Peter Thiel, president of Clarium, technology investor, and libertarian philanthropist, has renewed his financial support of The Seasteading Institute (TSI) for 2010. He has pledged to match every donation to TSI made before July 24th, 2010, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. In addition, he is giving TSI a $250,000 grant.
“I think seasteading is not just possible, or desirable, but necessary,” said Thiel in his keynote address to the second Seasteading Conference, held September 2009 in San Francisco, CA. “Seasteading is one of the few technological frontiers that has the promise to create a new space for human freedom.”
“Peter Thiel is one of the most rigorous and effective defenders of liberty. His vision and generosity challenge us all to think big in what we can do to expand the frontiers of freedom,” said TSI founder and executive director Patri Friedman. “Thanks to his support, we will stay on track to launch the first seastead in 2015 and to keep building our large, diverse community.”
About Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel is president of Clarium, a global macro hedge fund manager. A co-founder of PayPal and its first CEO, he is also a founder and partner of the Founders Fund, which helps launch new technology companies; the founding investor and board member of Facebook, which serves more than 350 million active users; and the head of The Thiel Foundation, which defends and promotes political, personal, and economic freedom.
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