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October 23, 2017

the top 10 paypal mafia's running the world wide web

The PayPal Mafia and how they control the consumer internet  industry (via Fleximize).

Although most of the PayPal Mafia’s investments have stayed within their traditional territory of Silicon Valley tech, more unusual Family ventures have included private spaceflight company SpaceX, Hollywood movie Thank You for Smoking and political campaign group

Originally the term "PayPal Mafia" is a term used to indicate a group of former PayPal employees and founders who have since founded and developed additional technology companies such as Tesla Motors, LinkedIn, Palantir Technologies, SpaceX, YouTube, Yelp, and Yammer.

They have also invested in a slew of internet and dotcom startups and wields considerable influence across silicon valley and corporate boardrooms including politics and governance.

 Most of the members attended Stanford University or the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign at some point in their studies. Five members, Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Luke Nosek and Ken Howery have become billionaires.

The list of individuals mentioned below makes up the Paypal Mafia which invests in a lot of consumer internet companies including startups Individuals whom the media refers to as members of the PayPal Mafia include:

Peter Thiel, PayPal founder and former chief executive officer who is sometimes referred to as the "don" of the PayPal Mafia

 Max Levchin, Founder and chief technology officer at PayPal sometimes called the "consigliere" of the PayPal Mafia.

Elon Musk, is founder of which acquired the company Confinity. Musk later co-founded Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and is the Chairman of SolarCity

David O. Sacks, former PayPal COO who later founded and Yammer

Scott Banister, former IronPort CTO and PayPal board member Roelof Botha, former PayPal CFO who later became a partner of venture capital firm Sequoia Capital

Steve Chen, former PayPal engineer who co-founded YouTube. David Gausebeck, former PayPal Technical Architect, co-creator of the Gausebeck-Levchin test, co-founder of Matterport Inc., a digital 3-D modeling company.

 Reid Hoffman, former executive vice president who later founded LinkedIn and was an early investor in Facebook, Aviary, Friendster, Six Apart, Zynga, IronPort, Flickr, Digg, Grockit,, Nanosolar,, Knewton, Kongregate,, Ning, and Technorati Ken

Rod D. Martin, former special counsel to CEO Peter Thiel whose 10X Capital took over Galectin Therapeutics in 2009 and who founded Advanced Search Laboratories in 2012.

Dave McClure, a former PayPal marketing director, a super angel investor for startup companies and founder of 500 Startups which has hit 500+ investments.

Andrew McCormack, co-founder of Valar Ventures Luke Nosek, PayPal co-founder and former vice president of marketing and strategy, became a partner at Founders Fund with Peter Thiel and Ken Howery

 Jason Portnoy, former vice president of financial planning and analysis who later became CFO at Peter Thiel's Clarium Capital, CFO at Palantir Technologies, and founding partner at Subtraction Capital.

Keith Rabois, a former executive at PayPal who later worked at LinkedIn, Slide, Square, and currently Khosla Ventures, and personally invested in Tokbox, Xoom, Slide, LinkedIn, Geni, Room 9 Entertainment, YouTube, and Yelp

Jack Selby, former vice president of corporate and international development at PayPal who co-founded Clarium Capital with Peter Thiel, later becoming managing director of Grandmaster Capital Management.

Premal Shah, the former product manager at PayPal, became the founding president of Russel Simmons, former PayPal engineer who co-founded Yelp Inc.

Jeremy Stoppelman, former vice president of technology at PayPal who later co-founded Yelp, Inc.

 Yishan Wong, a former engineering manager at PayPal, later worked at Facebook and became the CEO of Reddit.

January 19, 2016

These 10 Start up Unicorns are paying the best salary to retain the best

For unicorns.. getting the right people  are at times  bigger than clients. Unlike bigger and established  companies that have the continuity of legacy  infrastructure : to back them.. years of business continuity where systems and process are replicated to the T

In Start ups however its  the ability to scale up, adding value  and faster turnaround times needs more than talented people  who are willing to get out of their comfort zone at a cost.. Most of that times.. its " compensation" along with other perks that play a key role in getting the right people
"biggest unicorns that pay the highest salaries"

This chart shows which Unicorns pay the  best salary based on the market. The data  is based on " crunchbase lederboard and been matched with glassdoor reviews

p 20 highest paying startup unicorns. These 10 Start up Unicorns are paying the best salary to retain the best

1.CLOUDERA - provides  Apache Hadoop-based software and support to businesses,
Compnsation :One of the best paymasters across start ups with mployee median salary coming in at more than $142,000. .

2.JAWBONE  –A wearable health and fitness company  which tracks  you while you work out
Average base median annual salary $130,000

3.MEDALLIA – provides cust services as SaaS platform  to hospitality, retail, and financial sectors  Average median annual base salary $121,920 –

4.PINTEREST– median annual base salary $118,420

5.DROPBOX – cloud storage start up.
Average median annual base salary $116,840

6.AIRBNB– biggest vacation and rental marketplace
Average  median annual base salary $116,840 –

7. KABAM – develops online Gaming
Average median annual base salary $116,840 –

8. APPDYNAMICS – Performance analysis app
Average median annual base salary $114,218

9. CREDITKARMA – provides free Credit Report to consumers
Average median annual base salary $111,760

10.OKTA – helps business manage  their security and online identity
Average  median annual base salary $110,000

November 9, 2015

This years most powerful 25 global brands

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the CoreBrand® Index, a rich data set covering 1,000 companiesEach year, Tenet Partners analyzes the data in the CoreBrand Index (CBI) to determine the US economy’s Top 100 Most Powerful Brands based on high awareness and positive brand perceptions. 2015 marks the eighth year of the report. The report is unique because it is based on a single, data-driven score that assesses each brand’s familiarity and relevance in terms of Brand Power

April 26, 2011

US Internet Consumption Trends :Top 50 Web Properties

The Top Gaining Properties

The Top Gaining Industry Vertical  Categories ( Travel and Car Rentals)

Americans frequented travel sites in March, putting several of the travel subcategories among the top gainers. Travel Information sites attracted more than 61.4 million visitors, up 10 percent from the prior month. TravelAdNetwork took the top spot with 19.9 million visitors (up 8 percent), followed by Yahoo! Travel with 12.6 million (up 22 percent), Tripadvisor Sites with 10.0 million (up 14 percent) and AOL Travel with 6.5 million (up 63 percent).

Car Rental sites grew 9 percent to 6.0 million unique visitors in March, with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company taking the #1 spot with 3.3 million visitors (up 9 percent) and Avis Budget Group with 1.8 million (up 4 percent). Hertz came in third with 979,000 visitors, followed by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. with 968,000 (up 19 percent) and with 934,000 (up 31 percent).

The  Green category drew nearly 20 million visitors during the month, up 11 percent versus February to rank as the top gaining category. Planet Green Sites topped the category with nearly 2.9 million visitors, representing a 24-percent increase from the prior month. came in second with 1.9 million visitors, followed by Shine Green with 1.7 million and Mother Nature Network with 1.5 million (up 3 percent). Matter Network grew 37 percent to 985,000 visitors, while saw 870,000 and reached 833,000 (up 17 percent).

Comscore Top 50 Properties
Yahoo! Sites ranked as the #1 property in March with 179.5 million visitors, followed by Google Sites with 176.8 million and Microsoft Sites with 176.4 million. Sites new to the top 50 in March included (#41), Time Warner (#49) and BuzzMedia (#50).

Top 50 Ad Focus Ranking
Google Ad Network led the March Ad Focus ranking with a reach of 91.7 percent of Americans online, followed by Yahoo! Sites (844 percent), Yahoo! Network Plus (83.9 percent) and AOL Advertising (83.8 percent)

source : Comscore data