Max Levchin cofounded PayPal in late 1998. It was acquired by eBay for $1.5B in 2002, only six months after going public in February.
At PayPal Max was a member of the board of directors and chief technology officer, responsible for the areas of technology development, network and information security, and the fight with transaction fraud and identity theft. Prior to PayPal, Max cofounded and ran NetMeridian Software and SponsorNet New Media, which built some of the early Internet marketing services and tools.
Since leaving PayPal late last year on the fourth anniversary of its founding, Max has founded Slide, a media-sharing startup, and is currently its CEO.
Originally from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), he moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1991. Max graduated from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science, specializing in computer security and music.