Peter Thiel

Technology

More Than Ever Entrepreneurs Must Maximize Human Flourishing

What happened to the technological future that maximized human wellbeing? We need more from the entrepreneurial community.

Tesla Launches a Limited Edition Surfboard

Plus, Serverless Inc. announces a $10 million series A round, and Peter Thiel backs a vegan pet food startup.

Palantir's Data-Mining Software Was Used to Spy on JPMorgan Staff, and Company Terms Are Getting a Rewrite. 3 Things to Know Today.

Here's your explanation of today's biggest headlines, including a data-mining controversy, company terms and 4/20. Stay in the know in 60 seconds.

6 Lessons From the Demise of Gawker

Gawker was crushed by a libel suit brought by Hulk Hogan and financed by Peter Thiel. Gawker founder Nick Denton is no victim; he did this to himself.

Peter Thiel Tells Republican Convention that America Needs a Tech Upgrade

His support of Trump has been both a source of curiosity and the butt of jokes in Silicon Valley.

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Peter Thiel on Gawker: 'If I Didn't Do Something, Nobody Would'

The billionaire Silicon Valley investor acknowledged that he secretly financed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media in an effort to put the news website out of business.
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Billionaire Peter Thiel Reportedly Backed Hulk Hogan's Gawker Lawsuit

Hogan in March won a $140 million jury verdict against Gawker in a privacy lawsuit stemming from a sex tape the site had published.
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Peter Thiel Commencement Speech, Hamilton College, May 2016 (Transcript)

Peter Thiel, investor and co-founder of Palantir and PayPal, spoke about unconventional paths at the Hamilton College Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
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What Types of Companies Is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Actually Investing In?

The recent interests of the former Paypal founder and recognizable venture capitalist provide some insights for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding.
Bitcoin

Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

The LinkedIn co-founder's investments in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox more than paid off. Will Silicon Valley's 'startup whisperer' be on the money about Bitcoin, too?
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Where Famous Tech Founders Went to College (Infographic)

Whether they dropped out or stuck it out, going to college more than paid off for today's top tech startup billionaires -- higher ed skeptic and Stanford alum Peter Thiel included.
The Grind

The 4 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Year

Everyone knows reading is an important source of knowledge, but many don't understand how much they can actually learn by hitting the pause button, sitting down and picking up a book.
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Why I Back Eric Ries Over Peter Thiel

A philosophical debate over Lean Startup and vision means we all have to take sides. I'm with Eric Ries.