Peter Thiel

Founder at The Thiel Foundation

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Founder at The Thiel Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Thiel Capital Management LLC
Crescendo Equity Partners Ltd.
Mithril Capital Management LLC

RelSci Relationships

7556

Primary Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

10/1967 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Age

52

Number of Awards

25

Estimated Net Worth

$2.7B

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Co-Founder at Palantir Technologies, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Mithril Capital Management LLC

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Managing Director at Mithril Capital Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Facebook, Inc.

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Director & Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, Inc.

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Director, Engineering at Palantir Technologies, Inc.

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Founder at The Parker Foundation

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General Partner at The Founders Fund Management LLC

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Founding President at Halcyon Molecular, Inc.

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Peter Thiel
Founder at The Thiel Foundation
Education
JD
Class of 1992

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

JD Law
Class of 1989

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
Member
Current

Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period. The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical.

Career History
Founder
2012 - Current
Co-Founder
2012 - Current

Mithril Capital Management focuses primarily on growth equity opportunities across the global technology sector. The firm seeks to invest in companies that have moved beyond the traditional venture-backed stage and prefer to remain private as they mature.

Co-Founder
2011 - Current

Breakout Labs is a bold re-envisioning of the way innovative science and technology is funded. We invite early-stage companies from around the world to apply for funding of specific milestones on a path to achieving radical advances and far-reaching impact. Our unique revolving fund model allows successful companies to help fund the next generation of innovation.

Boards & Committees
Chair, Investment Committee
2012 - Current

Mithril Capital Management focuses primarily on growth equity opportunities across the global technology sector. The firm seeks to invest in companies that have moved beyond the traditional venture-backed stage and prefer to remain private as they mature.

Director
Prior

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is the world's leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games, which include CityVille, Zynga Poker, Draw Something, Hidden Chronicles, FarmVille, CastleVille, Words With Friends, Empires & Allies, Scramble With Friends, Café World, The Pioneer Trail, Indiana Jones™ Adventure World and Mafia Wars. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

CHAMPIONS FREEDOM, OPPORTUNITY AND RESPONSIBILITY BY ADVANCING FREE-MARKET POLICY SOLUTIONS.

Member, Board of Overseers
Prior

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $500K
2008

The Seasteading Institute (TSI), founded by Wayne Gramlich and Patri Friedman on April 15, 2008, is an organization formed to facilitate the establishment of autonomous, mobile communities on seaborne platforms operating in international waters. The project picked up mainstream exposure in 2008 after having been brought to the attention of PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, who contributed $500,000 to fund the creation of The Seasteading Institute and has since spoken out on behalf of its viability The Seasteading Institute has received widespread media attention from sources such as CNN, Wired,Prospect, The Economist Business Insider, and BBC American journalist John Stossel wrote an article about seasteading in February 2011 and hosted Friedman on his show on the Fox Business Network. On July 31, 2011, Friedman stepped down from the role of executive director, and became chairman of the board. Friedman was replaced by Randolph Hencken. Concomitantly, the institute's directors of business strategy and legal strategy went on to start Blueseed, the first commercial seasteading venture. Between May 31 and June 2, 2012, The Seasteading Institute held its third annual conference. In the spring of 2013,the Institute launched The Floating City Project, which combines principles of both seasteading and startup cities, by seeking to locate a floating city within the territorial waters of an existing nation. Historically, The Seasteading Institute has looked to international waters for the freedom to establish new nations and spur competitive governance from the outside. However, they are now seeking a host nation because they posit a) It is less expensive to engineer a seastead for relatively calm, shallow waters compared with the open ocean outside of territorial waters; b) it will be easier for residents to travel to and from the seastead, as well as to acquire goods and services from existing supply chains; and c) a host nation will provide a place for a floating city within the existing international legal framework, with the associated protections and responsibilities. The Institute raised $27,082 from 291 funders in crowdfunding campaign and commissioned DeltaSync to design a floating city concept for The Floating City Project. In December 2013, the concept report was published. The Seasteading Institute has also been collecting data from potential residents through a survey.

Political Donations
$33.9K
2017

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate. The NRSC provides invaluable support and assistance to current and prospective Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, communications tools and messaging, research and strategy.

$5,400
2016

Sheriff at County of Pinal (Arizona)

$2,600
2013

Senator from Wyoming

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Xoom Corp. issued Common Stock

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The Founders Fund IV Principals Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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The Founders Fund IV LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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FLYR, Inc. operates as a data science company which predicts airfares. It forecasts changes in the price and availability of tickets for individual flights. The firm also offers alerts to consumers by email when the price for an airline ticket tracking may soon change. The company was founded by Alex Mans, Jean Tripier and Cyril Guiraud in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Drive Motors, Inc. builds ecommerce experiences for auto dealers. The firm's offers online checkout experience through which car buyers can order directly from the dealership website, day or night, including financing, leasing, trade-ins, vehicle upgrades, and pickup or same-day delivery. The company was founded by Aaron Krane in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Expanse, Inc. provides computer programming services. Its products include edge expanderand edge behavior. The firm offers threat hunt, IP address business mapping, mergers and acquisition diligence, strategic supplier and divestiture diligence services. The company was founded by Shaun Maguire, Joseph T. Meyerowitz, Tim Junio and Matt Kraning in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #638
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #73
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Most Powerful People
Rank #234
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Creative Works
Producer

Thank You for Smoking

Events
Speaker
Tiger 21 Headliner Series

The TIGER 21 Headliner Series is a premier speaking venue that attracts some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders.

Speaker
Switzerland
2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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