Entrepreneur (PayPal, Slide, Yelp, HVF, Affirm, Glow), investor via SciFi VC, coder, cyclist, coffee snob. My views are my own.
February was a busy (albeit exciting!) month but I did manage to get through some excellent reads. Anyone familiar with these two picks? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-im-reading-month-march-max-levchin/
RT @MuhammadLila: Halfway through the New Zealand shooting, as dozens around him lay dead, a single unarmed worshipper rushed the shooter,…
Seven years of hard work, copious amounts of coffee and an unrelenting dedication to improving lives. Happy birthday @Affirm – onward!
Seven years of hard work, copius amounts of coffee and an unrelenting dedication to improving lives. Happy birthday @Affirm – onward!
Congratulations @WarbyParker on this _incredible_ milestone! @Affirm is one proud partner, today and every day. https://twitter.com/WarbyParker/status/1105838479076925440
Happy International Women’s Day, @nlevchin, my amazing everything co-founder! (And everyone else celebrating, especially the inspiring women of @Affirm!)
Expert curler, quoter of German folklore and Head of Banking @Affirm. Thanks @koblovinamerica for taking a chance on our (then) small team almost three years ago. We’re lucky to have you. https://tech.affirm.com/affirmer-spotlight-nik-koblov-vp-of-software-engineering-e269f6ad75b5
A good reminder for those about to go out before first light — on four wheels, or two. Stay safe out there. https://twitter.com/miketomalaris/status/1103416037289025536
Update: @Superhuman is indeed is a _massive_ improvement over other options. Thank you all who suggested it, and @rahulvohra for personally on-boarding me. Inbox-360 to inbox-40 in about two days of casual effort. https://twitter.com/mlevchin/status/1094767480587907072
RT @tearsheetco: Affirm lands the grandaddy of retail partners, Walmart https://tearsheet.co/payments/affirm-lands-the-grandaddy-of-retail-partners-walmart/
RT @TechCrunch: Affirm’s latest partnership brings its alternative financing to Walmart’s U.S. stores and website https://tcrn.ch/2T7O2sN b…
RT @Affirm: It's here! Very excited to announce this partnership. 🎉 Take home today and pay over time with Affirm, now available at Walmart…
Extremely proud (and sufficiently humbled) to announce @Affirm's nationwide partnership with @Walmart today. One big step forward in our steadfast mission to bring honest and transparent financial products to all. http://www.affirm.com/press/releases/affirm-and-walmart-announce-omnichannel-partnership
Congratulations @rabois, bringing his exceptional talent-spotting skills and inimitable risk-taking style to @foundersfund, after a stellar run at @khoslaventures. Proud to have both funds as investors in @Affirm :)
Happy to be an investor in @divvyhomes! https://twitter.com/divvyhomes/status/1097892403006955520
Welcome to @Affirm Christina! https://twitter.com/christinaphili5/status/1097891976915996672
RT @Affirm: Our customers "...expect their financial institution to screw them, and are delighted by the fact that we don't." Get this and…
Last week: I go on an unsubscribe-from-mailing-lists rampage. Weekend: Corporate spam appears to recede! Today: Spam levels back up, with 4 pieces about "Democratizing AI." So OK, they sold me down to the lowest... but why is AI Democratization last topic of call for spammers?
RT @mikekhuang: Incredibly excited that @glowhq is partnering with the Match Group to provide the state-of-the-art fertility benefits for t…
Of all the thorny immigration policy issues, this is the no-brainer one. Proud to stand together with some great people calling for a permanent fix. https://twitter.com/TheToddSchulte/status/1094925093279592449
OK, I cannot be the only email power user who (after years and years of trying) just _cannot_ make gmail native interface work for me. And yet, searching gmail "folders" on Airmail 3 just sucks. What OS X mail client you use, email power users (must work with gmail)?
I too am bound to Gmail. @SuperhumanCo is the best email client I've ever used for Gmail. Disclosure: I'm an investor (but would make the same recommendation even if I weren't).
Congrats to @Affirm partner @goatapp on today's investment news. Proud to be a partner as you grow. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2019/02/07/foot-locker-invests-100-million-in-secondary-sneaker-firm-goat/#18622fc2568d
RT @jmuller: Life at @Affirm: Meet General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Manny Alvarez https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/life-affirm-meet-general-counsel-chief-compliance-officer-max-levchin/
re: Sweden vs Venezuela. I am no expert, but here's what Swedes have to say on the matter: https://sweden.se/business/how-sweden-created-a-model-economy/ -- "in 1996, a ceiling for public spending (utgiftstak) was introduced." To clarify: I am a fan of sensible economic reform, but against blind socialism worship.
I try to keep out of politics generally, but having spent the first 16 years of my life in the then-socialist paradise, this rings true: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/opinion/venezuela-maduro-socialism-government.html. The poor do matter, and it's on all of us to improve income inequality, but socialism is _not_ the way.
RT @Affirm: If you're a federal employee affected by the shutdown, we're here to assist you! Please use this page: http://bit.ly/2RcEpCU
Thank you @SFELC_ for hosting me for the fireside chat with @BenjaminJun.. and for making me look huge!
As of this morning, quite certain we have crossed over into the "Wag The Dog" version of American Politics. Next up, food fight!
But you can be pretty sure that these are actually from me.
And -- Virgin (I mean Alaska Airlines) Viasat-powered inflight WiFi SSL certificate expired in September 2018, and trying to get online involved some seriously gut-wrenching "sure, I trust this certificate" decisions for this security-obsessed traveler.
More air travel trivia from the frosty North East: Air Canada will silently drop the last character of your name if it ends with an "M" and you won't be able to check in without seeing an agent on (at least) US-bound flights. Apparently, known, long-standing bug in their system.
Is Toronto Airport’s international arrivals always like this after midnight? Must be about a thousand people here, in a somewhat organized (but polite) anarchy, queuing to kiosks, printing something, queuing again... madness. And yet somehow seems to move fairly quickly.
One of these things is not like the other.
RT @IACR_News: Levchin Prize #awarded to Rescorla and Bellare http://press-release.levchinprize.com/
A black swan event in the last hours of 2018?
RT @Affirm: It’s #NewMerchantMonday! Please welcome @JPCycles, @esighteyewear, @bedjetsleep, and @inboardskate. Just select Affirm at check…
RT @karenmpd: .@Affirm @mlevchin on why it’s time to change the conversation about consumer credit: https://bit.ly/2S9aHQJ
Now you can buy @warbyparker glasses with @affirm. And the best part? No interest. See for yourself http://warbyparker.com
The Affirm Gift Giveaway starts today on our Instagram (@affirm) with plenty of great products. Read official rules below. http://bit.ly/2Eo1aBZ
Thanks for the time @bendwalsh. Enjoyed speaking with you about @affirm. Read @barronsonline full piece here: http://bit.ly/2Sd6FX2
How are you shopping this #CyberMonday? Consider the @Affirm Gift Guide for all your #CyberWeek needs: http://bit.ly/2PvalXk #BuyWithAffirm #Affirm #FinTech #HolidayShopping
Holiday shopping is even easier this year when you #BuyWithAffirm. Collect those wish lists, check out our Gift Guide, and shop for family and friends: http://bit.ly/2PvalXk #Affirm #HolidayShopping #FinTech
RT @roysebag: So honoured to be working with @Affirm and @mlevchin - This is a fantastic example of 1+1 = 3 in business. #mene24k https://t…
Thanks to @cheddar for having me on yesterday. Enjoyed talking about @affirm vs traditional credit as well as our retail discovery platform. Check out the full piece: https://cheddar.com/videos/max-levchin-talks-future-of-fintech #Affirm #FinTech #credit #retail
RT @Affirm: Today, #Affirm CEO @mlevchin unveiled our new logo. Keep your 👀 peeled next time you’re shopping, and check out our new site: h…
RT @mikekhuang: .@GlowHQ is fortunate to have an excellent operator like @jennifer_tye! https://twitter.com/GlowHQ/status/1055527530961133568
RT @pymnts: .@mlevchin's @Affirm to open its HQ2 in Pittsburgh: https://bit.ly/2yv8MOv #payments
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