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Why Is Peter Thiel NOT A Fan Of The Lean Startup Movement?

This question was recently discussed on Quora. I wrote an answer there, which I have expanded on for this post. Most likely because of its short-term oriented view. The weakest point of the methodology, in my opinion, is the excessive emphasis on quick validation and pivot. Show More Summary

DealBook 2015 Conference: Major Investors on Start-Up Issues and Women’s Speech Patterns

Peter Thiel and Chris Sacca offered a wide-ranging look at the state of the technology world at the DealBook Conference.

Killer Interview Question: Tell Me Something That's True, That Almost Nobody Agrees With You On

This week’s KIQ is from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and it’s a test of courage and resolve, even if nobody is on your side. More »      

A 17-year-old founder raised money from VCs who didn't realize they were investing in a high school student — now the founder is debating dropping out

Quitting school to do a startup is all the rage these days. Billionaire VC Peter Thiel even has a special fellowship that encourages brilliant young people to do that. However most of the time, students quit college not high school, following in the footsteps of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. Show More Summary

5 questions for the startup backed by Peter Thiel and George Soros that lets you trade in 'swarms'

TruMid, a bond-trading startup, said Tuesday that it is raising capital from venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Thiel is participating in a $27 million round alongside a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management and Shumway Capital. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel invests in device that detects bad steaks, and other bioech

The PayPal co-founder announces four additions to his Breakout Labs biotech investment fund.        

Buzzword-Free: A Startup's Best Friend and Worst Enemy

About a month ago, I joined a startup called Transpose. Upon joining, I quickly learned about our dreaded Peter Thiel problem. Our founding team had seen a clip of Thiel discussing the problem with buzzwords in the tech space. To summarize,...Show More Summary

How a Bone-Growing Startup Lured 66 Investors, Including Peter Thiel

2 months agoTechnology : The Goods

EpiBone uses stem cells to regrow damaged bones. After earning a PhD, Nina Tandon enrolled as an MBA to form a company at the forefront of 'biology as design.'

Peter Thiel backed this startup that wants to cure cancer, and it's worth $5 billion

Stemcentrx, a startup with funding from billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, just came out of stealth at a $5 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reports. Last month Stemcentrx raised a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation, according to the Journal. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel on biotechnology again: "Get rid of the randomness"

Peter Thiel has some provocative thoughts on biotechnology again, this time in an interview for Technology Review. I had a post earlier about Thiel's view of biotechnology which included some hardheaded, sensible thoughts and some more questionable skepticism. Show More Summary

Saturday assorted links

1. Freddie, in the NYT, against campus corporatism. 2. What if Uber buys your robotics department? 3. Peter Thiel on biotech: “Can you get rid of randomness in building a company?” 4. Clower and Leijonhufvud would be happy, #Russia, #bricks. 5. The emerging black digital intelligentsia.

Peter Thiel is backing a startup that lets you buy shares from news stories

New York mobile stock buying startup Trading Ticket has raised $4 million (£2.6 million) from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's fund Valar Ventures and Citibank's venture capital arm. Trading Ticket operates TradeIt, a service that lets...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Citi Ventures Back Stock-Trading Startup

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Citigroup’s Citi Ventures have backed a New York-based startup that lets retail investors place orders for securities on news websites, financial blogs and mobile apps, as investments young financial-technology companies continue to grow.

7 Strategies for 10x Transformative Change

Peter Thiel, VC, PayPal co-founder, early Facebook investor, and most importantly, the supposed inspiration for Silicon Valley's intriguing Peter Gregory character, argues in his book Zero to One that a successful business needs to make...Show More Summary

Founders Funds Leads $33.5M Round Modumetal, Maker of Nanolaminated Metals For Oil And Gas Industry

Founders Fund, the venture firm co-created by Peter Thiel, is entering yet another surprising area that you don’t commonly see with Silicon Valley VCs. They’re backing a materials sciences company called Modumetal, which is making nanolaminated metals for use in the oil and gas industry. Show More Summary

SAPVoice: Do You Have The Mindset Of A Founder?

By Alex Atzberger, President, Ariba - an SAP company Over my summer break, I finally caught up on my reading list, at the top of which was Peter Thiel’s book Zero to One. I enjoyed it greatly. Thiel is a man of strong convictions and opinions, and his narrative got me [...]

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