Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Max Levchin, Affirm
Talk Title: Fireside Chat with Max Levchin, CEO of Affirm
Series: CS Colloquium
Abstract: Fireside Chat with Max Levchin from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM followed by networking from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Coffee and cookies will be served.
This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. Please note, due to limited capacity in GFS 106, seats will be first come first serve.
Biography: Max Levchin is the founder and CEO of Affirm, a financial services technology company, cofounder and Chairman of Glow, a women\'s reproductive and sexual health company, and cofounder and general partner at SciFi VC, a private venture capital firm. All three companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation 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 as well as Innovator of the Year. In 2004, he founded Slide, a personal media-sharing service for social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook which he sold to Google in August 2010. Also in 2004, he helped start Yelp, where he was the first investor in and Chairman of the Board from 2004 until 2015. He has served on several boards such as Yahoo!, Yelp, Evernote and currently serves on the Consumer Advisory Board of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Max is a serial entrepreneur, computer scientist, philanthropist and active investor in more than 100 startups.
Host: Computer Science Department
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Computer Science Department