011Seed$1.25M4
Pinterest 5/2011Series A$10M7
Listia 4/2011Seed$1.75M8
Message Bus 3/2011Series A$3.35M11
Wavii 7/2010Seed$2M11
Mixpanel 2/2010Angel$500k2
Cardpool 1/2010Seed17
WePay 12/2009Series A$1.65M5
AdRoll 9/2008Series A$4M9
Raptr 6/2007Angel$3M2
Slide 1/2005Series A2
Yelp 7/2004Series A$1M1
IronPort Systems 6/2002Series B$16.5M7



Slide CEO Max Levchin interviewed by Michael Arrington @Davos2010

Added: 6/26/13

The GigaOm Show - Episode 8 - Slide’s Max Levchin (June, 2008)

Added: 6/26/13


  1. Celery Raises $2 Million To Help Makers Accept Pre-Orders And Take Payments When Ready To Ship ( [edit]
  2. After A Pivot, WePay Raises $15M To Focus On Payments API For Marketplaces, Crowdfunding Sites And Others ( [edit]
  3. GymPact Raises $1.55M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  4. Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning ( [edit]
  5. Misfit Raises $15.2M From Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures For Its Activity Tracker, The Shine ( [edit]
  6. Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning ( [edit]
  7. How AngelList Hacked Its $24M Round ( [edit]
  8. Will Wright raises $5M for Syntertainment startup to blend reality and entertainment (exclusive) ( [edit]
  9. Zendrive Raises $1.5M From First Round, Jerry Yang, Max Levchin, Time Ferris And Others To Use Big Data To Fix Driving ( [edit]
  10. Facebook Veteran Ari Steinberg’s New Startup Vamo Taps Big Data To Book You Cheap And Easy Travel ( [edit]
  11. Propeller Gets $1.25M From A16z, ffAngel, Everyone Good Basically ( [edit]
  12. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  13. Home Cleaning Service Pathjoy Becomes Homejoy, Raises $1.7M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others ( [edit]
  14. Cover Is An Android-Only Lockscreen That Shows Apps When You Need Them ( [edit]
  15. Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others ( [edit]
  16. SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers ( [edit]
  17. Mixpanel Raises $10M in Series A Financing ( [edit]
  18. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others ( [edit]
  19. Gumroad Gets $1.1 Million From Chris Sacca, Max Levchin And Others To Turn Any Link Into A Payment System ( [edit]
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  21. Index And Khosla Lead $11M Round In Kaggle, A Platform For Data Modeling Competitions ( [edit]
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  23. Rentcycle Raises $1.4 Million From Collaborative Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, And Others ( [edit]
  24. Data Tracking Startup Mixpanel Raises $1.25 Million From Sequoia, Rabois, Levchin, And Birch ( [edit]
  25. Pinterest Has Already Pinned Down $10M At A $40M Valuation ( [edit]
  26. Andreessen Horowitz Leads $1.75M Round In Freebie Marketplace Listia ( [edit]
  27. Message Bus: The Start Project’s First Graduate Launches, Pulls In A Cool $3 Million ( [edit]
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  29. Mixpanel Raises Seed Funding From Metrics Gurus Max Levchin And Michael Birch ( [edit]
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  31. WePay raises $1.65M for Virtual Group Banking ( [edit]
  32. paidcontent ( [edit]
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  36. IronPort press release ( [edit]
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