Search for Peter Thiel and
    1. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2015

      Meet the company that wants to put a bitcoin miner in your toaster

      The Manhattan Project-type secrecy surrounding a company called 21 Inc — hitherto known as 21e6 — has been stupendous, even...

    2. April 21, 2015

      The US potential of pot: from legalising to monetising

      In the 19th century, American prospectors headed west to make their fortunes mining gold. Today, from California and...

    1. April 20, 2015

      US insurance start-up valued at $1.5bn

      Oscar, a New York start-up with ambitions to transform the US health insurance landscape, has attracted the backing of...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Peter Thiel changes course with funding of two Berlin start-ups

      PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has made a rare foray into continental Europe, leading funding rounds in two Berlin start-ups,...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. - The Internet doesn’t make you smarter; you only think it...

    4. February 24, 2015

      James Proud, Hello: Degree skipped, product shipped

      About a year ago, hype about the coming trend of wearable technology was reaching fever pitch. Rumours of Apple’s...

    5. February 18, 2015

      TaskRabbit plans for an odd-job revolution

      Leah Busque has set herself a task as difficult as any of the morning-after clean-ups, del­iveries to seventh-floor...

    6. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    7. January 4, 2015

      Investor rush to artificial intelligence is real deal

      Silicon Valley loves a new fad. To judge by the spate of fundraising by start-ups in recent weeks, it has found one in an...

    8. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      At a loss

      Bloomberg Businessweek already wrote the definitive profile of OnDeck Capital, the latest hot initial public offering for a...

    9. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - “Japan’s present predicament is a more extreme version of the choice faced by the UK in 2011…” -...

    10. MBA blog

      November 3, 2014

      A few of my favourite things

      View of the Boston Charles River at sunset When I conducted my business school research, I asked many alumni if they...

    11. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Silicon Valley joins quest to ‘cure’ ageing

      From earliest recorded history, a procession of emperors, alchemists and charlatans have searched in vain for the mythical...

    12. October 14, 2014

      Live longer – and thank economics

      In developed countries today life expectancy at birth is about 80 years. That figure has almost doubled over the past...

    13. October 14, 2014

      Throw in the towel and give up on failure

      Failure, long embraced by the doyens of the start-up community as a vital step in any entrepreneur’s career, may be slipping...

    14. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      Thiel on the race to zero

      Billionaire investor and well known libertarian Peter Thiel has been on the road promoting his new book Zero to One for...

    15. October 2, 2014

      Rocket Internet: It’s lonely out in space

      Venture capital should not go public, Peter Thiel (a US venture capitalist) declared this week. Maybe it is better to list...

    16. September 30, 2014

      Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

      Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a...

    17. September 30, 2014

      Timeline: The rise of PayPal

      As ecommerce site eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate company, here are some of the key events in the...

    18. September 30, 2014

      PayPal’s Thiel rounds on European tech entrepreneurs and regulators

      Europe is a “slacker with low expectations”, held back by the poor work ethic of its people and run by politicians that...

    19. September 20, 2014

      Secrets of Silicon Valley

      The silicon road Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, Virgin...

    20. September 14, 2014

      Tech chiefs in plea over privacy damage

      The US tech industry has failed to appreciate the mounting global concern over its record on online privacy and security and...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Scotland and the SNP: Fooling yourselves and deceiving others. - Their own imaginary Keynes. - The...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Koons’ work as the apotheosis of Walmart. - Goldman just says “vice president” to be polite. - A...

    23. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    24. May 13, 2014

      BitPay secures $30m in fundraising drive

      BitPay, whose software is used by Virgin Galactic to let people pay for space flights with Bitcoins, has become the world’s...

    25. April 14, 2014

      SilverRail extends train booking technology to Asia

      SilverRail is extending its train booking technology for European and North American train services to cover Asian operators...

    26. FT Tech Hub

      March 6, 2014

      Sean Parker leaves Founders Fund, not part of latest $1bn fund

      Hold the Sean Parker jokes about $1bn. It was Justin Timberlake, playing Mr Parker in The Social Network, who delivered the...

    27. FT Tech Hub

      March 3, 2014

      Kickstarter hits $1bn - so what did we get?

      Almost five years after launching, crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has received pledges worth $1bn. Half of the money has...

    28. January 27, 2014

      Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up

      Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up...

    29. January 23, 2014

      Stripe valued at $1.75bn after funding round

      Stripe, an online payments company founded and run by two Irish brothers in their mid-20s, said it had been valued at...

    30. January 22, 2014

      Davos lacks the Valley’s revolutionary ambitions

      Thousands of chief executives, politicians, leaders of non-governmental organisations and media folk are once again...

    31. December 20, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Peter Thiel

      Peter Thiel has only just sat down at a corner table in Palo Alto’s Evvia restaurant and he is already into a disquisition...

    32. August 13, 2013

      Technology: Vanity or visionary?

      Growing hamburgers in test tubes. Mining for precious metals on asteroids. Taking a supersonic, ground-level trip from Los...

    33. June 27, 2013

      Facebook backers make big early bet on college start-up

      A trio of Facebook’s earliest and most high-profile investors have reunited to invest another company born on a college...

    34. May 14, 2013

      Peter Thiel’s Valar chooses London for first European investment

      Valar Ventures, the fund founded by Facebook’s first outside investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has made its first...

    35. FT Tech Hub

      April 10, 2013

      Free money transfers for start-ups – a gimmick that’s hard to refuse?

      TransferWise, the money-moving service launched by former Skype director of strategy Taavet Hinrikus, is allowing start-ups...

    36. March 7, 2013

      Davos Man’s faith in globalisation is shaken

      A decade ago, I sometimes joked that “Davos Man” (as the global elite is sometimes dubbed) believed in a holy trinity of...

    37. January 11, 2013

      Unease at Facebook director’s share sale

      Facebook investor and board member Jim Breyer has sold a total of $208m worth of his personal shares in the social...

    38. Economists' Forum

      December 12, 2012

      Synthesising views on west's poor growth

      By Heleen Mees There is a fierce debate over the origins of the disappointing economic growth seen in advanced economies....

    Related Topics

    Search for Peter Thiel and

    RELATED VIDEOS

    Videos from FT.com that closely match this topic

    1. Paypal co-founder gloomy about future for European technology...
      Mon Sep 29 15:45:15 GMT 2014

      Paypal co-founder gloomy about future for European tech...