People: Yahoo! Inc (YHOO.O)
29 Jul 2014
Mr. Max R. Levchin is Independent Director of Yahoo! Inc., since December 11, 2012. Mr. Levchin is currently an investor in and adviser to emerging technology companies. Since January 2012, Mr. Levchin has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HVF, LLC, a start-up lab focused on extracting insights from recordable information, and since July 2012 the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Affirm, Inc., a mobile payments company. Previously, Mr. Levchin was Vice President of Engineering at Google Inc., an Internet technology company, from August 2010 to August 2011. Prior to Google, Mr. Levchin was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Slide, Inc., a developer of social applications and social games, from January 2005 to August 2010, when it was acquired by Google. Prior to founding Slide, Mr. Levchin was Chief Technology Officer and a director at PayPal, an online payment service company, from March 2000 to December 2002, when it was acquired by eBay. Mr. Levchin co-founded Confinity Inc., an Internet and electronics company, in December 1998, and served as the Chief Technology Officer and a director through March 2000, when Confinity merged with X.com and became PayPal. Mr. Levchin founded NetMeridian Software, a developer of early Internet applications, in January 1996, and served as Chief Executive Officer from January 1996 to December 1998. Mr. Levchin also serves as chairman of the boards of directors of Yelp Inc. and Kaggle Inc., and as a director of Evernote Corporation.
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