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When One Company Is Not Enough

What do the CEO of a consumer credit company, the chairman of a review website and the chairman of a fertility company have in common?

They’re all named Max Levchin.

Mr. Levchin holds top roles at Affirm, Yelp and Glow, and also satisfies his entrepreneurial itch by running a fourth venture: HVF Labs, which he started in 2011 as a hub for some other early stage companies he’s founding.

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“I think it’s a totally appropriate question,” Mr. Conrad says. “If they didn’t ask, what Kool-Aid are they drinking?”

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