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Damion Gutierrez 2016-08-01
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Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire-turned-Trump delegate who successfully bankrupted Gawker Media, has long been obsessed with anti-aging technologies.

He believes people have been conned by the ideology of the inevitability of the death of every individual, and has funded startups dedicated to extending the human lifespan.

According to Jeff Bercovici of Inc. magazine, Thiel is so afraid of dying that he has begun exploring a novel, and fairly unsettling, technique: Harvesting, and injecting himself with, the blood of younger people.

In an unpublished interview with Bercovici last year, Thiel admitted that he was interested in adding young-to-old blood transfusions to his personal health regimen:

After briefly discussing the pros and cons of caloric restriction, human growth hormone and the diabetes drug metformin, Thiel said this:

I m looking into parabiosis stuff ... where they injected the young blood into older mice and they found that had a massive rejuvenating effect.

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Adrian Bray 2017-12-27
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In return for his prime-time endorsement on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, as well as $1.25 million in contributions to Trump’s campaign through affiliated super PACs and direct contributions, Thiel was rewarded with a place of privilege when president-elect Trump met with tech leaders during the transition, and an important advisory role in the next administration.

Indeed, Thiel has become an almost toxic spokesman for the tech world, so much so that his close friends and business partners, like Zuckerberg and Hoffman, have felt obligated to defend their relationships publicly.

In his pursuit of limited government, he has given substantial financial support to seasteading, which encourages political experimentation through the development of floating communities in international waters, presumably outside the reach of governments.

He is unusually obsessed with his own death and sickness, a condition he traces back to the disturbing day when he was three and learned from his father that all things die, starting with the cow who gave his life for the family’s leather rug.

Thiel supports a range of potential life-extending innovations, including cryogenics, which involves keeping a body alive by cooling it; genetic research to fight diseases; and, most resonantly, a treatment based on cycling through blood transfusions from young people in the belief that the vigor therein can be transferred to the older recipient.

Those peers may privately worry that democracy isn’t the ideal way to choose our leaders, but Thiel will write straightforwardly in a 2009 essay for the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute that “the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women—two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians—have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.” For these reasons, Thiel names the 1920s as “the last decade in American history during which one could be genuinely optimistic about politics,” though presumably 2016 restored his faith in the electoral process.

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Ed Furnace 2016-11-10
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Citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, former Fortune.com editor Dan Primack reports that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel will join President-elect Donald Trump s transition team.

Earlier on Thursday, The Huffington Post reported that Thiel was being considered as a possible replacement for Chris Christie, who currently chairs the transition team, should the New Jersey governor step down.

According to Primack, however, sources close to Thiel say they d be surprised if he was interested in taking such a leading role.

One of Trump s most high-profile donors, Thiel told The New York Times on Wednesday that he is unlikely to have a formal role within the Trump administration but plans on advising the incoming President.

A page in the book of history has turned, and there is an opening to think about some of our problems from a new perspective, Thiel told the Times.

I ll try to help the president in any way I can.

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Efrain Johnson 2017-09-21
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Might Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s most famous Trump supporter, take a top post in the administration?

The billionaire entrepreneur has been in talks to become chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, which independently monitors the nation’s intelligence agencies, according to a new story in Vanity Fair.

“I cannot overstate his impact on the transition,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the magazine.

Thiel’s influence has included recommending his former chief of staff, Michael Kratsios, as deputy chief technology officer.

Thiel has also reportedly weighed in on issues including antitrust policy, the drug-approval process and cybersecurity.

Bannon, who was interviewed in July (a month before he left the White House), added: “You will see in the near term that Peter will be taking on new responsibilities, like intelligence.”

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Gary Johnson 2016-06-21
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Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile banking startup that s setting out to create the bank account of the future, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Horizons Ventures.

Battery Ventures, Robert Gentz, David Schneider, and Rubin Ritter also joined the round as new investors, while existing backers, including Peter Thiel s Valar Ventures, Earlybird Ventures, and Redalpine Ventures also participated.Founded out of Berlin, Germany in 2013 by Maximilian Tayenthal and Valentin Stalf, Number26 offers mobile-first bank accounts similar to BankMobile or Simple in the U.S.

With $40 million more in the coffers, Number26 will now push to grow in more markets and launch new finance products across savings, investments, and credit to create a true fintech platform, Stalf said on stage at MoneyConf in Madrid.In an interview with VentureBeat last year, cofounder and CFO Tayenthal indicated that the company planned to enter verticals beyond checking accounts through partnering with complementary fintech startups.

And Number26 has followed through on that goal by teaming up with TransferWise to give customers in-app access to a cheap international money-transfer service.

We ve also built a highly scalable technology base using an extremely lean organizational structure.

This financing round brings together some of the world s leading investors, added Stalf.

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Sean Biro 2016-07-20
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DJI, the best-known drone maker in the world, builds a $1,300 drone that flies 45mph.

So when an 18-year-old promises to sell a drone that travels twice as fast for the same price, while packing in a bunch of computing smarts, it s a big claim.

George Matus is the teenage founder of Teal, a drone startup that s launching its first product today.

He says that a childhood obsession with drones and drone racing has pushed him to defer college, take startup money from billionaire investor Peter Thiel, and found his own company.

DON T MISS: iPhone 7 Pro shown in all four colors in new leaked photo

The drone goes on pre-order for $1,300 today, with delivery promised by the end of the year.

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Jose Hilton 2017-11-17
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Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.

Thiel joined the startup accelerator in 2015 as an advisor in its "part-time partner" program.

Last year, Y Combinator president Sam Altman defended the company's relationship to Thiel, saying "YC is not going to fire someone for supporting a major party nominee."

Peter Thiel, a powerful tech investor who was an early and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, is no longer working with the startup incubator Y Combinator.

Thiel, who is an influential but contentious figure in the tech community, started as a part-time advisor with Y Combinator in 2015.

His departure was announced without much to-do through an updated blog post on the Y Combinator website that said simply: "Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator."

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Gary Wynn 2017-03-08
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Get ready for a fragmented net... and RAGNAROK

Peter Thiel makes a perfect modern sinister panto villain.

Technological innovation halted at the end of the 1960s, he told the FT three years ago.

And last November he offered the most quoted one-liner accounting for why the media failed to predict the election of Donald Trump.

"I think one thing that should be distinguished here is the media is always taking Trump literally," he argued.

What's surprising about Thiel's latest observations – made in Houston this week – is how much this "self-styled libertarian Big Thinker" now sounds like Steve Bannon.

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Keith Maldonado 2017-08-08
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Peter Thiel, one of the only Silicon Valley supporters of President Trump, has reportedly begun distancing himself from the president, describing his administration as "incompetent" and one that may lead to a "disaster".

According to associates of Thiel who spoke anonymously to Buzzfeed News, the Paypal founder has developed increasingly pessimistic feelings about the president.

In fact, he has criticized Trump and his administration a number of times in private settings between spring of 2016 to as early as May - in cnontrast to his public backing of Trump.

These sources have had candid discussions with Thiel on different subjects, including his political views and backing of Trump.

In one such conversation from early this year, Thiel expressed his doubt on Trump's presidency saying "there is a 50% chance this whole thing ends in disaster".

He even questioned the "president's ability to be re-elected" in other conversations, describing the administration "incompetent."

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Dion Esparza 2017-09-20
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In a fairly epic new Vanity Fair profile, the magazine reports that Peter Thiel is the frontrunner to become the chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), a meta intelligence entity that functions independently from the nation’s spy agencies.

The makeup of the board has varied over the years; while some presidents stock it with intelligence experts from the private sector, others reward political allies as they might in other appointee positions.

Vanity Fair reports that while it sounded like Thiel’s potential role was off the table in August, now the PayPal co-founder is again in talks to take the top post.

The Trump administration’s PIAB site is not functional at this time, but the Obama administration offers its archived description of the board’s role:

The Intelligence Oversight Board oversees the Intelligence Community’s compliance with the Constitution and all applicable laws, Executive Orders, and Presidential Directives.

It complements and supplements, rather than duplicates the oversight roles of the Director of National Intelligence, Department and Agency Inspectors General and General Counsels, and the Congressional Oversight Committees.

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Mark Maynard 2021-01-14
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Affirm shares jumped as much as 31% on Thursday in their second day of trading following a $1.2 billion IPO.
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John Applebaum 2016-07-21
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Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile banking startup that s setting out to create the bank account of the future, has finally received its banking license, giving the company full regulatory approval to operate across the European Union off its own steam.

The company has also announced that it s changing its name to N26.Founded out of Berlin, Germany in 2013 by Maximilian Tayenthal and Valentin Stalf, N26 offers mobile-first bank accounts, similar to BankMobile or Simple in the U.S., that can be opened within eight minutes of applying.

Originally only available in Germany and Austria, the service later expanded across the EU into six more markets and today counts more than 200,000 users.The company has only been able to operate so far due to its partnership with Germany-based financial services company Wirecard, which has its own banking license and is regulated in Germany.The new company structure runs roughly like this: the overarching N26 Group is comprised of Number26 GmbH and its fully-owned subsidiary N26 Bank GmbH, the latter of which is what gained the German banking license that enables the company to operate across the European Union.

From a branding perspective, the company will simply go under the name N26.

Now that N26 has its own banking license, issued by the the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin and the European Central Bank, the company has more freedom to operate off its own volition and improve the underlying structure and technology across the banking spectrum.

The license will enable us to bring additional innovative products to market, starting in the next few weeks, explained Markus Gunter, CEO of the new N26 Bank operation.

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Porter Johnson 2017-01-13
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The best books you ll read are typically recommended by people you like or admire.

Which is why we re partnering up with bookshelf.tips to do a monthly roundup of short book recommendations from the apex of the tech world.

Bookshelf.tips asked entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other visionaries share stories about books that changed their life or the way they do business – in less than 50 words, because we know you re busy people but hopefully not too busy to read these books .

To kick off this monthly roundup, we ve collected the favorite books of the CEOs of Y Combinator and Basecamp, but also co- founders of companies like Duolingo, Airbnb, and Betalist.com.

My favorite business book is Zero to One by Peter Thiel.

It was good to get the perspective from somebody who had built a very successful business.

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John Robidoux 2016-11-10
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Peter Thiel should rightly be admired for sometimes seeing what many others cannot.

He understood the power of online money transfers well before most traditional financial institutions.

He wrote Facebook a check when it was little more than an interesting startup from another Harvard dropout.

Most recently, he anticipated what few of his peers predicted could possibly come to fruition: a Trump presidency.

Of course, Thiel more than recognized that Trump s ascendancy was unstoppable.

He spoke out publicly on Trump s behalf, including in a keynote speech at the Republican National Conventional.

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William Carter 2016-10-16
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Last week, Gizmodo noted Peter Thiel s strange radio silence regarding the theatrical implosion of Donald Trump, whom the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member stumped for at the Republican National Convention.

According to the New York Times, however, Thiel is nowhere close to abandoning his candidate.

Citing a person close to the investor, the paper reported on Saturday that Thiel will give $1.25 million through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to Trump s campaign.

The new donation marks a shift in Thiel s method of supporting the Republican nominee; before yesterday, he had publicly endorsed but never actually bankrolled Trump s campaign.

In late August, a spokesperson for Thiel told the Wall Street Journal that he had no plans to donate any money to the campaign or a pro-Trump political action committee.

The new injection of cash also suggests Thiel regards Trump s growing number of sexual harassment scandals as little more than a distraction.

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Bill Brown 2017-11-17
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Venture capitalist and former PayPal executive Jack Selby finally confirmed he was the man behind "Tips for Jesus."

For years, Tips for Jesus has anonymously left tips of up to $5,000.

Selby is a member of the so-called "PayPal Mafia" and a hedge fund director.

The generous tipper behind Tips for Jesus has finally revealed his identity.

Starting in 2013, someone began leaving tips of more than $1,000 — and often up to $5,000.

The mysterious tipster would document his generous ways on an Instagram account, and sign the receipt "Tips for Jesus."

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Damion Gutierrez 2016-08-01
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Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire-turned-Trump delegate who successfully bankrupted Gawker Media, has long been obsessed with anti-aging technologies.

He believes people have been conned by the ideology of the inevitability of the death of every individual, and has funded startups dedicated to extending the human lifespan.

According to Jeff Bercovici of Inc. magazine, Thiel is so afraid of dying that he has begun exploring a novel, and fairly unsettling, technique: Harvesting, and injecting himself with, the blood of younger people.

In an unpublished interview with Bercovici last year, Thiel admitted that he was interested in adding young-to-old blood transfusions to his personal health regimen:

After briefly discussing the pros and cons of caloric restriction, human growth hormone and the diabetes drug metformin, Thiel said this:

I m looking into parabiosis stuff ... where they injected the young blood into older mice and they found that had a massive rejuvenating effect.

Ed Furnace 2016-11-10
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Citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, former Fortune.com editor Dan Primack reports that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel will join President-elect Donald Trump s transition team.

Earlier on Thursday, The Huffington Post reported that Thiel was being considered as a possible replacement for Chris Christie, who currently chairs the transition team, should the New Jersey governor step down.

According to Primack, however, sources close to Thiel say they d be surprised if he was interested in taking such a leading role.

One of Trump s most high-profile donors, Thiel told The New York Times on Wednesday that he is unlikely to have a formal role within the Trump administration but plans on advising the incoming President.

A page in the book of history has turned, and there is an opening to think about some of our problems from a new perspective, Thiel told the Times.

I ll try to help the president in any way I can.

Gary Johnson 2016-06-21
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Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile banking startup that s setting out to create the bank account of the future, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Horizons Ventures.

Battery Ventures, Robert Gentz, David Schneider, and Rubin Ritter also joined the round as new investors, while existing backers, including Peter Thiel s Valar Ventures, Earlybird Ventures, and Redalpine Ventures also participated.Founded out of Berlin, Germany in 2013 by Maximilian Tayenthal and Valentin Stalf, Number26 offers mobile-first bank accounts similar to BankMobile or Simple in the U.S.

With $40 million more in the coffers, Number26 will now push to grow in more markets and launch new finance products across savings, investments, and credit to create a true fintech platform, Stalf said on stage at MoneyConf in Madrid.In an interview with VentureBeat last year, cofounder and CFO Tayenthal indicated that the company planned to enter verticals beyond checking accounts through partnering with complementary fintech startups.

And Number26 has followed through on that goal by teaming up with TransferWise to give customers in-app access to a cheap international money-transfer service.

We ve also built a highly scalable technology base using an extremely lean organizational structure.

This financing round brings together some of the world s leading investors, added Stalf.

Jose Hilton 2017-11-17
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Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.

Thiel joined the startup accelerator in 2015 as an advisor in its "part-time partner" program.

Last year, Y Combinator president Sam Altman defended the company's relationship to Thiel, saying "YC is not going to fire someone for supporting a major party nominee."

Peter Thiel, a powerful tech investor who was an early and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, is no longer working with the startup incubator Y Combinator.

Thiel, who is an influential but contentious figure in the tech community, started as a part-time advisor with Y Combinator in 2015.

His departure was announced without much to-do through an updated blog post on the Y Combinator website that said simply: "Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator."

Keith Maldonado 2017-08-08
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Peter Thiel, one of the only Silicon Valley supporters of President Trump, has reportedly begun distancing himself from the president, describing his administration as "incompetent" and one that may lead to a "disaster".

According to associates of Thiel who spoke anonymously to Buzzfeed News, the Paypal founder has developed increasingly pessimistic feelings about the president.

In fact, he has criticized Trump and his administration a number of times in private settings between spring of 2016 to as early as May - in cnontrast to his public backing of Trump.

These sources have had candid discussions with Thiel on different subjects, including his political views and backing of Trump.

In one such conversation from early this year, Thiel expressed his doubt on Trump's presidency saying "there is a 50% chance this whole thing ends in disaster".

He even questioned the "president's ability to be re-elected" in other conversations, describing the administration "incompetent."

Mark Maynard 2021-01-14
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Affirm shares jumped as much as 31% on Thursday in their second day of trading following a $1.2 billion IPO.
Porter Johnson 2017-01-13
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The best books you ll read are typically recommended by people you like or admire.

Which is why we re partnering up with bookshelf.tips to do a monthly roundup of short book recommendations from the apex of the tech world.

Bookshelf.tips asked entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other visionaries share stories about books that changed their life or the way they do business – in less than 50 words, because we know you re busy people but hopefully not too busy to read these books .

To kick off this monthly roundup, we ve collected the favorite books of the CEOs of Y Combinator and Basecamp, but also co- founders of companies like Duolingo, Airbnb, and Betalist.com.

My favorite business book is Zero to One by Peter Thiel.

It was good to get the perspective from somebody who had built a very successful business.

William Carter 2016-10-16
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Last week, Gizmodo noted Peter Thiel s strange radio silence regarding the theatrical implosion of Donald Trump, whom the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member stumped for at the Republican National Convention.

According to the New York Times, however, Thiel is nowhere close to abandoning his candidate.

Citing a person close to the investor, the paper reported on Saturday that Thiel will give $1.25 million through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to Trump s campaign.

The new donation marks a shift in Thiel s method of supporting the Republican nominee; before yesterday, he had publicly endorsed but never actually bankrolled Trump s campaign.

In late August, a spokesperson for Thiel told the Wall Street Journal that he had no plans to donate any money to the campaign or a pro-Trump political action committee.

The new injection of cash also suggests Thiel regards Trump s growing number of sexual harassment scandals as little more than a distraction.

Adrian Bray 2017-12-27
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In return for his prime-time endorsement on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, as well as $1.25 million in contributions to Trump’s campaign through affiliated super PACs and direct contributions, Thiel was rewarded with a place of privilege when president-elect Trump met with tech leaders during the transition, and an important advisory role in the next administration.

Indeed, Thiel has become an almost toxic spokesman for the tech world, so much so that his close friends and business partners, like Zuckerberg and Hoffman, have felt obligated to defend their relationships publicly.

In his pursuit of limited government, he has given substantial financial support to seasteading, which encourages political experimentation through the development of floating communities in international waters, presumably outside the reach of governments.

He is unusually obsessed with his own death and sickness, a condition he traces back to the disturbing day when he was three and learned from his father that all things die, starting with the cow who gave his life for the family’s leather rug.

Thiel supports a range of potential life-extending innovations, including cryogenics, which involves keeping a body alive by cooling it; genetic research to fight diseases; and, most resonantly, a treatment based on cycling through blood transfusions from young people in the belief that the vigor therein can be transferred to the older recipient.

Those peers may privately worry that democracy isn’t the ideal way to choose our leaders, but Thiel will write straightforwardly in a 2009 essay for the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute that “the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women—two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians—have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.” For these reasons, Thiel names the 1920s as “the last decade in American history during which one could be genuinely optimistic about politics,” though presumably 2016 restored his faith in the electoral process.

Efrain Johnson 2017-09-21
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Might Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s most famous Trump supporter, take a top post in the administration?

The billionaire entrepreneur has been in talks to become chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, which independently monitors the nation’s intelligence agencies, according to a new story in Vanity Fair.

“I cannot overstate his impact on the transition,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the magazine.

Thiel’s influence has included recommending his former chief of staff, Michael Kratsios, as deputy chief technology officer.

Thiel has also reportedly weighed in on issues including antitrust policy, the drug-approval process and cybersecurity.

Bannon, who was interviewed in July (a month before he left the White House), added: “You will see in the near term that Peter will be taking on new responsibilities, like intelligence.”

Sean Biro 2016-07-20
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DJI, the best-known drone maker in the world, builds a $1,300 drone that flies 45mph.

So when an 18-year-old promises to sell a drone that travels twice as fast for the same price, while packing in a bunch of computing smarts, it s a big claim.

George Matus is the teenage founder of Teal, a drone startup that s launching its first product today.

He says that a childhood obsession with drones and drone racing has pushed him to defer college, take startup money from billionaire investor Peter Thiel, and found his own company.

DON T MISS: iPhone 7 Pro shown in all four colors in new leaked photo

The drone goes on pre-order for $1,300 today, with delivery promised by the end of the year.

Gary Wynn 2017-03-08
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Get ready for a fragmented net... and RAGNAROK

Peter Thiel makes a perfect modern sinister panto villain.

Technological innovation halted at the end of the 1960s, he told the FT three years ago.

And last November he offered the most quoted one-liner accounting for why the media failed to predict the election of Donald Trump.

"I think one thing that should be distinguished here is the media is always taking Trump literally," he argued.

What's surprising about Thiel's latest observations – made in Houston this week – is how much this "self-styled libertarian Big Thinker" now sounds like Steve Bannon.

Dion Esparza 2017-09-20
img

In a fairly epic new Vanity Fair profile, the magazine reports that Peter Thiel is the frontrunner to become the chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), a meta intelligence entity that functions independently from the nation’s spy agencies.

The makeup of the board has varied over the years; while some presidents stock it with intelligence experts from the private sector, others reward political allies as they might in other appointee positions.

Vanity Fair reports that while it sounded like Thiel’s potential role was off the table in August, now the PayPal co-founder is again in talks to take the top post.

The Trump administration’s PIAB site is not functional at this time, but the Obama administration offers its archived description of the board’s role:

The Intelligence Oversight Board oversees the Intelligence Community’s compliance with the Constitution and all applicable laws, Executive Orders, and Presidential Directives.

It complements and supplements, rather than duplicates the oversight roles of the Director of National Intelligence, Department and Agency Inspectors General and General Counsels, and the Congressional Oversight Committees.

John Applebaum 2016-07-21
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Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile banking startup that s setting out to create the bank account of the future, has finally received its banking license, giving the company full regulatory approval to operate across the European Union off its own steam.

The company has also announced that it s changing its name to N26.Founded out of Berlin, Germany in 2013 by Maximilian Tayenthal and Valentin Stalf, N26 offers mobile-first bank accounts, similar to BankMobile or Simple in the U.S., that can be opened within eight minutes of applying.

Originally only available in Germany and Austria, the service later expanded across the EU into six more markets and today counts more than 200,000 users.The company has only been able to operate so far due to its partnership with Germany-based financial services company Wirecard, which has its own banking license and is regulated in Germany.The new company structure runs roughly like this: the overarching N26 Group is comprised of Number26 GmbH and its fully-owned subsidiary N26 Bank GmbH, the latter of which is what gained the German banking license that enables the company to operate across the European Union.

From a branding perspective, the company will simply go under the name N26.

Now that N26 has its own banking license, issued by the the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin and the European Central Bank, the company has more freedom to operate off its own volition and improve the underlying structure and technology across the banking spectrum.

The license will enable us to bring additional innovative products to market, starting in the next few weeks, explained Markus Gunter, CEO of the new N26 Bank operation.

John Robidoux 2016-11-10
img

Peter Thiel should rightly be admired for sometimes seeing what many others cannot.

He understood the power of online money transfers well before most traditional financial institutions.

He wrote Facebook a check when it was little more than an interesting startup from another Harvard dropout.

Most recently, he anticipated what few of his peers predicted could possibly come to fruition: a Trump presidency.

Of course, Thiel more than recognized that Trump s ascendancy was unstoppable.

He spoke out publicly on Trump s behalf, including in a keynote speech at the Republican National Conventional.

Bill Brown 2017-11-17
img

Venture capitalist and former PayPal executive Jack Selby finally confirmed he was the man behind "Tips for Jesus."

For years, Tips for Jesus has anonymously left tips of up to $5,000.

Selby is a member of the so-called "PayPal Mafia" and a hedge fund director.

The generous tipper behind Tips for Jesus has finally revealed his identity.

Starting in 2013, someone began leaving tips of more than $1,000 — and often up to $5,000.

The mysterious tipster would document his generous ways on an Instagram account, and sign the receipt "Tips for Jesus."