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.

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



Further reading


Zero to One

Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


2019 Wriston Lecture: Peter Thiel




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.
Jeremy Berke and Yeji Jesse Lee
December 12, 2020
Business Insider
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Berber Jin
November 29, 2020
Business Insider
Keith Rabois decided to leave SF for Miami after realizing great companies can be founded anywhere. He hopes Miami will revive his contrarian flare.
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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Melia Russell
November 18, 2020
Business Insider
Peter Thiel, Keith Rabois, and other members of Silicon Valley's tech elite are decamping for more politically diverse and often affordable areas.
Yoonji Han
November 11, 2020
Business Insider
As the legal industry is becoming more digitized, investors are taking note. Business Insider compiled a list of the top VCs in legal tech.
The Associated Press
September 30, 2020
Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
Danny Crichton
August 21, 2020
We are continuing to make progress through Palantir's leaked S-1 filing, which TechCrunch attained a copy of recently. We have covered the company's financials this morning, and this afternoon we talked about the company's customer concentration. Now I want to talk a bit about its ownership and stock valuation. First, let's talk about ownership. Having [...]
Erin Griffith
July 7, 2020
The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley tech listing since Uber made its debut last year.
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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


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