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With ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Office Space’ creator pokes holes in tech’s shiny exterior

HBO gave a sneak peek in its show’s namesake to see if people from the iconic tech hub can take a joke. Turns out they can.

By April 6, 2014

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Peter Thiel leads $6M funding round for TransferWise

The peer-to-peer online currency exchange, which seeks to use the Internet to make it easier to transfer funds among currencies, has transferred more than $195 million since its founding in 2011.

By May 13, 2013

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Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device.

By May 9, 2013

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Thiel's college dropout plan scrutinized by '60 Minutes'

Investor and entrepreneur tells the CBS news magazine that a college degree is unnecessary for financial success, but critics call his program an elitist ploy.

By May 20, 2012

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Tech billionaires chase their wildest dreams (pictures)

Given the wealth concentrated in Silicon Valley, it's no surprise that tech CEOs and founders put their money toward the seemingly impossible, on land, on sea, and in space.

8 Images By October 26, 2013

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Peter Thiel's Founders Fund reportedly raising $600 million fund

This would be Founders Fund fourth fund, coming amid during a brutal time for venture capital.

By November 8, 2011

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Peter Thiel could invest $150M in Airbnb -- WSJ

An early Facebook investor and a co-founder of PayPal, Thiel would join Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital in giving Airbnb a $2.5 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

By October 19, 2012

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Mobile payments startup Clinkle nabs $25M in early investments

The two-year-old company says it's created a shopping experience that won't include cash or credit cards. It won't say how it does it, yet, but Silicon Valley's top investors believe it.

By June 27, 2013

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Peter Thiel sells Facebook shares, pockets $400M

Social-networking giant's first big outside investor has sold off the bulk of his holdings.

By August 20, 2012

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Thiel tells Schmidt: 'Google is out of ideas'

The two Silicon Valley kings met on a stage in Aspen and managed to disagree on everything.

By July 16, 2012