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  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • The cash infusion comes as Oscar prepares to expand its operation beyond New York and New Jersey, where it currently operates. "It's openly known that we are going through the licensing process in California and Texas," company Chief Executive Mario Schlosser said in an interview. Oscar, which estimates it now has 40,000 members, added coverage in New Jersey this...

  • TEL AVIV/ FRANKFURT, March 12- Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit...

  • LoungeBuddy raises cash, benefits from airport delays Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24- LoungeBuddy, a business that allows travelers short-term access to airport lounges, said on Tuesday it had raised $3 million in venture capital, bringing the company's valuation to $18 million. Founders Fund, the venture firm founded by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, led the latest round in raising cash but will not take a board seat,...

  • Peter Thiel eying pot-related investment: Source Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel is considering a multimillion dollar stake in a private equity firm that's investing in the cannabis space, a source said.

  • Outspoken Peter Thiel silenced by angry protesters Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Protesters rallying against police violence storm a lecture with PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel at the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California December 10, 2014. More than 100 people marched peacefully for several hours before some began breaking windows, looting a cell phone store and spray painting graffiti.

    An appearance by venture capitalist Peter Thiel was cut short at UC Berkeley by demonstrators protesting police killings in Missouri and New York.

  • AvantCredit drafts behind LendingClub's big move Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    With LendingClub set to raise $800 million in an IPO next week, online lender AvantCredit reeled in a bunch of its own cash.

  • Thiel: 'I don't think we have' a tech bubble Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel speaks exclusively to CNBC's "Halftime Report" from Dublin about the U.S. elections, valuations and Tim Cook.

  • The LGBT rich are a fast-growing market Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Michael Kors (L) , Peter Thiel (C) and David Geffen (R).

    Wealth managers, pay attention. Gay and lesbian CEOs may still be few in number—but the ranks of gay and lesbian millionaires and billionaires are growing rapidly.

  • Thiel's take on Andreessen, Icahn and Captain Kirk Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk

    Peter Thiel says he and Marc Andreessen may not agree on terminology, but they have similar thoughts about Carl Icahn's activism.

  • Thiel: We're in a gov't bubble of 'massive size' Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    The bond market is the most distorted, Peter Thiel tells CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Peter Thiel Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 6:32 AM ET
    Peter Thiel CNBC Next 25

    Managing partner, Founders Fund; chairman, Clarium Capital; founder and chairman, Palantir; former co-founder and CEO, PayPal

  • 'Probably a lot of pot-smoking' at Twitter: Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter (L) and Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Venture capitalist Peter Thiel trashed Twitter in a CNBC interview Wednesday.

  • Thiel trashes Twitter, likes Google over Apple Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued and on CNBC Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Uber is 'ethically challenged': Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel says he "missed the boat" in investing in Uber, but he calls the start-up Silicon Valley's most "ethically challenged" company.

  • I would invest in Google over Apple: Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    There appears to be more upside for Google stock over the next decade than for Apple, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel tells CNBC.

  • Getting banks out of the forex business Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, founders of TransferWise

    When two friends living in Europe got fed up with money-transfer fees, they knew there had to be a better way, and PayPal's founder agreed.

  • SAC to start keeping closer watch over workers Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    SAC Capital Advisors signage outside the company's headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

    SAC Capital has hired a data miner that has done work for the CIA and the FBI to keep closer tabs on its own employees.