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Peter Thiel on Gawker: 'If I Didn't Do Something, Nobody Would'
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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.
Billionaire Peter Thiel Reportedly Backed Hulk Hogan's Gawker Lawsuit
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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.
Peter Thiel Commencement Speech, Hamilton College, May 2016 (Transcript)
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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.
Entrepreneur Staff
What Types of Companies Is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Actually Investing In?
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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.
Eric Siu
What Is the Future of Bitcoin?
Bitcoin

What Is the Future of Bitcoin?

Game-changing or not, the cryptocurrency is anything but a joke to a growing number of entrepreneurs.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin
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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?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Peter Thiel: Luck Is Just an Excuse For Not Working Hard Enough
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Peter Thiel: Luck Is Just an Excuse For Not Working Hard Enough

The serial entrepreneur and investor explains why he rejects the idea that success is dependent on luck and how to build a better, more definitive future for your company.
Where Famous Tech Founders Went to College (Infographic)
Radicals & Visionaries

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The 4 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Year
Radicals & Visionaries

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.
Moritz Plassnig
Why I Back Eric Ries Over Peter Thiel
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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.
Jason Saltzman
Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs
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Peter Thiel's Very Negative -- And Very Useful -- Advice for Entrepreneurs

So you're a young dot-com wannabe launching your own venture. Here's what the successful entrepreneur and investor has to say.
PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin
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PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
Kim Lachance Shandrow