Yu Pan is an engineer and entrepreneur mentioned in one source as one of the original six people who started PayPal  and the first employee at  YouTube, as an early software engineer.    He is a former  Google employee and also a co-founder of Kiwi Crate, Inc. 
Pan received a BS in computer science from the
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. In 2007, Pan gained an  Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Alumni Award, and he is listed as a notable alumnus alongside technology entrepreneurs Steve Chen, Ramez Naam, Russel Simmons, and Sam Yagan.
Pan currently works as an R&D Engineer at Origin Protocol.
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IMSA Board of Trustees Alumni Award Recipients
YouTube millionaires: from wealthy backers to receptionist
Hogwarts for Hackers: Inside the science and tech school of tomorrow
PayPal Slide Show published by Max Levchin