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Websitethielfoundation.org
CategoryFinance/Venture
Employees

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San Francisco, USA

People

Advisor
Thiel Fellow
Mentor, 20 Under 20 Fellowship
Mentor, 20 Under 20 Fellowship

Investments

SkyPhrase 3/2013
Positron Dynamics 4/2012
Longevity Biotech 4/2012
3Scan 4/2012
Inspirotec 4/2012
Immusoft 4/2012

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Thiel Foundation

Freedom is always under siege. Around the world, authoritarian regimes deprive millions of people of basic economic and social rights. Even elected governments can burden their citizens with labyrinthine bureaucracies and complex, unnecessary laws. And while some regimes are obviously worse than others, they all have apologists who obscure these conditions by twisting the relationship between freedom and human fulfillment.

The Thiel Foundation defends and promotes freedom in all its dimensions: political, personal, and economic. How do we do this?

  • By supporting innovative scientific research and new technologies that empower people to improve their lives.
  • By championing organizations and individuals who expose human rights abuses and authoritarianism in all its guises.
  • By encouraging the exploration of new ideas and new spaces where people can be less reliant on government and where freedom can flourish.

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Above: Thiel Foundation Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 10/14/13

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Thiel Fellowship

Websitethielfellowship.org

The Thiel Fellowship brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life.

Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education.

They are mentored by our network of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can’t be replicated in any classroom. Rather than just studying, you’re doing.

Thiel Foundation screenshot
Above: Thiel Fellowship Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 10/14/13

Sources

  1. Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs Funds “Nanostraws” And A Siri-Like Natural Language Processing Startup (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Positron Dynamics Receives $350K Grant (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. Longevity Biotech Receives $350K Grant (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. 3Scan Receives $350K Grant (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. Inspirotec Receives $350K Grant (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. Immusoft Receives up to $350K Grant (finsmes.com) [edit]
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