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Peter Thiel is Now Embroiled in Facebook's Data Scandal
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A London employee from Palantir Technologies, "a top Silicon Valley contractor to American spy agencies and the Pentagon" helped Cambridge Analytica harvest data from 50 million Facebook users in the summer of 2014, according to documents obtained by the New York Times. And it just so happens that Palantir was co-founded in 2003 by Peter Thiel, who also sits on
Klarman 2017 Letter: Softbank and Sequoia as Symptoms of the Bubble
– We have some highlights of the Baupost 2017 letter on ValueWalk Premium – since the site just launched we posted here although you really should get our newsletter and check out the other site – also many will ask – also please do not email our staff asking us for copies of the material we are unable to send and
Initial Coin Offerings > Venture Capital?
Article by RCM Alternatives We recently went over the basics of blockchain and Bitcoin in in our latest webinar, and one of the main topics surrounded the ICO, or initial coin offering, as creating a more equal and de-centralized playing field for people with ideas that want to turn them into companies. See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. So what exactly
Peter Thiel: Need to Rethink Tariffs in Light of Trade Deficit With China; SF Sucks, Bitcoin Rocks
PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel in a wide-ranging interview on President Trump’s trade tariffs, China’s economy, technology regulations and his outlook for bitcoin. [REITs] Check out our H2 hedge fund letters here. Peter Thiel: Need To Rethink Tariffs In Light Of Trade Deficit With China Peter Thiel On Leaving Silicon Valley For Los Angeles Billionaire investor Peter Thiel argues Silicon Valley
Four Questions These VCs Ask Before Every Tough Conversation
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No one likes difficult conversations at work, but everyone has them eventually–some people more often than others. For venture capitalists, tough conversations come with the territory; their jobs require them to tell founders they aren’t cutting it, that they’re getting removed from their companies, or that it’s time to close down their startups and halt their dreams. Here are a
Report: Peter Thiel Maybe Made a Killing By Betting Big on Volatility
It turns out Peter Thiel might have a little extra cash on hand to help him settle into his new home in Los Angeles. The billionaire PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor, who is ditching Silicon Valley for L.A., made a bet at the end of last year through Thiel Macro - which manages his fortune - "tied to the
Blue Apron Loses 15% of its Customers; Its IPO is Still a Disaster
Two of the most hyped public offerings last year in the tech space were Snap Inc. and Blue Apron (which is only tangentially a tech company, but it's on Nasdaq so we'll go with it) - and neither went very well. Snap quickly fell below its IPO price, while Blue Apron fell below the price of one of its meals.
HK Conglomerate Backs British Healthtech Startup
Healthtech fundraising may have been a little quiet this month, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some big ones going on in the background. According to their website, British healthtech AI startup Medopad has scored $28 million for the first close of its Series A round. It plans to raise $120 million over the next few months through equity
How Startups Can Improve Their Odds of Becoming a Unicorn
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In 2017, we showed that 57 startups were able to achieve unicorn status – a rare designation that is reserved only for privately-held startups valued at $1 billion or more. While this number may seem high, unicorns are still quite the rarity. In the U.S. alone, there are currently 19,550 venture-backed startups vying for those same massive valuations. At the
Video: Jess Lee Partner at Sequoia Capital Talks @Google
Jess Lee is a partner at Sequoia Capital. Previously, she held leadership positions at Google and Polyvore. While at Google, Jess was a product manager for Google Maps. Jess joined Polyvore as a product manager in 2008 after providing their co-founder with feedback on issues with the website. She was later named VP of Product, an honorary co-founder, and ultimately