Session Information

Wednesday, May 18th, 9:10–9:30am


Max Levchin
Founder & CEO, Affirm
Max Levchin is the founder and CEO of Affirm, a financial services technology company and chairman of Glow, a women's reproductive health company. Both companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation and investment lab, HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun). Max was one of the original cofounders of PayPal where he served as the CTO until its acquisition by Ebay in 2002. In 2002, he was named to the Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35, as well as Innovator of the Year. In 2004, he helped start Yelp, the ratings and review service where he was Chairman of the Board from 2004 until 2015. He also serves on the boards of Yahoo!, Evernote, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is an active investor in early stage startups.