Peter Thiel

Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund to start his own fund

 Geoff Lewis has left Founders Fund, where he was partner, and is starting a venture fund of his own. This means he’ll no longer be working with Peter Thiel, directly anyway. Founders Fund will be one of his LPs. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, which said that he intends to raise more than $100 million for the new fund. We understand that the exact amount has not been… Read More

PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek leaving Founders Fund, reportedly for SpaceX-focused fund

 Founders Fund just lost one of its founders. Luke Nosek, known for starting PayPal with Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and Ken Howery, is off to start something new. Known as a member of the “PayPal Mafia,” Nosek has stayed in contact with Musk as a director of SpaceX, the space exploration company. As Axios first reported, he’s launching an investment firm called… Read More

No, Peter Thiel is not harvesting the blood of the young

 Stories of countesses bathing in virgin blood, or vampiric nobles sucking the juice out of the young, have captured our attention for centuries. But when stories started coming out that tech billionaire Peter Thiel was interested in transfusing teen blood into his own body, it sent Silicon Valley into a fever dream. Peter Thiel, the vampire! Thiel has been alleged to have a lot of crazy… Read More

No, Peter Thiel is not harvesting the blood of the young

 Stories of countesses bathing in virgin blood, or vampiric nobles sucking the juice out of the young, have captured our attention for centuries. But when stories started coming out that tech billionaire Peter Thiel was interested in transfusing teen blood into his own body, it sent Silicon Valley into a fever dream. Peter Thiel, the vampire! Thiel has been alleged to have a lot of crazy… Read More

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Is Working on a Defense Startup

And Peter Thiel's investment fund reportedly plans to support it.

Author Ryan Holiday will examine the legal battle between Gawker, Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

 Penguin’s business-focused imprint Portfolio plans to publish a book recounting the legal dispute between Gawker Media and wrestler Hulk Hogan (whose real name is Terry Bolea). The case, in which Hogan sued Gawker for publishing a sex tape involving him and the wife of his then-best friend, could often seem farcical — part of Hogan/Bolea’s testimony involved the difference… Read More

Trump’s Speech to Congress Was a Peter Thiel Fever Dream

Maybe the future—at least a populist, scant-on-details version—is finally rubbing off on the president. The post Trump's Speech to Congress Was a Peter Thiel Fever Dream appeared first on WIRED.

Thiel Downplays Trump’s Stance on Women and Tech to Defend His Support

At the National Press Club in Washington today, the Facebook board member said he wasn't Trump. But he still supports him. The post Thiel Downplays Trump's Stance on Women and Tech to Defend His Support appeared first on WIRED.

No, Facebook, ‘Diversity’ Doesn’t Explain Your Support of Thiel

"Diversity" is just the latest hollow excuse tech leaders are making to justify their support of Peter Thiel and Donald Trump. The post No, Facebook, ‘Diversity’ Doesn’t Explain Your Support of Thiel appeared first on WIRED.