FI  Thiel Foundation

     Office Locations:

One Letterman Drive
Bldg. C, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94129



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Thiel Foundation was established by Peter Thiel to promote the innovation and exploration of new frontiers in science and technology, including artificial intelligence, longevity science, cyberspace development, outer space exploration, and seasteading. The Foundation's mission is to promote freedom in all its forms. Thiel sponsors the Committee to Protect Journalists, The Seasteading Institute, and the Human Rights Foundation. Thiel funds the artificial intelligence research of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Thiel also aids work against violence through the Oslo Freedom Forum and through the research of philosopher Rene Girard, which is extended and promulgated by Imitatio. Thiel also promotes better health by funding the longevity research of Dr. Cynthia Kenyon and the SENS Research Foundation. Mr. Thiel created the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which nurtures the tech visionaries of tomorrow. And Thiel formed Breakout Labs to help independent scientists, engineers, and inventors advance their most radical ideas. The Thiel Fellowship gives $100,000 to young people who want to build new things instead of sitting in a classroom.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Blake Masters President
    Peter Thiel Founder and Chairman


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