As a computer scientist, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor, Max Levchin has extensive experience building enduring Internet companies. Max's latest undertaking, HVF, is focused on solving big problems and improving lives by extracting insights from the vast quantities of recordable information around us.
Prior to creating HVF, Max served as Vice President of Engineering at Google after its acquisition of Slide, an early developer of social applications, which he founded and ran. Max incubated, and was the first investor in Yelp (NYSE:YELP).
A graduate of University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (CS'97), Max was one of the co-founders of PayPal and 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.