At age 23, Max Levchin moved to Palo Alto, where some of his former startup cofounders lived. One former cofounder recommended he talk to Peter Thiel, who was teaching a class at Stanford. Levchin wandered into Thiel's class and they...Show More Summary
Libertarian wisdom holds that "the answer to bad speech is more speech," but if you're a Peter Thiel libertarian (that is, the kind of "freedom lover" who doesn't think women should vote, wants to spy on everyone in the world, and secretly...Show More Summary
Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire, helped run Gawker Media offline. Now he is trying to buy what is left of it.
Peter Thiel killed Gawker once. Now it looks like he may kill it again. Reuters reports that the venture capitalist has put in a bid to buy the defunct news site, which became defunct after he bankrolled a lawsuit that drove it into bankruptcy in 2016. If Thiel succeeds, he will own Gawker’s archives and […]
Paypal billionaire and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, who funded a lawsuit by Hulk Hogan in order to destroy the media company Gawker, is now trying to buy it and its archive. Business Insider reports: Gawker, which has been inactive for more than a ye… Read The post After Destroying Gawker, Peter Thiel Now Trying to Buy It appeared first on Towleroad.
PETER THIEL KNOWS WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE. Okay, “the lamentations of Glenn Greenwald” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but close enough.
Peter Thiel has reportedly made an offer to buy Gawker. That's right, the billionaire who funded the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that shuttered the website wants to pick at its bones, Reuters reported on Thursday citing "people familiar with the matter." SEE ALSO: Y Combinator cuts ties with Peter Thiel This isn't a total surprise. Show More Summary
The website published details of his personal life
First you put it into bankruptcy, then you buy it. That's the strategy of Peter Thiel who secretly (at first) funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker, which ultimately resulted in the company's bankruptcy, and now is looking to buy...Show More Summary
Why would Thiel, who donated $1.2 million to Trump's election campaign, want to buy the site he helped shutter?
The billionaire investor who backed a lawsuit that pushed Gawker to bankruptcy reportedly wants to buy what's left of the website.
The news was first reported by Reuters, which did not specify Thiel's motivations.
Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor who financed a successful lawsuit against the news site Gawker, leading to its bankruptcy, has submitted a bid to buy what's left of the online property, according to a report by Reuters on Thursday. While the bulk of Gawker Media was purchased by Univision for $135 million in 2016, the […]
Fledgling fintech startup Petal has raised $13 million in a series A round of funding led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Other participatory investors include Third Prime Capital, RiverPark Ventures, The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund,...Show More Summary
Thiel is apparently looking to launch a new media company, one that promises to give Fox News and Breitbart a run for their money.
Peter Thiel was the only major Silicon Valley mogul to publicly back Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Trump showered Thiel with praise but failed to return his calls after he was elected president, according to Michael Wolff's "Fire...Show More Summary
Billionaire GOP megadoner Rebekah Mercer on Thursday issued a rare rebuke of onetime chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was formerly a major beneficiary of the Mercer family’s sprawling investments. “I support President [Donald] Trump and the platform upon which he was...
YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS SHT UP. More excerpts from Michael Wolff’s explosive book: “Everybody was painfully aware of the increasing pace of his repetitions. It used to be inside of 30 minutes he’d repeat, word-for-word and expres… Read The post Peter Thiel, Meryl Streep, ‘Fire and Fury’, Jeff Sessions and Marijuana: Sam Smith, Slender Man: HOT LINKS appeared first on Towleroad.
Buzzfeed News reports: Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel wants to create a new conservative cable news network and his representatives have engaged the powerful Mercer family to help with funding, according to two sources familiar with the situation. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s favorite news channel, Fox News, may have a new right-wing cable rival competing for the president’s affections. Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist who funded pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against now-defunct gossip website Gawker, is reportedly...