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Yale University, BS 2002
Physics, Math
Yale University, MBA 2006
Finance and Strategy

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Max Ventilla / Aardvark

Max Ventilla

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].

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Good Eggs 9/2013Series A$8.5M5
Good Eggs 8/2011Seed3
Hipster 5/2011Convertible Note$1M14
Wavii 7/2010Seed$2M11



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