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Founder and CEO @
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4 Investments in 3 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Max Ventilla is the co-founder of Aardvark.

He worked designing databases for the World Bank before founding an enterprise software firm that sold in the Web 1 era.

Max majored in physics and mathematics at Yale before going directly into the Yale MBA program. He spent two and a half years working with the CEO of a $2 billion classified media business, raising financing and negotiating international M&A transactions before transitioning to online business development.

He then went to Google, where he worked as a Senior Associate on monetization strategy until mid-2007.

He then co-founded The Mechanical Zoo, which has now been renamed Aardvark.

After Google bought his company, he was one of the founding members of Google+ and then Head of Cross-Google Personalization. He left Google in April 2013 to start AltSchool.

Jobs (7)

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Founder and CEO

Apr, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)
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Company
Feb, 2010
Aug, 2011
Senior Associate
Aug, 2007
Feb, 2010
Founder and Zoo Director
May, 2003
Sep, 2005
VP, Business Development
May, 2002
Apr, 2003
Associate Fund Manager
2000
Dec 1, 2001
Founder and CEO
Jun, 1999
Dec, 1999
Project Assistant - President's Office

Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2013$8.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2011undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$2M / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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