Luke Nosek in 2007
|Born||1975/1976 (age 38–39)
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Occupation||Venture capitalist, Entrepreneur|
|Known for||Co-founder and VP of marketing at PayPal|
Nosek received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the summer of 1995, while still in college, he co-founded SponsorNet New Media, Inc., along with fellow UIUC students Max Levchin and Scott Banister. Nosek then worked for Netscape Communications Corporation.
In 1998, with Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Ken Howery, Nosek co-founded PayPal, serving as its vice president of marketing. After PayPal went public and was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002, Nosek left PayPal to travel and pursue angel investing.
- Feldman, Amy (March 1, 2007). "Putting Founders First: How one VC Firm coddles its CEOs.". Inc.
- Luke Nosek bio at Founders Fund
- Plotkin, Hal (September 8, 1999). "Beam Me Up Some Cash". CNBC.com.
- ResearchGate Press Release (February 22, 2012) at ResearchGate
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