Where Do Startups Shop for Financial Talent? eBay.

Meet the eBay Mafia.

That is the tongue-in-cheek name for the at least 20 executives who have become chief financial officers in Silicon Valley and beyond over the past three years after training in the big e-commerce company’s finance department.

Many of these eBay Inc. alumni stay in touch with one another, regularly sharing tips about the growing pains of startups and initial public offerings, while waxing nostalgic over a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon at a trendy San Francisco restaurant.

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