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Peter Thiel's Key Advice For Entrepreneurs And Investors (In 2 Quotes)

Early Facebook investor and Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel revealed two key pieces of advice he gives aspiring entrepreneurs and investors this week at the Atlantic Aspen Ideas Festival. They can be distilled into two simple quotes: To investors?—?buzzwords should be a red flag “If there are too many buzzwords in a presentation, [...]

Peter Thiel Compares Elite Education to a Night Club With a Long Line

Top universities claim to benefit everyone, but the value of the degrees they confer is inextricably tied to exclusivity, he argues.

Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises. Read More

How Peter Thiel is trying to save the world

These startups are trying to beat Alzheimer's, cure viral diseases, and kill tumors with gold. One common thread: funding from Peter Thiel.

The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds

Four revolutions in transportation are taking place this decade. This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world. In 2011, Peter Thiel famously... read more The post The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Changing the View of Aging: Are We Winning Yet?

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Peter Thiel, who has invested millions into the SENS rejuvenation research programs over the past decade, has of late been talking much more in public on the topic of treating aging. Having wealth gives you a soapbox, and it is good that he is now using it to help the cause of treating aging as a medical condition. Show More Summary

With Palantir's $20B valuation, how does Peter Thiel stack up against the rest of the PayPal mafia?

PayPal cofounders Max Levchin and Peter Thiel used to be intensely competitive with one another. They would race to solve math problems and occasionally race each other by foot. After they sold PayPal, they found themselves in another...Show More Summary

How the laws of thermodynamics make a case for dynamic monopolies

In his new book on startups Peter Thiel makes a provocative argument about the necessity of monopolies. He points out that in an environment of perfect competition, everyone is so busy competing just to stay even that they would end up with neither the time nor the resources to innovate. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley and the Ingestible Bilderberg ID Chips

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Peter Thiel (Bilderberg member) gave Ron Paul 2.5 million! Red Flag anyone? —, June 11, 2012 If someone says “Bilderberg Group” with a straight face, most respectable folks reach for their canister of Bear Mace spray—only...Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn't Disregard MBA Hires, No Matter What Peter Thiel or Elon Musk Say

Author John Tabis is CEO & Founder of In an interview last September, Peter Thiel said that MBAs tend to participate in herd-like thinking. The luminary PayPal co-founder and entrepreneur further explained he generallyShow More Summary

Meet The Last "Class" Of Thiel Fellows, The Genius Kids Who Skip College And Build Startups

The fellowship is maturing, and now more students will be given $100,000 to drop out of college anytime they please. Every year since 2011, the libertarian billionaire and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel has awarded $100,000 each to 20 talented teenagers who skip college and work on businesses instead. Show More Summary

Billionaire Peter Thiel is giving these 20 kids $100,000 to drop out of college and start companies

Today the Thiel Foundation announced its next class of 20 fast-tracked college dropouts hoping to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. These Thiel Fellows will each receive $100,000 and a wealth of mentorship provided they forgo or drop out of college during the program's two years. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel fellow launches app to connect citizen journalists with news outlets

Today the Peter Thiel Foundation announced its 2015 fellows, and one of the new fellows already has a launch announcement. Nineteen-year-old John Meyer is releasing the next generation of his citizen journalism app, Fresco. Formerly in limited beta, the app will now let any user anywhere upload pictures and videos of breaking news events, creating a feed of […]

Thiel Foundation announces 2015 Fellowship winners and expands the program

Peter Thiel set up the Thiel Fellowship in 2011 offering to pay talented college students $100,000 to drop out and start companies of their own. Now in its fourth year, the Fellowship received over 2,000 applications for 2015, but only twenty have been successful. Show More Summary

The importance of intent and the danger of incremental design

There’s been a lot of debate recently about the dangers of incrementalism. Peter Thiel wrote a whole book about it and Elon Musk is celebrated in part because his...

An Evening With Peter Thiel

One of our greatest concerns today is how technology will alter our lives in the decades to come. Part of the Science & Democracy lecture series at Harvard, Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal and Palantir, offered new ways to propel the...Show More Summary

WIP Wildfire Alert: Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures Adds Fuel to Fire With Lystable Investment

Categories: Industry News, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: General News, L1 This week it was announced that US-based venture fund Valar Ventures has invested $1.5 million in London-based startup Lystable. The news is aShow More Summary

Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

TechStars London alum and U.K.-based startup Lystable, which has built a cloud-based workflow management platform aimed at simplifying how businesses handle contacts with suppliers and freelancers, has pulled in a $1.5 million seed investment led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Read More

Peter Thiel just made his second investment in a London company

Valar Ventures, the US-based venture fund backed by Peter Thiel, just made another investment in a London-based company. Lystable has secured $1.5 million (£973,350) from Valar Ventures, making it only the second startup in London to interest Thiel's firm. Show More Summary

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