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
Peter Thiel and Chris Sacca offered a wide-ranging look at the state of the technology world at the DealBook Conference.
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 »
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
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
The power of monopolies. Some are legal, some not. If you can pull it off legally, monopolies can make you loads of $.
PROGRESS: Four new Breakout Labs Startups funded by Peter Thiel.
Even the busiest chief executives find time for trapeze and beekeeping.
The PayPal co-founder announces four additions to his Breakout Labs biotech investment fund.
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
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.'
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 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
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.
FASTER, PLEASE: Peter Thiel Backs Biotech “Unicorn” Fighting Cancer Stem Cells.
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 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.
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 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
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 [...]