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Max Levchin of Affirm: Why I Built Affirm after PayPal

Season 2

Episode 38

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Hosted by Hans Tung and Glenn Solomon

Today’s episode was recorded back in 2019, way before Affirm became a 27 billion dollar public company, and the BNPL (that is buy now pay later) won over young consumers across the world.

Before Affirm, Max was known as the co-founder of PayPal, where he designed the company’s system to detect fraud. A “fintech nerd”, as he called himself and serial entrepreneur, Max shared how Affirm was a product of his guiding principle in life, and how his wife was the voice of reason when defining what was fun for him.

This episode is co-hosted by GGV managing partner Glenn Solomon and first appeared on Glenn’s podcast Founder Real Talk.

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