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.
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.
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.
Social-networking giant's first big outside investor has sold off the bulk of his holdings.
The two Silicon Valley kings met on a stage in Aspen and managed to disagree on everything.
Famed tech investor Peter Thiel is now helping to launch a commercial "seastead" 12 miles off the California coast.
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel launches a San Francisco-based venture capital firm seeking to take the road less traveled -- in other words, no cloud, no social.
CNET chats with Peter Thiel, billionaire tech investor and philanthropist, on startups, the state of the tech economy, and what he's interested in now.
Prominent investor says don't be fooled by hardware and software advances: overall technological progress has stagnated in the last few decades.
Their book damning U.S. innovation isn't out yet, but we get a preview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.