May7, 2015

“This Database Gathers the Resumes of 27,000 Intelligence Workers” on Motherboard

“Surveillance is usually a one-way street. As the NSA and its partners monitor internet traffic, read peoples’ emails, and analyse phone metadata, the public rarely gets an insight into the people who actually carry out this work. “

April6, 2015

“The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley” on The New York Times

“Therein lies a paradox. These events, held on university campuses in university buildings, are perpetuating one of the more controversial tenets of Silicon Valley: Attending college is no longer a necessity.”

April6, 2015

“Thiel Fellow Raises $25M For OYO Rooms, A Network of Branded Budget Hotels in India” on TechCrunch

“In the largest funding round to date for a Thiel Fellow project, Ritesh Agarwal has raised $25 million from Lightspeed, Sequoia and others to build a branded budget hotel network across India.”

March5, 2015

“This woman dropped out of Princeton at 19 to start a global nonprofit and it completely changed her outlook on education” on Business Insider

“When she was 19 years old, Eden Full dropped out of Princeton University to turn her high school science project into a global company.”

January5, 2015

“2015 30 Under 30: Manufacturing / Gary Kurek” on Forbes

“Kurek’s Kügar Systems develops manufacturing machinery that is easy to for non-engineers to install and repair.”

January5, 2015

“2015 30 Under 30: Energy / Thomas Sohmers” on Forbes

“Sohmers began doing military research at MIT when he was 13 years old, but soon found a passion for inventing high-performance, low-cost computing systems.”

January5, 2015

“2015 30 Under 30: Retail / Mark Daniel” on Forbes

“This Thiel Fellow and Babson College dropout recently launched an app that promised to make shopping ‘fun again.'”

January5, 2015

“2015 30 Under 30: Enterprise Technology / Ishaan Gulrajani” on Forbes

“Thiel Fellow Ishaan Gulrajani dropped out of MIT to start a company allows developers to record users’ phone screens in order to learn and improve their app. “

January5, 2015

“2015 30 Under 30: Consumer Technology / Dylan Field” on Forbes

“Thiel Fellow Dylan Field likes to stay out of the spotlight, putting his full focus on Figma. The photo editing company he launched has raised $3.8 million in funding.”

January5, 2015

“2015 30 Under 30: Consumer Technology / James Proud” on Forbes

“James Proud is trying to get into your bed. His connected device company, Hello Inc, is currently launching its first product—an orb placed next to your bed to track sleep quality. “