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    June.16.2014

    Thiel Fellow Ritik Malhotra’s Startup Streem Acquired by Box

    Box, a enterprise-focused cloud-storage company, has just acquired Streem, a startup that lets you store files online.

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    June.13.2014

    WSJ: Where Most Investors Fear to Tread, Breakout Labs Funds Early-Stage Advanced Tech

    Founded in late 2011, Breakout Labs has quietly backed 19 hard science startups to date. Seven Breakout Labs startups have gone on to raise additional seed and venture capital from institutional backers.

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    June.05.2014

    Peter Thiel Announces 2014 Class of Thiel Fellows

    The 2014 class of fellows’ projects span numerous fields including aerospace, computer science, education, game development, biotechnology, health I.T., neuroprosthetics, and civic technology

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    January.17.2014

    Thiel Interviews World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

    Topics covered include the role he believes chess can play in advancing young people’s critical thinking, social skills, and ability to achieve academically

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    December.02.2013

    Breakout Labs Announces First Successful Acquisition from the Program

    Breakout Labs, the Thiel Foundation’s newest program to support scientific innovation, announced today that its portfolio company SkyPhrase has been acquired by Yahoo!

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    November.26.2013

    Thiel’s Breakout Labs Backs Cell-Based Platforms As It Turns Two

    Breakout Labs celebrated its second anniversary this month by announcing the funding of CytoVale and another Bay area startup, Pareto Biotechnologies, which also concentrates on cell biology.

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    September.26.2013

    Thiel Fellows Named 5 out of Top 8 Teenage Startup Founders

    Congratulations to Diwank Singh Tomer, William LeGate, Andrew Brackin, Delian Asparouhov, and Ritesh Agarwal!

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    September.24.2013

    Q&A with Thiel Fellow Riley Ennis on Implanted Medical Devices

    Ennis believes the next logical extension of bracelets and watches which track our bodily analytics is a body-implanted device tracking every single change inside of us.

    September.14.2013

    UnCollege Announces its Inaugural Gap Year Fellows

    Click here to meet the first class!

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    August.21.2013

    Thiel Fellow’s ‘mouse killer’ kills it on Kickstarter

    A Thiel fellow’s “mouse killer” is tearing it up on Kickstarter, blowing past a $100,000 goal in just four days.

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    August.20.2013

    Thiel Fellow Launches A Topical Energy Spray For Absorbing Caffeine Through Your Skin

    Between Rockstars and Red Bulls, Thiel fellow Ben Yu and Deven Soni believe there is a $45 billion market up for grabs.

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    June.04.2013

    PandoDaily: There goes Peter Thiel again, corrupting the youth with opportunity

    Sarah Lacy reports from the Thiel Foundation’s Under 20 Summit in San Francisco on this unique “summer camp for smart, independent thinkers.”

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    May.09.2013

    This Year’s Thiel Fellows Include A Fashion Designer, A Poet, And A Harvard Dropout

    Fast Company’s Anya Kamenetz takes a look at the newly announced 2013 Thiel Fellows.

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    May.09.2013

    Peter Thiel Announces 2013 Class of 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows

    PETER THIEL ANNOUNCES 2013 CLASS OF “20 UNDER 20” THIEL FELLOWS Fellowship to Host Third “Under 20 Summit” for Young …

    April.17.2013

    Breakout Labs Funds Two Companies Creating Radically Distinct Interfaces Between Biology and Technology

    The Thiel Foundation announces first Breakout Labs awards of 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 17, 2013 - The Thiel Foundation announced today the first Breakout …

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    April.17.2013

    Thiel’s Breakout Labs Funds ‘Nanostraws’ And A Siri-Like Natural Language Processing Startup

    TechCrunch introduces the latest grantees to join Breakout Labs, including Stealth Biosciences and SkyPhrase.

    March.13.2013

    RENÉ GIRARD LECTURES

    In the inaugural René Girard Lecture (video), Timothy Snyder presents his latest research, placing the Holocaust in global perspective…

    March.05.2013

    Imitatio and the Thiel Foundation Announce the “René Girard Lectures” at Stanford and Paris

    SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 05, 2013 - Imitatio, a project of the Thiel Foundation, announced today that Timothy Snyder will speak at …

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    December.28.2012

    “Radical science finds savior in Thiel,” via SF Business Times

    The Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs funds high-risk but potentially disruptive science that would have a hard time attracting funding…

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    December.17.2012

    Peter Thiel Funds Effort To Tap Tornado Power To Generate Electricity

    Billionaire Silicon Valley tech investor Peter Thiel has funded a Canadian engineer…

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    December.17.2012

    Peter Thiel’s Latest Pet Project: Tornado-Powered Energy

    Breakout Labs has awarded an energy firm $300,000 to continue its research harnessing tornadoes for cheap, clean energy.

  • December.13.2012

    Power a City with Tornados? Latest Grants Announced by Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs Include an Unusual Twist

    Canadian company, AVEtec, plans proof-of-concept test to extract energy from a man-made, controlled tornado SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2012 - The …

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    December.12.2012

    Who Needs College? Young Entrepreneuer Bets On Bright Idea For Solar Energy

    NPR profiles 2010 Thiel Fellow Eden Full

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    October.22.2012

    Fellowship opens up 2013 application

    Program awards $100,000 grants to innovative, driven young people with creative ideas who want to make a difference for the …

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