Tag: Peter Thiel

  • Summersalt raises $6M for its direct-to-consumer line of eco-friendly swimsuits

    Founders Fund has led the $6 million Series A for Summersalt, an early-stage e-commerce startup embracing the next-gen consumer’s penchant for inclusivity and affordability. Headquartered in St. Louis, the 1-year old company sells swimsuits designed in-house with eco-friendly fabrics directly to consumers. Like other D2C brands, Summersalt cuts out the middlemen to give its customers […]

  • VCs say Silicon Valley isnt the gold mine it used to be

    In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before. High-profile entrepreneurs and investors, Peter Thiel, for example, have left. Rising […]

  • Inside Peter Thiel and Nick Dentons Multimillion-Dollar War

    Two surprise emails arrived in my inbox in the latter half of 2016. Each was from a character who played the opposing roles in one of the most unusual conspiracies of recent history, and one of the most unbelievable stories of our time. Not unlike the cowboys in your clich Silicon Valley or New York […]