• Founders Fund Partner Talks Privacy, Facebook, and His Time at Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company

    18 days ago - By Fortune

    Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens found his way to venture capital from the public sector.
    After graduating from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, he began his career working in the office of then Congressman Rob Portman and then took a job in the U.S. intelligence community.
    "I was a senior in high school when 9/11 happened and wanted to go into foreign service," Stephens told Term Sheet. "While at my intelligence job, I saw a demo of Palantir, got really excited about it, and left to join the company in 2008."
    Palantir Technologies is billionaire Peter Thiel's...
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  • Peter Thiel's VC company is doubling down on a German insurance startup

    18 days ago - By Chron

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    Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures leads $30 million funding round for Berlin's Coya.
    The German startup is hoping to build a digital insurance platform pitched at millennials.
    The funding will support it getting licensed and it hopes to launch its product later this summer.
    LONDON - Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures has led a $30 million funding round into Germany insurance technology startup Coya.
    It's Valar's second investment in the company. Valar, Thiel's early-stage venture capital company, took part in a $10 million funding round for Coya last August...
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  • Unicorns on Scooters: Another E-Scooter Sharing Startup Is Eyeing the $1 Billion Club

    18 days ago - By Fortune

    Lime, the bike and scooter sharing company , is raising about $250 million in a funding round led by Google Ventures, according to a person familiar with the deal, who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public. The deal values Lime at about $1 billion, the person said. Bird, its main rival, is also raising money at a valuation of $1 billion , a strikingly rapid rise for the two leading scooter sharing companies. Neither company is even two years old.
    A representative for Lime declined to comment. The news was first reported by Axios.
    Lime and Bird are in a race to...
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  • Peter Thiel's VC company is doubling down on a German insurance startup

    Peter Thiel's VC company is doubling down on a German insurance startup

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures leads $30 million funding round for Berlin's Coya.
    The German startup is hoping to build a digital insurance platform pitched at millennials.
    The funding will support it getting licensed and it hopes to launch its product later this summer.
    LONDON - Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures has led a $30 million funding round into Germany insurance technology startup Coya.
    It's Valar's second investment in the company. Valar, Thiel's early-stage venture capital company, took part in a $10 million funding round for Coya last August. e.ventures, La Famiglia, and yabeo also...
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  • Peter Thiel's VC company is doubling down on a German insurance startup

    Peter Thiel's VC company is doubling down on a German insurance startup

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures leads $30 million funding round for Berlin's Coya.
    The German startup is hoping to build a digital insurance platform pitched at millennials.
    The funding will support it getting licensed and it hopes to launch its product later this summer.
    LONDON - Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures has led a $30 million funding round into Germany insurance technology startup Coya.
    It's Valar's second investment in the company. Valar, Thiel's early-stage venture capital company, took part in a $10 million funding round for Coya last August. e.ventures, La Famiglia, and yabeo also...
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