Negotiating with eBay

Max Levchin · Peter Thiel, Paypal

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The negotiations with eBay were difficult because eBay did not originally recognize Paypal as an essential part of their business model.  After a year-and-a-half long negotiation (and a few marketing ploys by Paypal), eBay recognized the Paypal's value and the two companies were able to agree upon the deal terms and valuation figures.

Jan 21, 2004

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