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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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The millions spent by the government on secretive Peter Thiel startup Palantir

Controversial Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel has secured his largest contract to date with the British government for his secretive data mining company Palantir, after building a team of hundreds in the capital. The most valuable public deal The Ministry of Defence has spent £26m on Palantir this year, marking…

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