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16 of the biggest leaders in Silicon Valley reveal the one thing they would tell their teenage selves

Here's how Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, and other leaders have responded to the question, "What would you tell your younger self?"
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and 12 more successful people reveal their favorite places to ‘think big’

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and 12 other successful entrepreneurs revealed their favorite places to "think big" on the podcast "Masters of Scale."
N26 cofounder and CEO Valentin Stalf.

A Peter Thiel-backed fintech that aims to be ‘a mixture of Venmo, Zelle, Mint and Chase’ is launching next year in the US

A so-called challenger bank, N26 doesn't operate brick-and-mortar branches because its customers "prefer to minimize interactions with their banks.
Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies, could take his company public at a $41 billion valuation.

Mysterious big data company Palantir is reportedly looking at an IPO — and could see a valuation of $41 billion

Palantir is in talks with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley to go public as soon as the second half of 2019, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
N26 CEO and cofounder Valentin Stalf.

An app-only bank backed by Peter Thiel is launching in the UK — and it’s targeting the US next

N26 plans to run a 'beta' testing phase before rolling out to its 50,000-strong UK waiting list in the coming weeks. The app-only bank was founded in Berlin, Germany, but currently operates in 17 markets across Europe and has 1.5 million customers.

A new biotech company has raised $25 million to help unleash a ‘virgin market’ of psychedelic research

A new biotech company has raised $25 million to finance research on the effects of psychedelics like magic mushrooms on depression. Called Atai Life Sciences, the company is a leading investor in a Peter Thiel-backed company called Compass Pathways.
Deposit Solutions CEO Dr. Tim Sievers.

A German fintech startup backed by Peter Thiel has raised $100 million

Hamburg-headquartered Deposit Solutions lets banks access capital from rival lenders in exchange for offering better interest rates to customers at the lender bank.
Holidaymakers drive past a road sign at St. Arnaud on the South Island of News Zealand.

New Zealand has banned the sale of homes to foreigners after too many people started treating the island like their doomsday hideout

New Zealand has banned foreigners for scooping up property on its islands, a response to skyrocketing house prices. Several ultra-wealthy US celebrities, including former TV host Matt Lauer and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel have already bought boltholes there.
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has bought property in New Zealand.

New Zealand has banned foreigners from buying homes in the country

The New Zealand government has passed a ban on foreigners buying existing homes in the country in a bid to tackle soaring house prices, rising homelessness and a housing market dominated by wealthy expats.

The world’s largest pet food manufacturer is backing a controversial startup pursuing lab-grown mouse meat

An animal-free pet food startup called Wild Earth recently scored $450,000 from Peter Thiel. The company's current products are made with koji, a type of fungus, but Wild Earth has plans to make pet food from cultured mouse meat. Other startups aren't pleased.