Max Levchin

Max Levchin
Founder, CEO & Chairman, Slide

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Max is the CEO and visionary behind Slide, the largest developer of social applications such as SuperPoke!, Top Friends, FunSpace and Slideshows, used by more than 170 million people worldwide. Max is also renowned as the co-founder of PayPal, an expert in combating online fraud and one of the hardest working entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Before starting Slide, he incubated several other start-ups, including Yelp, where he is currently Chairman of the Board. Max started PayPal in 1998, took the company public in 2002 and then sold it to eBay for more than $1.5 billion at the age of 26. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), Max moved to Chicago at the age of 16 and later received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Max sits on the board of several other companies and trains for triathlons when he’s not obsessing over Slide’s business.

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Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Max Levchin (Slide), Vic Gundotra (Google), David Treadwell (Microsoft - Live Platform Services), Amit Kapur (Gravity), Elliot Schrage (Facebook)
Max Levchin predicted more than two years ago that social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace would become the new operating systems of the web, attracting tens of thousands of developers and offering hundreds of millions of users a new starting point for communication, entertainment and utility. Read more.

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