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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 Stanford University in 1989 and obtained Doctor of Jurisprudence at Stanford Law School in 1992. His first job out of law school was at Sullivan and Cromwell, which he left after seven months and three days, citing a lack of transcendental value in his work.

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.

October 11, 1967
Peter Thiel was born in Frankfurt am Main.



Further reading


Zero to One

Peter Thiel with Blake Masters




Jeff Bercovici
September 17, 2021
Los Angeles Times
Max Chafkin's biography, "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power," sheds light on the secretive, problematic tech mogul.
Sam Dean
September 5, 2021
Los Angeles Times
David Sacks is part of a small group of rich tech investors seeking to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Yogita Khatri
June 16, 2021
The Block
BitDAO has raised $230 million from a number of high-profile investors, including Peter Thiel and Alan Howard.
Josh Scott
May 20, 2021
Toronto-based video-sharing platform Rumble has raised new funding in a round led by JD Vance's Narya Capital and Peter Thiel, as well as Colt Ventures. The startup did not disclose the amount.
Will Daniel
May 11, 2021
Thiel-backed is launching a crypto exchange called Bullish Global in 2021 and big-name investors including Mike Novogratz are onboard.
Yogita Khatri
May 11, 2021
The Block
Data analytics firm Palantir now accepts bitcoin for payments. The company is also considering adding bitcoin to its balance sheet.
Russell Brandom
April 26, 2021
The Verge
Thiel Capital executive Blake Masters is running for Senate in Arizona, backed by $10 million dollars from controversial PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.
Yeji Jesse Lee
April 22, 2021
Business Insider
Atai wants to use ibogaine, ketamine, and other psychedelic compounds as treatments for mental-health conditions.
Robin Wauters
March 16, 2021
If Bitpanda raising $52 million last September raised a few eyebrows here and there, then some people are going to need to sit down for this one. The Vienna, Austria-based fintech scale-up, which provides a brokering/exchange platform for trading digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and precious metals, last week closed a Series B round of [...]
March 6, 2021
The Economic Times
Thiel says investors should pick the most successful businesses, which are monopolies as they combine proprietary technology with network effects, economies of scale and branding.
Annabelle Williams
March 3, 2021
Business Insider
Atai Life Sciences recently raised $157 million in its Series D funding round, and reports say its looking at a possible public listing.
February 16, 2021
The Indian Express
The website had a homely, almost slapdash design with a light blue banner and a strange name: Slate Star Codex. It was nominally a blog, written by a Bay Area psychiatrist who called himself Scott Alexander (a near anagram of Slate Star Codex)
Berber Jin
January 20, 2021
Business Insider
Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens, Anduril cofounder Palmer Luckey, and Thiel foundation president Blake Masters also advised Trump on the decision.
Katie Warren and Mary Meisenzahl
January 20, 2021
Business Insider
The 10,041-square-foot waterfront property has two outdoor swimming pools and was featured on the 1996 season of "The Real World: Miami."
Becky Peterson
January 20, 2021
Business Insider
Tech billionaire Peter Thiel hosted the mayor of Miami for lunch at his 10,000 square foot island estate last week.
Annie Musgrove
January 14, 2021
Berlin-based Moss, a credit card fintech startup formerly known as Vanta, has raised €21 million, boosting the company's valuation to €100 million just six months after launch. Peter Thiel's US-based firm Valar Ventures led the round and was joined by existing backers Cherry Ventures and Global Founders Capital. The product is a combination of software [...]
Berber Jin and Candy Cheng
January 12, 2021
Business Insider
Sequoia's Doug Leone donated over $100,000 to Trump's 2020 campaign, but it's unclear where he stands on last week's Capitol Hill riots.
December 21, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Peptilogics announced today the closing of a $35.4 million Series B financing. The financing was led by Presight Capital, with participation...
Weng Cheong and Emily Canal
December 18, 2020
Business Insider
But one of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship is to read about business. These books can help you get up to speed.
Freya Pratty
December 15, 2020
Peter Thiel, who previously said he thought there were "no successful tech companies in Europe", has now invested in 40 European startups.


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