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10 Successful Technology Companies Started By The Paypal Mafia

Team Storytap 2017-07-13



PayPal was originally a money transfer service offered by ‘Confinity’. X.com acquired it in 1999. Later again X.com was renamed as PayPal. eBay was acquired by PayPal in 2002. As adjusting to the corporate culture of eBay was difficult, so few employees left the company. The term PayPal mafia refers to the group of former PayPal employees who have developed and found a number of technology companies. Here are some successful companies which were started by PayPal Mafia.

1. Linkedin

Its headquarters is located in Mountain View, California. It has a market capitalization of over $20 billion.

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2. YouTube

It is a popular social video sharing website. It was sold to Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion. It is the driving force for online video content.

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3. Tesla Motors

It is an electric car manufacturer. It has a market capitalization of over $27 billion.

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4. Yelp

It is an online review site for cafes, restaurants and other local businesses and sites.

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5. SpaceX

Vehicles such as the Falcon9 have been built and designed by it. It is a private company for space-exploration.

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6. Geni

It is a social networking site with a basis on genealogy discoveries. It was acquired in 2012 by MyHeritage.

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7. Yammer

It is a social enterprise software company. It was acquired by Microsoft in 2013 for over $1 billion.

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8. Slide

The photo sharing tool for several social media sites such as Myspace. It was acquired in 2010 by Google.

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9. CapLinked

It is a SaaS platform for workflow optimization and online business collaboration.

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10. Palantir Technologies

It is a private computer software company. It mainly provides data analysis services. It has an estimated worth of billions of dollars.

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The new companies have definitely reached heights of success and are expected to reach even greater heights in the near future.


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