Y Combinator and Peter Thiel

Dan Primack finally weighed in :: http://fortune.com/2016/10/20/term-sheet-thursday-october-20/

And I agree with the pitch-forkers. Thiel has to go. Not from his own funds, of course, but from third-party organizations whose continuing embrace of Thiel is a de facto acceptance of his candidate’s racist proposals (banning immigrants based on their religion) and pathological misogyny. Thiel isn’t publicly endorsing those parts of Trump, but picking a president isn’t a trip to the salad bar. You get the whole meal. Thiel’s continuing presence at Facebook and YC is a cocky, counterproductive reminder to female and minority entrepreneurs that they are second-class citizens in the white boys club of Silicon Valley.

Another great read on the situation :: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/19/when-the-genius-men-of-silicon-valley-suddenly-dont-seem-so-smart/

Thanks to https://www.travelfish.org/ for pointing that one out to me.

I tend to agree with Ellen :: https://medium.com/projectinclude/peter-thiel-yc-and-hard-decisions-2b91bab83764#.azc7uq4rg

Updated with a link to the Sama post :: http://blog.samaltman.com/the-2016-election

Quite the twitter battle today.

I don’t claim to know a right or wrong but it is a good topic to discuss. I think Thiel has lost the plot and people are judged by the company they keep. That’s all I am saying.


3 thoughts on “Y Combinator and Peter Thiel

    1. Mr. KPI

      But it is not really firing. He is not a employee. He is a part time partner which to me is more of a relationship or partnership which can be severed in the name of not wanting to associate with someone funding, not just voting, but funding someone so vile and against YC principles.

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