Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Freedom is always under siege. Around the world, authoritarian regimes deprive millions of people of basic economic and social rights. Even
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Website:
http://thielfoundation.org

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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.

Current Team (3)

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Past Team (1)

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Investments (6)

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    SkyPhrase

    SkyPhrase uses natural language processing to make data such as web analytics and sports...

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    Positron Dynamics

    Positron dynamics develops positron beam technologies used in the testing of critical components...

    $350k  / Grant

    Apr 29, 2012 - Grant Round Details
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    Longevity Biotech

    Longevity Biotech develops a new class of therapeutics via artificial protein technology that...

    $350k  / Grant

    Apr 26, 2012 - Grant Round Details
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    3Scan

    3Scan offers automated microscopes and supporting software for the 3D analysis of cells and...

    $350k  / Grant

    Apr 23, 2012 - Grant Round Details
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    Inspirotec

    Inspirotec is a developer of a universal system for collecting and identifying airborne agents.

    $350k  / Grant

    Apr 23, 2012 - Grant Round Details
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    Immusoft

    Immusoft, a biotechnology company, commercializes technologies that program the human immune...

    $350k  / Grant

    Apr 21, 2012 - Grant Round Details

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Products (1)

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    Thiel Fellowship

    The Thiel Fellowship brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young...

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    San Francisco, CA

    USA

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