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 [...]
Ranking ahead of Peter Thiel, Mary Meeker, Fred Wilson, and Marc Andreessen this year, Lee is the first woman to break the "cash ceiling" of the Forbes Midas List Top 10.
Imagine falling asleep and being able to pick up writing tips from Hemingway, hit tennis balls with Serena Williams, or pitch your startup to Peter Thiel knowing you can carry these very skills and experiences into waking life. Imagine being able to fly, relax on a beach, or even calm your anxiety and fight off nightmares. Show More Summary
Following its most recent round of fundraising, Palantir's valuation has climbed into the stratosphere. But founder ownership of the company may not be as much as you think.
Darian Shirazi started his career at 15 years old, when he made his name reselling computer components on eBay. His sales were so impressive that eBay ended up offering him an internship for the next two summers. Soon, Shirazi was able...Show More Summary
The author is Edward Peter Stringham and the subtitle is Creating Order in Economic and Social Life. I haven’t looked through this book yet, but I am very much an admirer of the underlying research by Ed. Here is Peter Thiel’s blurb: “Stringham dispels state-worshipping fiction with historical fact to show how good governance has […]
The investor and serial entrepreneur acknowledges that big ideas, such as reinventing space travel, are usually too tough for fledgling startups to pursue. But that doesn't mean they should stop trying.
The big-data company lists the former PayPal CEO as one of its co-founders.
1. This man is bidding 10k for a girlfriend, but I don’t think he understands where the adverse selection problem lies. 2. Is there a new and faster way of swimming? Interesting piece. 3. Peter Thiel on Rene Girard. 4. The global coal renaissance. 5. Dani Rodrik on Greek sovereignty. And on the Germany-Greece debt […]
Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses....Show More Summary
An organization in which Paypal founder Peter Thiel is an investor is aiming to build a floating city-state by 2020. The Seasteading Institute says semi-independent floating cities would provide an opportunity to ry out new modes ofShow More Summary
The billionaire venture capitalist wants to live forever and doesn't understand people who don't.
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Early Facebook investor and Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel revealed two key pieces of advice he gives aspiring entrepreneurs and investors this week at the Atlantic Aspen Ideas Festival. They can be distilled into two simple quotes: To investors?—?buzzwords should be a red flag “If there are too many buzzwords in a presentation, [...]
Top universities claim to benefit everyone, but the value of the degrees they confer is inextricably tied to exclusivity, he argues.
PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises. Read More
These startups are trying to beat Alzheimer's, cure viral diseases, and kill tumors with gold. One common thread: funding from Peter Thiel.
Four revolutions in transportation are taking place this decade. This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world. In 2011, Peter Thiel famously... read more The post The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds appeared first on Singularity HUB.