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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    • Has Peter Thiel become the kiss of death for start-ups?

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  • Is Peter Thiel trying to erase his critics from the internet?

    … former reporters alleges that if Thiel purchases Gawker he could potentially delete the archives and use copyright law to force any copies of them offline. While you may debate the merits or lack thereof of Gawker itself, this would be a dark day for journalism as it shows that information can be controlled if you have enough money. However…

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  • Why is Peter Thiel doubling down on Donald Trump?

    … are not viewed as newsworthy as they used to be. Trump is no fan of the media himself so it’s not out of the realm of possibilities for Trump and his uber-rich supporters to form a cabal of billionaires that are willing to buy their way around the First Amendment. Related …

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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. The lawsuit claims that Palantir routinely…

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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

    …. This is not a traditional governance model, but Facebook was not built to be a traditional company. The board believes that a founder-led approach has been and continues to be in the best interests of Facebook, its stockholders and the community. The other proposals that were voted on were: The ratification of Ernst & Young as Facebook’s independent…

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

    … What does Facebook’s shareholder vote say about a free press? Peter Thiel demonstrates how he choked the life out of Gawker. In a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Facebook’s shareholder meeting, Peter Thiel was reelected to the Facebook board of directors amid the Gawker and Donald Trump controversies. The vote itself really wasn’t much…

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  • Will Peter Thiel be ousted from Facebook?

    … a petition to Facebook stating that Peter Thiel’s presence on the board is too much of a threat to freedom of the press. “Facebook is the portal through which so much news, particularly online news, is accessed and even sent out now,” WGAE executive director Lowell Peterson added. “[News outlets] depend on social media like Facebook for their survival…

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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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  • Gawker needs to beat Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel for all of journalism

    … by trying to shut down this supposed media menace in Gawker Media. In reality neither of the above mentioned entities are the good guy. So who is? Much like in pro-wrestling storylines the good guy has to face what seems like insurmountable odds before triumphing over the man or men that wronged him. The underdog good guy in this scenario is the First…

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