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Y Combinator Cuts Ties with Peter Thiel

Billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to an edited company blog post. Thiel was formerly a part-time partner with the accelerator. Show More Summary

The Trump-funding, democracy-denying, Gawker-destroying Peter Thiel is finally no longer involved with Y Combinator

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Peter Thiel was always a controversial figure in tech, known as an acerbic doctrinaire libertarian who'd publicly declared that "I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible," a situation he blamed in part on "the extension...Show More Summary

Y Combinator cuts ties with Peter Thiel

Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported.  The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then, he's become better-known outside the...Show More Summary

Y Combinator Quietly Ends Relationship With Peter Thiel

Amidst last year's US presidential election, Silicon Valley was publicly at odds with Peter Thiel's support for Donald Trump. But that wasn't enough to convince people like Y Combinator's president Sam Altman to stop working with Thiel. Show More Summary

The startup incubator Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire VC Peter Thiel just a year after defending its partnership

Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator. Thiel joined the startup accelerator in 2015 as an advisor in...Show More Summary

Trump supporter Peter Thiel gave $300,000 to AG investigating Google

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is taking aim at Google in an investigation opened this week into whether the tech giant has violated the state’s antitrust and consumer protection laws. And according to state campaign finance filings, Hawley has received $300,000 from longtime Google critic...

Herpes Vaccine Research Supported by Peter Thiel Could Put a University's Funding at Risk

A Southern Illinois University researcher’s offshore development of a herpes vaccine, which was buoyed by a $7 million investment from Peter Thiel’s investment firm and a related organization, could now put the school’s $15 million in...Show More Summary

Seasteading is Making Progress

Seasteading, the once quixotic idea of Patri Friedman and early funder Peter Thiel, is now taking shape in French Polynesia writes David Gelles in the New York Times: Long the stuff of science fiction, so-called “seasteading” has inShow More Summary

Dropping out of college is a terrible idea if you want to be a millionaire

Peter Thiel is offering a $10,000 fellowship to young entrepreneurs who drop out of college. While it's tempting, Scott Galloway reveals why it is awful advice. Following is a transcription of the video. Scott Galloway. Professor of marketing, NYU Stern. Show More Summary

Ugh, SXSW Booked Peter Thiel

SXSW will return to Austin in 2018, and today the festival announced the names of featured speakers and the panels they will participate in. Peter Thiel -- the billionaire PayPal co-founder who backed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker media -- is one of those featured speakers. Thiel now sits on the board of Facebook, and…

Peter Thiel will discuss "quest to shut down Gawker" at SXSW

The Trump-supporting man who funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit that shut down Gawker will get to talk about it at an official SXSW panel. Continue reading…

Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel agree that business school can be dangerous — and they pause when they see it on an entrepreneur's résumé

Billionaire investors Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel have been friends for 30 years and worked together at PayPal. They are opposites politically but often agree on business and career insights, like the role of graduate schools today. Both...Show More Summary

Talk About Point-to-Point Travel, Uber Says It Will Introduce Flying Taxis in 2020

Paypal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel famous expressed disappointment in the revolution of tech saying something to the effect of, 'we wanted flying cars and all we got was 140 characters.' We've been expecting self-driving cars to eventually replace people -- drivers are to Uber what DVDs in the mail was once to Netflix. Show More Summary

A grade school backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel is closing another outpost in New York City

AltSchool, an educational software developer and network of "micro-schools" with four locations in California and New York, is shuttering another outpost. The startup's schoolhouse in Manhattan's East Village will close its doors atShow More Summary

Billionaire Peter Thiel: "Bitcoin's Harder To Mine Than Gold... Has Great Potential"

Outspoken billionaire investor Peter Thiel told attendees at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that people are "underestimating" bitcoin and that it has "great potential left," comparing the cryptocurrency bitcoin...Show More Summary

A Dying Doctor, Peter Thiel, and a Rogue Herpes Vaccine Trial Gone Wrong

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Twenty herpes sufferers flew to St. Kitts for a vaccine trial led by a researcher whose company is backed by Peter Thiel. What followed were side effects and renewed outbreaks.

Fraud Meets White Supremacist

J.D. Vance — deputy vampire for Peter Thiel, Yalie, cynical grifter, health care policy SUPERGENIUS, and not surprisingly Alt-Right curious: J.D. Vance, the best-selling author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” a memoir about his upbringing in Appalachia, was also floated early on in the process as a possible high-profile, younger recruit. He has met in recent months […]

Donald Trump’s Gay Billionaire Pal Peter Thiel Just Got Married

last monthLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Maybe Thiel wanted a preview of what it'd be like to be a gay man stripped of his civil rights.

That Trump-Supporting Facebook Investor Got Married Over the Weekend, and Here’s the ‘Lucky’ Guy

That Trump-Supporting Facebook Investor Got Married Over the Weekend, and Here’s the ‘Lucky’ Guy Peter Thiel, the gay billionaire and co-founder of PayPal who endorsed Donald Trump during his campaign, just got married over the weekend Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

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