Trend Results : Peter Thiel

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Gawker says Peter Thiel can’t hide from legal claim possibly worth ‘tens of millions’

6 days agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

Judge urged to authorize an investigation into how Thiel schemed to bring down Gawker.

An elite university is offering a fast-track program for tech leaders that's more competitive than Stanford

Some of the biggest names in tech are known for dropping out of the best colleges in the US. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs all left school before graduation to launch companies. Peter Thiel, also a college dropout, has given millions to young entrepreneurs willing to pursue their startups dreams instead of a diploma. Show More Summary

CEO of Peter Thiel-backed Palantir slams Trump as a ‘bully’ who brags about his ‘fictitious wealth’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

In newly released footage, Alex Karp, the CEO of Palantir Technologies—a Silicon Valley startup chaired by billionaire Donald Trump booster Peter Thiel—slammed the president as a “bully” who brags about his “fictitious wealth.” The video, obtained by BuzzFeed, shows Karp speaking at a 2015 staff...

Machine learning data management startup SafeGraph raises $16M

San Francisco-based machine learning data management startup SafeGraph Inc. has raised $16 million Series A in a round led by IDG Ventures USA that included over 100 individual investors including Peter Thiel, Adam D’Angelo, Romesh Wadhwani,...Show More Summary

This Man Can Help You Escape the IRS Forever

In January, New Zealanders were surprised to discover that Peter Thiel, the billionaire PayPal co-founder and Donald Trump adviser whose libertarian proclivities and social quirks were lampooned on HBO's Silicon Valley, had quietly become one of them during a 2011 ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Show More Summary

How the cult of the founder turned into a divine right to be an asshole

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

All those entrepreneurs turned VCs… the ones that the industry has spent much of the last decade lauding as the new template of investors, the ones like Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, and Marc Andreessen (all of which are Pando investors)...Show More Summary

Can Tech Oligarchs Thrive Under Trump?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Except for Peter Thiel, tech’s titans align with the Democrats—as their minions shuttled between Silicon Valley and D.C. under Obama. Will Trump disrupt their world?

Africa is the next frontier for VCs

GUEST: According to Clarium Capital founder Peter Thiel, entrepreneurs should look for secrets where no one is looking and turn them into business opportunities. Thiel says it best in his book: “The road doesn’t have to be infinite after all. Take the hidden paths.” One of those hidden paths leads to Africa, a market that remains […]

Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi

Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The round comes from venture capital firms like Maverick Ventures, Maverick Ventures, Founders Fund (Founders Fund’s Peter Thiel joined the board last year),Show More Summary

What's Apple's tax bill in New Zealand? Why it's zero, niet, nada.

Why is Silicon Valley so cruel to New Zealand? First we discover PayPal founder and Trump acolyte, Peter Thiel is a secret citizen, now it's emerged Apple pays the country absolutely nothing in taxes.  Apparently the tech giant paidShow More Summary

How to move to New Zealand and become a naturalized Kiwi

New Zealand isn't just an escape hatch for Silicon Valley billionaires like Peter Thiel; it's also become the object of many Americans' affection in the wake of Donald Trump's recent presidential election win. US-based applications for New Zealand citizenship have skyrocketed in the 12 weeks since November 2016, according to the Associated Press. Show More Summary

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Channels Ellen Ripley [VIDEO]

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Get away from her, Amazon! Via Gizmodo: What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos, Aspiring Supervillain, Tests Out Gigantic Robot Suit

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that’s the impression you might get from the photos and video taken yesterday. Read more...

Peter Thiel’s decor reportedly includes pictures poking out onto windows

Or so suggests the New Yorker Last Saturday, a smattering of people gathered in front of controversial figure Peter Thiel’s Billionaire’s Row mansion to protest his company, Palantir Technologies, an outfit that produces software that...Show More Summary

Why Protesters Gathered Outside Peter Thiel’s Mansion This Weekend

On Saturday afternoon, a group of about fifty tech workers, attorneys, anti-surveillance activists, and other Bay Area denizens stood outside a three-story, nine-bedroom, twenty-five-million-dollar mansion. It is the home of the investor, entrepreneur, and Trump adviser Peter Thiel, who co-founded Palantir Technologies, in 2004. Show More Summary

New Zealand is the hippest new escape plan for Americans

It seems Peter Thiel may be on to something as there's been a surge in American interest in immigrating to New Zealand in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. The Associated Press dug into some data via a Freedom of InformationShow More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg: Calls to Remove Trump Adviser Peter Thiel From Facebook's Board Are 'Crazy'

"You need to be committed to all kinds of diversity, including ideological diversity," says Facebook's founder.

Mark Zuckerberg: the calls to kick Trump advisor Peter Thiel off Facebook's board are 'crazy' (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook board member and Trump advisor Peter Thiel during a Q&A with students from North Carolina A&T State University on Monday. The Facebook CEO offered up his defense of Thiel, a billionaire venture capitalist...Show More Summary

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