Peter Thiel’s late-stage venture firm Mithril Capital Management has just hired two space industry experts to evaluate opportunities.
Today, the Thiel Foundation announced it would grant $350,000 to two of Breakout Labs’ teams: Skyphrase and Stealth Biosciences.
“This innovative idea for shaking up the financial services sector while helping startups in a practical way has caught the eye of many new businesses already,” said Branson.
Robotex, the private company creating robots that go where it might be too dangerous for humans, brought in $2.06 million in funding today.
Thinkful’s virtual tutoring platform provides personalized training for college students in practical skills like web development and design.
Why are there so many Pinterest clones and subscription-commerce sites? It’s all thanks to a decade of engineering that has made it cheaper to start a company than ever before.
Los Angeles is turning into a surprising hub for financial technology startups. We profile four of the area’s interesting “fintech” companies.
Psst. Word on the street is that famous serial investor Peter Thiel wants to pump $150 million into community-powered hotel alternative Airbnb.
Accounting software businesses Xero has launched a new Android app to make accounting more mobile and real-time than ever in our increasingly fast-paced business exchanges.
Editor’s Pick Cashing out as quickly as possible, Facebook’s first outside investor Peter Thiel sold a majority stake of his holdings for close to $400 million.
A.J. Steigman is the chief executive of Soletron, a social e-commerce platform. Peter Thiel is a legendary venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal. Both are internationally ranked “life master” chess players.
Online payment platform Stripe made major waves on the tech scene today by announcing $20 million in a second round of funding that includes a veritable celebrity roster of Silicon Valley investors.
Ten years ago today, eBay announced an acquisition that might rank as one of the most successful Silicon Valley purchases ever. In fact, it sits third on Ranker’s list of smartest tech acquisitions.
James Proud is only 20 and he’s already sold his first company. Proud is part of the 2011 class for the Peter Thiel Fellowship – the one that encourages college students to drop out for $100,000 and the shot at developing a business — and he just sold his company Giglocator in a six-figure deal.
They can’t buy a celebratory bottle of champagne, but they’re hoping to start a new business. Meet the new class of under 20 would-be college kids dropping out of college to work on their entrepreneurial dreams under the watchful eye of investor Peter Thiel.
Attention high school graduates with dreams of becoming a doctor: That’s a bad idea. Instead, become a plumber. You’ll make more money. If you think that sounds crazy, that’s because it is. But that’s precisely the message from noted investor and Libertarian Peter Thiel, who sees education as a liability rather than an asset.
Current Facebook employees aren’t the only ones making deals this week. Two former Facebook execs raised $50 million at a $400 million valuation for question-and-answer site Quora, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Stripe, an online-payment system company going after PayPal, is said to have raised $18 million at a $100 million valuation from Sequoia Capital and other investors, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns 28.2 percent of the company, according to Facebook’s just-released IPO S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Facebook’s initial public offering is one of the most hyped technology events of the year, and the company is expected to debut on the stock market in May. Its stock ticker symbol will be “FB.” The company has not yet named a starting price has yet been named, but Facebook said in the filing that it expects to raise at least $5 billion in the IPO.
CapLinked, the startup that wants to make it easy to invest in private companies, has just taken in a $500,000 round of from a new group of investors.
Being successful in business is about knowing what your competitors know and being able to act on it. If you could find out what kinds of work tools are helping your competitors stay lean and mean, it could be a real leg up. You can’t just call up a competitor and ask. But a new startup called BestVendor is creating a Yelp-like recommendations network around work apps to make that kind of tool discovery possible.
Blueseed, a new incubator to be based on a ship 12 miles off the California coast, will see its first round of funding led by big-name investor Peter Thiel.
“Don’t go to college.” Four words you probably never heard your mother or father say to you growing up. But that’s exactly what famed entrepreneur Peter Thiel is saying, and he’s upping the ante. “Don’t go to college, and I’ll give you $100,000.”
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has launched a new program called Breakout Labs that will fund early-stage science and technology research ideas, the entrepreneur said Tuesday during at speech at Stanford University.
Personal finance startup BillGuard has raised $10 million in second-round financing, and it’s using it to expand its service that helps protect accounts from fraudulent activity, the company said Tuesday.
Editor's Pick LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman might be one of the most successful entrepreneurs to emerge from the post-dot-com era, and today he shared some of the secrets to his success.
Early Facebook investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a problem with clean technology companies.
Erskine Bowles, recent co-chair of President Barack Obama’s commission on fiscal responsibility and reform, and former president of the University of North Carolina system, has joined social networking giant Facebook as a member of the board of directors.