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Max Levchin and Peter Thiel on the Venture Capital industry in 2011
Max Levchin, Founder, Slide; Co-founder, PayPal
Peter Thiel, President, Clarium Capital; Co-founder, PayPal; Managing Partner, The Founders Fund
Brad Stone, Senior Writer, BusinessWeek — Moderator
Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have long been ‘the masters of the universe,’ at least in Silicon Valley. They have turned the Valley into the heart of high-tech innovation and development and have the power to make or break some of the world’s largest companies. The 21st century has borne witness to the dot-com bubble, the private equity crash, yesteryear’s greentech capital wave, to today’s monetary flow into social networking, e-commerce and online game companies. What’s next? Paypal founders and renowned VCs Levchin and Thiel will discuss what they foresee as the best and brightest of 2011.