Thiel Foundation

We support science, technology, and long-term thinking about the future.

Our programs:

  • The Thiel Fellowship — a two-year program for young people who drop out of school to build new things.
  • Breakout Labs — a new funding and support mechanism for radical science companies.
  • Imitatio — furthering research and application of mimetic theory across the social sciences.

We also back people working on hard problems that won't otherwise get solved. Apply for a grant here.

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You can read about our team here.