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Max Levchin’s Affirm pops more than 80% as trading starts

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Affirm Holdings Inc. website home screen on a laptop computer in an arranged photograph taken in Little Falls, New Jersey, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesShares of payments company Affirm soared more than 80% in its initial public offering on the Nasdaq, kicking off what’s likely to be a busy season for market debuts.The stock began trading at $90.90 per share. Affirm had priced its shares at $49 apiece, above its target range of $41 to $44 each, and seeks to raise $1.2 billion. Founded in 2013 by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm has become a prominent in the “buy now pay …

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