SOURCE: Core Innovation Capital

Core Innovation Capital

October 26, 2015 08:00 ET

Max Levchin of Affirm Honored as 2015 Core Visionary at Money2020

Core Innovation Capital Recognizes Levchin for His Commitment to Remaking Finance in Service to the Consumer

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2015) -  Money2020 -- Core Innovation Capital today revealed that Max Levchin, co-founder and CEO of Affirm will be named its 2015 Core Visionary. Core Innovation Capital's founder and managing partner, Arjan Schütte, will formally present the award during a keynote session on October 27th at 8:15am at Money2020.

The Core Visionary designation highlights leaders across many different industries and disciplines that address society's biggest challenges through private enterprise. Previous winners include Peter H. Diamandis, founder of XPRIZE, and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault. The award aligns with Core's support for entrepreneurs that enable upward mobility for everyday Americans.

"Max's first act as the original CTO & cofounder of PayPal launched the digital payments industry as we know it today, and 20 years later he is back working on act two by building a leading consumer finance technology company built on honesty and transparency," said Schütte. "He is a serial entrepreneur constantly in pursuit of new and innovative ways to leverage technology for greater efficiency in service to the individual. I am honored to name Max the 2015 Core Visionary and am eager to see where he leads us next."

Levchin is considered one of the world's pre-eminent technologists, having co-founded PayPal, Slide, Glow, Yelp and HVF -- his innovation and investment lab. He currently sits on the boards of Yahoo!, Evernote, and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is the co-founder and CEO of the leading consumer finance technology company Affirm.

Schütte will present the Core Visionary Award to Levchin during a keynote session at Money2020, the breakout annual event for emerging payments & financial services, at 8:15am on Tuesday, October 27th in the Palazzo Ballroom on Level 5 of The Venetian in Las Vegas.

About Core Innovation Capital

Core Innovation Capital is a leading seed-to-growth stage financial technology investor targeting companies that empower everyday Americans. Core leverages its deep financial services, technology and regulatory expertise to help entrepreneurs and other investors build disruptive, high growth businesses. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Core portfolio companies save more than 10 million customers over four billion dollars every year. Investments include Oportun, Ripple, CoverHound and TIO Networks. Follow Core at @CoreEMC and online at www.corevc.com.

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