Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist best known for his early and very profitable investment in Facebook, tends to stay...
Feb 27 2014, 10:41pm CST
Source: Big Government
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reportedly had a private meeting with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Sun Valley, Idaho, at an exclusive technology conference. Politico reported that Paul had "private sit-downs" with libertarian investor Peter Thiel and Zuckerberg at the annual Allen & Co. gathering. Zuckerberg has spent millions trying to get Congress to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation that would include an increase in the number of high-tech visas that he and the high-tech ...
Full article at: Big Government
Jul 13 2014, 4:33pm CDT
What’s the relationship between the technological innovation of the past few decades and the widening inequality gap in...
Feb 21 2014, 1:31am CST
Source: Business Insider
Scientists and entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the way we think about food. We're seeing new ingredients, like insects, and new means of production, including 3D printers. Investors are taking notice. In 2013 VCs invested $146 million in the food and beverage industry, according to a report from CB Insights. We've put together a list of 10 food startups that aren't just creating sust ...
Full article at: Business Insider
Jul 10 2014, 9:49am CDT
Source: Spectator Magazine
The latest US census found that 43 per cent of the population in Santa Clara County, California, were members of a religious institution. This is slightly less than the American national average of 50 per cent, but you’d probably expect that because the area includes Silicon Valley, where geeks are busy designing our online, gadget-laden future. You might assume they would be pretty secular types.
You’d be wrong. As a measure of religious observance, that census is useless. Perhaps the g ...
Full article at: Spectator Magazine
Jul 2 2014, 10:00pm CDT
How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success?
If you said 20, or 22, or 25,...
Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST
Source: The Business Insider
Who does someone who's already incredibly successful call when they want to dream up new, successful ideas? Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has three go-to people he calls when he wants to be inspired: Tesla founder Elon Musk, former PayPal CTO Max Levchin, and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel. Levchin, Thiel, and Hoffman are all considered part of the "PayPal mafia," a group of successful people who were early employees or founde ...
Full article at: The Business Insider
Jun 30 2014, 4:03pm CDT
The year was 2004 and billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel decided to sow $500,000 into a small but growing startup....
Dec 20 2013, 3:31pm CST