Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

An American innovator in banking and startup finance, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and hedge fund manager.

Peter Thiel is a German-born American businessman. He is an innovator in banking and startup finance. He co-founded PayPal in 1998.

He is managing partner at the Founders Fund. He also established the hedge fund Clarium Capital Management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Facebook.

He has investments to various entities including:

Peter Thiel finished Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the Stanford University in 1989 and obtained Doctor of Jurisprudence at the Stanford Law School in 1992.

One of his philanthropic works is the Thiel Foundation, which gives money to teenagers to start a tech company instead of going to college. Vitalik Buterin is one of the recipients of this grant.

Timeline

October 1, 2019

Peter Thiel's VC firm Founders Fund announces Hereticon.

October 11, 1967

Peter Thiel was born in Frankfurt am Main.

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Zero to One

Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

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By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
April 8, 2020
Mail Online
A report claims Clearview AI was designed with the help of the far-right and the founder has close ties to with several extremists, attended alt-right events and had employees known for their hate speech.
John Naughton
January 25, 2020
the Guardian
Snap happy? Hoan Ton-That, co-founder of Clearview AI, shows the results of a search for a photo of himself using his app. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times/Redux/eyevine
Kashmir Hill
January 18, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images -- and "might lead to a dystopian future or something," a backer says.
Vanessa Friedman
January 14, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A new exhibition in San Francisco makes art out of the Patagonia vest, the former prime minister of England and ... Salesforce?
Kevin Webb
December 17, 2019
Business Insider
Peter Thiel, an adviser to President Trump and member of the Facebook board, has caused divisions within the company for his involvement in politics.
Tami Brehse
November 24, 2019
Business Insider
What do the founders of YouTube, Yelp, Tesla, and LinkedIn have in common? A common resume line item: employment at PayPal.
Jane Lanhee Lee
November 18, 2019
U.S.
Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc has established a joint venture with Japanese insurance holding company Sompo Holdings Inc that will initially focus on health and cybersecurity clients, Palantir said.
Alex Nicoll
November 7, 2019
Business Insider
Earlier this fall, San Francisco-based Snapdocs said it's opening a new office in Denver and hiring 635 new employees.
Katie Canales
November 1, 2019
Business Insider
You'll find Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, Lucasfilm, coyotes, eucalyptus trees, an abandoned fort, and a pet cemetery on this former US Army base.
Megan Hernbroth
October 1, 2019
Business Insider
The invite-only conference will run for three nights at an undisclosed hotel in New Orleans in May 2020.
Amy Russo
July 16, 2019
HuffPost
The president parroted baseless claims made by tech giant billionaire Peter Thiel, who was featured on the network.
Reuters Editorial
August 27, 2019
U.S.
Early Facebook Inc backer, Founders Fund, has sold all of its holdings in the social media giant as part of a previously established trading plan by the venture capital firm's partner, Peter Thiel, according to a regulatory filing from late Monday.
David Gelles
May 31, 2019
www.nytimes.com
An early passion for science fiction and board games led to an influential career in technology.
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
Cluno, the Munich startup providing what it calls a "car subscription" service, has raised $28 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Valar Ventures, the U.S.-based venture capital firm founded by Peter Thiel. Acton Capital Partners and Atlantic Labs, which both backed the company's...
TIFFANY HSU
November 2, 2018
nytimes.com
Mr. Thiel, whose frequent defense of President Trump sets him apart in the tech industry, said Mr. Trump was not the main cause of the current political polarization.

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