Paul Gu

“"In order to reach this goal, we drew a graph of what we'd have to make per week on the site to reach ramen profitability. We taped the graph to our bathroom mirror and every morning we looked at it, and every night we saw it before we went to bed. And we got back to work."”


About Paul Gu

Paul had completed 3 years of credits at Yale University when he decided to pursue the Thiel Fellowship. He has a deep interest in questions of efficiency and in using market principles to make life better. Paul has previously worked for D.E. Shaw & Co., several social enterprises, and a few start-ups. He has always liked to take initiative on building things, whether it was making a simple website in high school to share advice with younger students, or writing himself a program to do research on investment ideas during his sophomore year at Yale.