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Open Thread: Go Seastead Yourself, Thiel

Along with his residual fondness for Ron Paul’s kid, world’s loudest Libertarian Peter Thiel is a Ted Cruz admirer, per McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed: … The question of Thiel’s loyalties looms large in the Republicans’ heated 2016 fundraising race. The gay, libertarian tech tycoon has funneled millions of dollars in recent years to a diverse [Read more...]

What should I ask Peter Thiel?

I may not follow any of your suggestions, but just thought I should ask for advice, for my dialogue with Peter next week.  I am the interviewer, he is the interviewee, more or less.  #CowenThiel

A Biotech Lab in the Cloud, Backed by Peter Thiel

Emerald Therapeutics wants to make life sciences research as easy as launching a new app.

An Afternoon With Peter Thiel

"Definite optimism works when you build the future you envision."? Peter Thiel There are a few things better than a good conversation, but not many. A good conversation inspires you to think differently. It keeps you engaged long after the conversation has ended. Show More Summary

5 Genius Startup Tips From Peter Thiel

Check out some of this famous venture capitalist's most inspiring words of wisdom for budding entrepreneurs.

Friday assorted links

1. AT&T charging customers not to spy on them. 2. Driverless, flying car, in the works, maybe sort of.  And Jonathan Rauch on disruptive innovation and health care. 3. Possible genetic factors behind economic growth. 4. Peter Thiel’s anti-aging investments. 5. The invention of underwear with pockets, there is no great stagnation. 6. The story […]

The central banker and the capitalist

AS the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner was deeply involved in the financial crisis of 2007 onwards, battling to save the banking sector from itself. Peter Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, an early investor in Facebook, and is well known for his libertarian views. Show More Summary

The rsvp and livestream for my conversations with Peter Thiel and Jeffrey Sachs

You can sign up for rsvp or the live stream here, the chat with Peter Thiel is March 31, 2-3:30 p.m. EST, held at the Arlington campus of George Mason University.  It is part of a new event series Conversations with Tyler. The chat with Jeffrey Sachs is April 7, 3:30 to 5 p.m., again […]

A Look at Peter Thiel's Biotechnology Investments

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel has given millions to support the rejuvenation biotechnology research programs funded by the SENS Research Foundation and Methuselah Foundation before it. He was one of the first wealthy individuals...Show More Summary

?Clear Aluminum: The Sci-Fi Material We Built Before They Thought We Would

A lot of time is spent complaining about how science reality pales in comparison to science fiction. Instead of Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise, we got the Priceline Negotiator and a cheap flight to Cabo, bemoans Peter Thiel's Founders Fund site. Show More Summary

Where Famous Tech Founders Went to College (Infographic)

Whether they dropped out or stuck it out, going to college more than paid off for today's top tech startup billionaires -- higher ed skeptic and Stanford alum Peter Thiel included.

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel just joined startup incubator Y Combinator

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel has officially joined startup incubator Y Combinator strictly as an advisor, not as an investor. "I’m delighted to announce Peter Thiel is joining YC as one of the (now 10!) part-time partners," Y Combinator...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel becomes a part-time partner at Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator

Peter Thiel, a cofounder of PayPal and Palantir and a prominent investor who built up hedge fund Clarium Capital Management and the venture capital firm Founders Fund, has joined prominent Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator as a part-time partner. “In addition to founding PayPal and Palantir and being the first investor in Facebook, Peter has […]

You can’t spell culture without “cult”

I’m mildly embarrassed to be reading a new book on entrepreneurship, because I’ve always thought “entrepreneurship” is an “if you have to ask…” situation. That said, I’ve been a superfan of Peter Thiel’s, author of  Zero to One, since his 2011 New Yorker profile. The tagline of one of his companies, Founders Fund, is “We wanted flying cars, instead […]

Next up for Silicon Valley: Defeating death

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, plans to live to be 120. Compared with some other tech billionaires, he doesn’t seem particularly ambitious. Dmitry Itskov, the “godfather” of the Russian Internet, says his goal is to live to 10,000; Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, finds the...

Why Peter Thiel Isn't Afraid of Artificial Intelligence

The noted VC explains why he begs to differ with Stephen Hawking and others who have proclaimed their fear of smart machines.

Peter Thiel: Google's lucrative search monopoly may be about to end

Peter Thiel thinks that Google's search monopoly may be nearing its end. Speaking at the Launch Festival in San Francisco, he mainly spoke about monopolies in the tech world, saying that "on some level these monopolies are a reward for...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel favors pot legalization and says it's an irreversible trend

Peter Thiel isn't holding back when it comes to the legalization of marijuana. At the Launch Festival in San Francisco today, he was asked about his thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. He mentioned that he "doesn't think there's...Show More Summary

Here's why Elon Musk is the most impressive member of the 'PayPal mafia'

Peter Thiel worked with some impressive talent back in the early days of PayPal, but one person stood out from the rest of them. On the second day of the Launch Conference in San Francisco, Thiel was asked by moderator Jason Calacanis about which member of the Paypal cohort impressed him the most. Show More Summary

Palantir founder hates that women have the vote… but apparently quite likes Hillary Clinton

The Washington Examiner reports that Palantir, the intelligence contractor founded by Peter Thiel, donated  “six figures” to the Clinton Foundation in 2014. The foundation is headed by Hillary Clinton and her husband, President Bill Clinton. Show More Summary

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