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
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
Valar Ventures, backed by Peter Thiel, led a $7 million funding round for e-commerce startup Granify. The Canada-based platform analyzes customers’ activity to identify if they are potential buyers or if they are just window shopping. Then, Granify tries to persuade shoppers to buy the items by “providing contextual stimuli” like reminders of “free, no hassle returns.” […]
In 2011, billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel made waves when he set up a fellowship to pay promising college students $100,000 to drop out of school and start companies instead. Four years later, how's the program going? Pretty good, according to a new California Sunday story on the teens of Silicon Valley. Show More Summary
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In 2010, Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of Paypal, made headlines by paying some college kids $100,000 to leave school. Starting next month, students will be doing just the opposite - skipping MBAs to pay our company $25,000 as Apprentices, to learn how to start, build and run a company. We believe it's a tectonic shift in the field of business education.
The billionaire's investments reveal much about what he values. And what he values often turns into to gold.
Paypal founder Peter Thiel is close to investing in a $25 million round along with Sequoia Capital and other existing investors in
Wavefunction has a good look at Peter Thiel's Zero to One. As he puts it, "Thiel has said some odd things about chemistry and biotech before, so I was bracing myself for encountering some naiveté in his book." I don't blame him; I'd be the same way. Show More Summary
From Peter Thiel's "Zero to One" comes a comparison of the biotech and IT industries in which he presents a table contrasting the strategies and pitfalls of biotech vs IT. Thiel has said some odd things about chemistry and biotech before, so I was bracing myself for encountering some naiveté in his book. Show More Summary
When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest in a major $75 million in Privateer Holdings, a company focused on producing, distributing, and educating consumers about legal marijuana, it opened the floodgates for other investors to barrel in. Show More Summary
Peter Thiel co-founded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake. Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include Founders Fund, whose stated [...]
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Billionaire technology investor Peter Thiel gave an on-stage interview in London on Wednesday night, where he explained his political philosophy, as well as what he looks for in investments. One of the first questions that Thiel was asked by interviewer Niall Ferguson was how he spotted the potential in Facebook back in 2004. Show More Summary
Commenting on the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and legendary Silicon Valley investor, remarked, "We asked for flying cars. Instead, we got a hundred and forty characters." Really, Peter? Who asked for flying...Show More Summary
“I would bet on globalization slowly being in abeyance,” tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel said in a video interview with George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen. “I think with the benefit
It's got everything; a health care business model, a real estate scion founder, Goldman Sachs, a $1 billion valuation, and dancers dressed like Peter Thiel... nope - sorry - that's actually Peter Thiel.
The $145 million round was led by Peter Thiel and Brian Singerman from Founders Fund.
Oscar Health Insurance announced today that it has raised $145 million in funding from investors, led by Peter Thiel and Brian Singerman of Founders Fund, as it prepares to expand into California and... To view the full story, click the title link.
Not many people get the chance to invest in a hot Silicon Valley startup, much less a wildly successful one as PayPal, which sold for $1.5 billion to eBay in 2002. You need the money, connections, and expertise. Some luck too. But the...Show More Summary