Overview

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Investments
3 Investments in 3 Companies
Exits
1 Acquisition
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Categories:
Finance
Description:
Our programs support people who pioneer unexpected ways to solve problems that are often too radical for others to fund.
Website:
http://thielfoundation.org

Investor Details

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Founded:
2006
Type:
Family Investment Office that does Grant Investments

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.

Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
May, 2015$3.3M / Seed
Jan, 2015$100k / Grant
Apr, 2014€230k / Seed
Mar, 2013undisclosed amount / Grant
Apr, 2012$350k / Grant
Apr, 2012$350k / Grant
Apr, 2012$350k / Grant
Apr, 2012$350k / Grant
Apr, 2012$350k / Grant

Current Team (7)

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Products (1)

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  • Thiel Fellowship offers 100,000 U.S. dollars for students under the age of 20, so that they could drop out of school and pursue other work.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    San Francisco, CA

    USA

Past Team (1)

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Past Event Appearances (1)

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