Now that we have seen the texts sent between Facebook founder and investor Marc Andreessen discussing Zuckerberg's desire to make sure his stock holdings do not prevent him from being able "to serve two years in government," as Bloomberg...Show More Summary
Since about the time Peter Thiel stunned the Valley by breaking its group-think ranks and agreeing to serve as a delegate for Donald Trump, I’ve been hearing a common refrain from senior folks in the industry: “He and I haven’t spoken.” Max...Show More Summary
When Peter Thiel started the Thiel Fellowship in 2010, offering $100,000 to 20 teens to drop out of college and work on whatever they wanted, he envisioned he was funding technological breakthroughs on the level of the moon landing or home computers. What he actually funded is an exclusive...
Back in 2012, before Peter Thiel supported Donald Trump's quest to become president, the billionaire tech investor gave sharp advice to presidential candidate Mitt Romney — and was apparently ignored. "I think the most pessimistic candidate...Show More Summary
Peter Thiel, a PayPal founder and tech luminary, upset a lot of people by endorsing Donald Trump. (Wasn't Silicon Valley supposed to be liberal?) He has also upset people by crushing Gawker Media, attacking the college system, criticizing multiculturalism, and more. Thiel usually explains his actions in libertarian or pragmatic terms. Show More Summary
Yesterday it was reported that Trump is considering Jim O’Neill, one of libertarian loon Peter Thiel’s cronies, to be the head of FDA. Like Thiel, O’Neill has some really bizarre ideas and sits on the board of Thiel’s Seasteading Institute,...Show More Summary
Peter Thiel is, bar none, one of the most eccentric and frightening billionaires involved in conservative politics today. As a member of the Trump transition team, he's pushing Trump to put people into government with one single purpose:...Show More Summary
Peter Thiel has had a very good year. He vanquished Gawker, rode out Trumpism to its triumphant conclusion, and is now poised to influence the incoming administration to his advantage. The president-elect, Thiel said in October, “gets...Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow reports on a Peter Thiel associate being considered by Donald Trump to lead the FDA, who is a proponent of
Tech investor's close associates will advise on treasury, commerce policy and appointments.
Nubank, a Brazilian start-up, also received backing from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund and other venture capitalists as investors flock to South America.
Bloomberg reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering a Silicon Valley investor close to billionaire Peter Thiel to head the Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the matter. Jim O’Neill,...Show More Summary
Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel is continuing to put his stamp on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition with appointments of two associates to help in that effort, according to a person close to the situatio...
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name two more individuals from Silicon Valley--both of whom are close to billionaire investor Peter Thiel--to his transition effort.
One month after his election as president of the United States, we may get a better idea of what to expect from Donald Trump's relationship with tech as he's summoned tech leaders to his gilded tower in Manhattan for a roundtable non Dec. Show More Summary
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Hulk Hogan, with funding from frequent Gawker target Peter Thiel, helped bring the media group to bankruptcy via his sex-tape lawsuit, so Thiel's choice of costume at a posh Long Island party might not be terribly surprising: He reportedly dressed as the Hulkster on Saturday night, when the PayPal founder...
Peter Theil, who funded a lawsuit Hulk Hogan brought against Gawker, dressed as him at a "Villains and Heroes" party.
With his departure as Zenefits CEO confirmed on Friday, reports now suggest that David Sacks of Zenefits could become part of the Trump transition team, joining his friend and former co-author Peter Thiel. A source told the New York Times that Sacks had been in discussions with the Trump team, though Sacks declined to say […]