Peter Thiel: 'You don't want to be the Harvard of North Dakota' [ Podcast] - Brooklyn


Nov. 18, 2014 9:29 am

Peter Thiel: ‘You don’t want to be the Harvard of North Dakota’ [ Podcast]

Our newest podcast episode is all about repeat entrepreneurs, failures, successful ventures and credit.

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Peter Thiel says what’s really going to define a technology ecosystem for a city is getting to a point where successful startups stick around and plant a flag.

That seems to be happening in Brooklyn.

Makerbot says it’s not going anywhere. Etsy signed a ten-year lease. Genius is moving into a bigger building in Gowanus and Kickstarter crossed the river from Manhattan to be here.

So, by Thiel’s standards, ours is a geography that has its defining corporate landmarks. Full speed ahead.

Thiel made his remarks on the latest episode of the Podcast. Thiel is the cofounder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, and an early investor behind Facebook and Airbnb. Thiel was in Philadelphia in late September talking about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. He spoke to’s Zack Seward afterwards.

Other notes from the show:

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