Peter Thiel to Discuss 2016 Election and Support for Donald Trump

Peter Thiel to Discuss 2016 Election and Support for Donald Trump

Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has rocked Silicon Valley with his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Thiel will discuss that political endorsement and the 2016 election at a National Press Club speakers newsmaker event on Monday, Oct. 31.

Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc., endorsed Trump at the Republican National Convention in July and pledged a $1.25 million campaign donation in support of the candidate.

Remarks begin at 11 a.m. in the Holeman Lounge, followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 12 p.m. The event is open to Press Club members and guests and to credentialed members of the press.

For questions, please email [email protected] or call (202) 662–7501.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLive, or on Facebook at ( and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance – type THIEL in the subject line and send to [email protected] before 9 a.m. on the day of event. Questions can also be sent during the live event via @QNPCLunch on Twitter.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at

Lindsay Underwood
[email protected]
(202) 662-7561

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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