Blake Masters, In Brief:
Blake Masters is a technology and innovation keynote speaker, bestselling author, and President of the Thiel Foundation. His book on Peter Thiel’s “Computer Science 183: Startup” class, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, became a New York Times bestseller. In 2014, Forbes named him in their top 30 under 30. Currently, Masters works as Principal at Thiel Capital and President of The Thiel Foundation.
Why Blake Masters?
Everybody is in favor of innovation in the abstract, yet few people actually engage in the kind of sustained, original, and independent thinking that innovation requires. Using insights learned from working closely with Silicon Valley’s best entrepreneurs and investors, Blake helps companies work through the tough questions that can help orient them toward creating new value in the future instead of merely copying what’s worked in the past.
Full Keynote Speaker Bio:
Blake was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his detailed notes on Peter Thiel’s (co-founder of PayPal) class “Computer Science 183: Startup” became an internet sensation. Masters and Thiel have transformed those class notes into a New York Times bestseller: “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.”
Before writing Zero to One with Peter, Blake co-founded Judicata, a legal research technology startup, and worked at Box and Founders Fund.
He was named one of Forbes’ top 30 under 30 in 2014.
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He went to Stanford and Stanford Law School, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and baby boy.