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Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.

A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost $500K in Two Days on Kickstarter

James Proud, a former Thiel Fellow, has come up with a sleep-tracking system that is getting lots of love from the crowd.

These 20 Kids Just Got $100,000 to Drop Out of School. And They Want to Change Your Life.

From revolutionizing the way we manage email to curing cancer, the ambitions of the most recent group of Thiel Fellows belie their youth.

BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet

The Atlanta Bitcoin payments pioneer closes a record-breaking funding round from billionaire Richard Branson, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, PayPal's Peter Thiel, Index Ventures and other all-star investors.

The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

Facebook's CEO and the Hollywood star are both lead investors in a $40 million round investing into San Francisco-based Vicarious.

Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.

The co-founder of Palantir and PayPal has invested in and joined the board of Nanotronics Imaging, a microscopy and software company.

These 20 Teenagers Are Getting $100,000 Each to Drop Out of School and Become Entrepreneurs

A look at the next wave of grant recipients in tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program.

14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

Find out which startups are attracting the attention -- and the dollars -- of some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs.

9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

These successful business leaders are teaching classes on everything from leadership to technology to finance at universities and colleges across America.

The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?

Fee-based entrepreneurship accelerators and incubators are increasingly sprouting up. We take a look at some new programs and consider whether they're worth your time.

Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.

The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

Facebook has the potential to raise $10 billion in an IPO. Here's why that's possible.

Peter Thiel on What You Can't Learn in College

The venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal answers questions about his initiative to back the business dreams of select teen entrepreneurs willing to put their educations on hold.

Should Entrepreneurs Go to College?

Here's why taking a break from college to pursue a business idea could be good for young entrepreneurs.

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