Investor and Entrepreneur
Peter Thiel is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Thiel is best known for co-founding PayPal. He's also known for his work in financing start-ups and banking. Thiel was one of the first outside investors for Facebook, which has been a monster success.
After selling PayPal to eBay, Thiel co-founded a company called Palantir Technologies. This provided platforms for finance companies and intelligence, defense, and law enforcement to integrate, visualize, and analyze global information.
Thiel created the '20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship,' which focuses on creating future visionaries. He also created Breakout Labs, which allows for independent scientists, engineers, and inventors to test out radical ideas. Thiel is a technology enthusiast, and hopes to see big advancements within the next few years.