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:

  • PayPal
  • IronPort Systems
  • Facebook
  • Linkedin
  • Joyent
  • Redux
  • Big Think
  • Hooja
  • Labmeeting
  • Asana
  • Stripe
  • CapLinked
  • BestVendor
  • Everest
  • Artify it
  • Artivest
  • Blend
  • MetaMed
  • Thinkful
  • PandoDaily
  • Clinkie
  • Breezeworks
  • Declara
  • Transatomic Power Corporation
  • Osaro
  • Ostendo Technologies
  • Parasail Health
  • Teal
  • Trade
  • SafeGraph
  • ChemomAb
  • Mirror Emoji Keyboard
  • Immunosoft

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.


October 1, 2019

Peter Thiel's VC firm Founders Fund announces Hereticon.



Further reading


Zero to One

Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


2019 Wriston Lecture: Peter Thiel




November 19, 2020
AbCellera, a technology company that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that can be developed to prevent and treat disease, announced the appointment of Peter Thiel to its Board of Directors.
November 19, 2020
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November 18, 2020
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September 30, 2020
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January 18, 2020
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.
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January 14, 2020
A new exhibition in San Francisco makes art out of the Patagonia vest, the former prime minister of England and ... Salesforce?
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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
The president parroted baseless claims made by tech giant billionaire Peter Thiel, who was featured on the network.
Reuters Editorial
August 27, 2019
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
An early passion for science fiction and board games led to an influential career in technology.


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