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Peter Thiel

Peter is Clarium Capital’s President and the Chairman of the firm’s investment committee, which oversees the firm’s research, investment, and trading strategies. He is also a managing partner at The Founders Fund.

Before starting Clarium, Peter served as Chairman and CEO of PayPal, an Internet company he co-founded in December 1998 and was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.

Prior to founding PayPal, Peter ran Thiel Capital Management, the predecessor to Clarium, which started with $1 million under management in 1996.

Peter began his financial career as a derivatives trader at CS Financial Products, after practicing securities law at Sullivan & Cromwell. In addition to managing Clarium, Peter is active in a variety of philanthropic and educational pursuits; he sits on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Research Institute and on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School.

Peter received a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Quora 4/2014Series C$80M5
SoFi 4/2014Series C$80M6
Artsy 4/2014Series B$18.5M6
Vicarious 3/2014Series B$40M17
OnDeck 3/2014Series E$77M8
Declara 9/2013Seed$5M3
Clinkle 6/2013Seed$25M19
PandoDaily 5/2013Seed$3M18
Judicata 5/2013Series A$5.8M2
OnDeck 5/2013Series D$17M3
Thinkful 2/2013Seed$1M4
LightSail Energy 2/2013Series D$5.5M4
Judicata 12/2012Venture Round$2M6
CapLinked 11/2012Series A$1.6M3
LightSail Energy 11/2012Series D$37.3M3
MetaMed 9/2012Angel$500k1
Asana 7/2012Series B$28M4
Stripe 7/2012Series B$20M7
Quora 5/2012Series B$50M4
Artify It 4/2012Angel$800k4
Legendary Entertainment 4/2012Private Equity$275M5
Xero 2/2012Venture Round$16.6M3
Lore 1/2012Series B$5M6
Everest 1/2012Angel$300k4
Artsy 11/2011Series A$6M5
Stripe 9/2011Seed$2M5
BestVendor 6/2011Seed$600k4
Ingenic 5/2011Grant$100k1
CapLinked 3/2011Angel$900k3
Topguest 11/2010Series A$2M6
Xero 10/2010Venture Round$3M1
YouAre.TV 8/2010Series A$1.15M6
Asana 4/2009Angel$1.2M13
AdRoll 9/2008Series A$4M9
Labmeeting 5/2008Seed$500k2
Zynga 1/2008Series A$10M11
Hooja 12/2007Seed$1.25M4
Clickable 11/2007Series A$3M4
OpTrip 9/2007Series A$500k2
Salesforce Buddy Media 9/2007Series A$1.5M5
Mogad 8/2007Series A$500k4
Big Think 6/2007Seed6
Redux 3/2007Seed$1.65M2
FlickIM 3/2007Series A$1.6M2
Rapleaf 6/2006Angel6 1/2006Series A15
Joyent 1/2005Seed2
Facebook 9/2004Angel$500k2
IronPort Systems 6/2002Series B$16.5M7
PayPal 1/1999Series A3



How Max Levchin met Peter Thiel on Stanford Campus

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  1. Quora Wants To Stay Independent, Raises $80M Series C From Tiger Global At ~$900M Valuation ( [edit]
  2. SoFi Closes On $80 Million To Expand Its Lending Business ( [edit]
  3. New York Startup Artsy Raises $18.5M to Become Pandora for Fine Art ( [edit]
  4. Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance Artificial Intelligence ( [edit]
  5. OnDeck Raises $77M From Tiger Global To Loan SMBs Working Capital ( [edit]
  6. Social-learning platform Declara has one heck of a founding story — and $5M ( [edit]
  7. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet ( [edit]
  8. PandoDaily Adds Redpoint, Brings Funding to $3M ( [edit]
  9. Judicata raises $5.8 million led by Khosla Ventures — Guest post from Keith Rabois ( [edit]
  10. On Deck Adds $17M From Google Ventures And Peter Thiel To Help Small Businesses Connect With Capital ( [edit]
  11. Backed By $1M From Peter Thiel & More, Thinkful Is On A Mission To Reinvent Career Training ( [edit]
  12. LightSail Gets $5.5M From Total, Thiel, Khosla, Gates for Compressed Air Energy Storage ( [edit]
  13. Judicata Raises $2M From Peter Thiel, Keith Rabois And Others To Give Lawyers Better Research And Analytics Tools ( [edit]
  14. Deal Management Startup CapLinked Raises $1.6M From FF Angel, 500 Startups, Others ( [edit]
  15. LightSail Energy Raises $37.3M in Series D Funding ( [edit]
  16. Peter Thiel-backed MetaMed thinks you should have your own on-demand medical research team ( [edit]
  17. Workplace Collaboration Tool Asana Raises $28M At A $280M Valuation ( [edit]
  18. Sexy Payments Startup Stripe Swipes $20M From General Catalyst, Sequoia, Thiel And More ( [edit]
  19. Quora Raises $50M At $400M From Peter Thiel, D’Angelo Puts In $20M Of His Own Money ( [edit]
  20. Artify It Raises $800K in Angel Funding ( [edit]
  21. Legendary Entertainment Raises $275M in Equity and Debt Financing ( [edit]
  22. Small business accounting service Xero raises $16.6M ( [edit]
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  25. Raises $6 Million Series A From Peter Thiel, Thrive Capital, Wendi Murdoch And Dasha Zhukova ( [edit]
  26. Sequoia-Backed Stripe Wants To Disrupt The Online Payments Space ( [edit]
  27. Peter Thiel, Lerer Ventures And Others Put $600K In BestVendor ( [edit]
  29. CapLinked Raises $900K From A-Listers To Crush AngelList* ( [edit]
  30. Topguest Checks In With $2M Series A, Peter Thiel As Advisor ( [edit]
  31. Peter Thiel Invests $3 Million In Xero To Support Its US Expansion ( [edit]
  32. Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backing Another Social Network For College Students, CollegeOnly ( [edit]
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  38. Clickable Raises Another $3 Million, Officially Adds Jonathan Miller to Board ( [edit]
  39. OpTrip, online travel company, raises $500,000 ( [edit]
  40. Acebucks Gets $1.5 Million For Virtual Facebook Currency ( [edit]
  41. Bookmarks Sharing Provider Mogad Secures $500K First Round ( [edit]
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  44. EDGAR [edit]
  45. Rapleaf Secures Venture Capital Funding ( [edit]
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  47. Joyent Raises Institutional Money: Why We Did It ( [edit]
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  49. IronPort press release ( [edit]
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