Peter Andreas Thiel is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded 8 companies, including: PayPal, Inc., Sportelligence, Inc. and Mithril Capital Management LLC and who has been at the head of 5 different companies. Currently, he holds the position of Chairman at Palantir Technologies, Inc. (which he founded in 2004), President of Thiel Capital Management LLC, Managing Partner at The Founders Fund Management LLC (which he founded in 2010) and Co- Founder at Mithril Capital Management LLC (since 2012). Mr. Thiel is also Manager at Lembas LLC and Manager for PT Ventures LLC and on the board of 7 other companies.
Mr. Thiel previously held the position of President of Valar Ventures Management LLC, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of PayPal, Inc. (he founded the company in 1998), President at Clarium Capital Management LLC (he founded the company in 2002) and Derivatives Trader at CS Financial Corp.
Mr. Thiel received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a graduate degree from Stanford Law School.