Peter Thiel

Peter Andreas Thiel (/tiːl/; German: [ˈpeːtɐ̯ anˈdʀeas tiːl]; born October 11, 1967) is a German-born American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. Thiel cofounded PayPal with Max Levchin and served as its CEO. He also cofounded Palantir, of which he is chairman. He serves as president of Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund with $700 million in assets under management; a managing partner in Founders Fund, a venture capital fund with $2 billion in assets under management; and cofounder and investment committee chair of Mithril Capital Management. He was the first outside investor in Facebook, the popular social-networking site, with a 10.
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    • Company founded by Peter Thiel sued for discrimination

      Company founded by Peter Thiel sued for discrimination In what some may call a bit of irony, a company co-founded by Peter Thiel is being sued by the US Department of Labor over discrimination allegations. Security company Palantir is being accused of allegedly discriminating against Asian applicants.

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    • Why is Peter Thiel doubling down on Donald Trump?

      Why is Peter Thiel doubling down on Donald Trump? Donald Trump’s campaign for President took a massive publicity hit recently after recordings of misogynistic comments he made in private were made public. This doesn’t help with Trump’s image since many already view him as being xenophobic and racist.

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  • Gawker writer: Censorship is for sale

    … Gawker writer: Censorship is for sale True censorship can only come from the government since it’s the First Amendment that guarantees a free press. However, Gawker writer Tom Scocca makes the case that a free press is threatened by those who can afford to have the press bent to their will. In his post entitled ‘Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight…

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  • Gawker: The Final Chapter

    … of Gawker it has set a dangerous precedent that if you have enough money you can silence any media that is unfavorable to you. The Hulk Hogan lawsuit, and others, were admittedly funded by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel after Gawker outed Thiel as gay some years ago. If we’re not careful, we could be seeing the start of an era where freedom of the press could be squelched by the super rich elite if the media crosses them. Related …

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  • Facebook’s 2016 Annual Meeting: Peter Thiel Remains on Board

    … of Facebook’s board of directors—Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg—will serve through next year’s annual meeting. The new class of non-voting capital stock, class-C capital stock, which was also approved at the company’s annual meeting, was first proposed on the day…

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  • What does Facebook’s shareholder vote say about a free press?

    … of one since, as TheStreet points out, Mark Zuckerberg controls 60% of Facebook stock which pretty much makes him the benevolent dictator of the Facebook board. With Zuckerberg basically giving Thiel a vote of confidence what does that say about Facebook’s stance towards a free press? As BuzzFeed points out, one of Facebook’s mission statements…

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  • Is Peter Thiel suing Gawker over Donald Trump’s hair?

    … Is Peter Thiel suing Gawker over Donald Trump’s hair? From the ridiculous to the sublime. Just when you thought the feud between venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Gawker Media couldn’t get anymore strange comes the news that Thiel’s team of legal attack dogs of Harder Mirell & Abrams are threatening more legal action against Gawker over…

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  • Gawker Bankruptcy: A defeat for a free press

    … Gawker Bankruptcy: A defeat for a free press This past weekend it was announced that Gawker has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the $140 million settlement awarded to Hulk Hogan in a lawsuit funded by venture capitalist Peter Thiel. However, while Gawker may have lost the battle the war rages on. While Gawker has declared bankruptcy…

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  • Thiel to remain on Facebook board amid free speech concerns

    … Thiel to remain on Facebook board amid free speech concerns In a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Peter Thiel and the Gawker lawsuit, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said that Thiel can and will remain on the board of Facebook. Thiel has been a long time member of the Facebook board and there were some concerns about his standing after…

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  • Top Earning Websites

    … Our first Top Earning Websites List was published in March 2009. There have been significant changes since then. AirBnB founded in 2008 did not make the original list but are here today. Myspace no longer features! Please Note: Despite their significant size, some companies are intentionally left out because they are primarily retail based…

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  • Holiday reads: The books on top execs’ nightstands

    …” by Ben Horowitz “He’s brilliant. I recently finished ‘Zero to One’ by Peter Thiel and highly recommend it. I just bought ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ but haven’t started it yet.” — Jason Seiken, chief content officer, Telegraph Media Group. “Where Does It Hurt?” by Jonathan Bush “This book calls for entrepreneurs and digital technologists…

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  • New Premium Posts, Plans for 2015 and Good Reads

    … Genovese or a room full of marshmallows. The mind doth start to play with its balls. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel, is the rare type of business book that stops you dead in your tracks. “Notes on Startups, or How to Build The Future” sounds like a bold strapline. If anything, it undersells. Thiel outlines the concepts that can make or break…

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