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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

Marijuana Stocks & Start-Ups

If you’re at all interested in emerging technologies and Silicon Valley startups, you are familiar with Peter Thiel. Thiel, known for his role as co-founder of PayPal and as early investor in Facebook, recently made news again with...Show More Summary

Ahoy, Techno-Utopian Mateys! There's a Seasteading TV Show On the Way

A reality television show about seasteading, the movement to establish floating, self-sufficient cities in the ocean, is in the works. The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit founded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, sent out a casting call today urging all "experts and survivalists" with an interest in technocratic nautical world-building to sign on. Read more...

Peter Thiel just funded a wearable device to measure how stressed you are at different points of the day

Ever arrived to work so flustered by your perilous commute that you just want to scream at someone? What if you could go back in time to that stressful part of your morning, play it in slow motion, and press "pause" right at the beginning...Show More Summary

'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel

There's a reason why Peter Thiel and his merry band of "PayPal Mafia" members have created seven companies worth a billion dollars each, including PayPal, SpaceX, YouTube, and a few others you may never have heard of. Ever wonder what...Show More Summary

7 Insights for Investors From Peter Thiel's "Zero to One"

Peter Thiel's latest book is a great resource for identifying outstanding businesses.

Peter Thiel’s Mithril Leads A $50M Round For AppDirect And Its Cloud-Based Marketplace

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The app revolution that has changed how consumers interact with online services is being played out among businesses, too. And as a sign of how fast that’s growing, one of the startups at the center of how enterprises are using cloud-based...Show More Summary

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel's plan to pay college students to drop out is showing mixed results

A lot of people raised eyebrows when billionaire investor Peter Thiel when he first brought up the idea of the Thiel Fellowship in 2010. He wanted to pay 20 teenagers $100,000 each to drop out of college and start their own companies. Show More Summary

These 7 weed startups are the toke of the town

When Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund dropped a fat bag of cash into cannabis private equity firm Privateer Holdings, the whole industry exhaled a puff of excitement and hope. Finally, venture capital was beginning to take the industry seriously. But of course, cannabis-loving entrepreneurs have been around since before that, and they’ve spawned plenty of startups. […]

Sinister Technology Used Appropriately

Palantir is a sort-of evil data mining company co-founded by the sort-of evil billionaire Peter Thiel. It is being used by the value-neutral New York City Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement to locate “illegal hotels” being run by definitely evil commercial hosts on Airbnb. Sort-of evil Peter Thiel is also in Airbnb. This may look […]

PayPal Founder Peter Thiel Invests in Pot

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The weed biz just gained its first institutional investor who has a vision to turn a small company into a major conglomerate.

Pot Is Legit Enough to Attract Its First Institutional Investor

2 months agoNews : Reason

This week Privateer Holdings, which owns several marijuana-related businesses, announced a mulitimillion-dollar investment by Founders Fund, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's private equity firm. Privateer describes it as a "major milestone...Show More Summary

Why Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Got Into the Weed Game

The firm, known for backing big ideas in tech, has invested millions into marijuana private equity company Privateer Holdings. The goal? End an 80-year-old problem.

Peter Thiel Gets Into the Weed Business

The famed investor's firm recognizes the opportunity in the legal marijuana industry.

Peter Thiel's venture capital firm is getting into the marijuana industry

Peter Thiel is getting into the marijuana business, the Guardian reported. The Paypal co-founder and Silicon Valley entrepreneur is also one of the four general partners heading up the Founders Fund, a venture capital outfit that backs unusual and cutting edge technologies. Show More Summary

How Technology Has Changed The Way Schools Engage Alumni

Peter Thiel says college isn't worth it. Can alumni associations change his mind?

The Year in Uber scandals: A surge-priced cruise through the company’s biggest controversies

2014 was the year investor Peter Thiel called Uber the “most ethically-challenged company in Silicon Valley"

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Peter Thiel's Zero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, Or How to Build the Future is a book for our moment, that is, the digital age in 2015, a time of ongoing revolution and transformation. (The book evolved out of a course that Thiel taught at Stanford. Show More Summary

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