Peter Thiel got married in Vienna last weekend: report

PayPal co-founder, venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel got hitched last weekend in Vienna, Austria.

Thiel married longtime boyfriend Matt Danzeisen, who now works as a portfolio manager at Thiel Capital, according to Axios.

The wedding apparently came as a complete surprise to Thiel’s guests. According to Axios, guests visited the Austrian capital expecting to celebrate Thiel’s 50th birthday.

Little is known about Danzeisen beyond his position. In May, he spoke at a conference in Japan about the state of financial technology after a slump in 2016.

“What might explain some of the slowdown is that winners are emerging as certain business models are becoming more clearly dominant,” said Danzeisen. “So, it is cyclical, but we’ll still see innovation.”

Thiel was one of the few Silicon Valley figures to support Donald Trump before the 2016 election, while Danzeisen was “much more moderate” in his support for Trump, according to a BuzzFeed report.

Since Trump’s inauguration in January, Thiel has kept a relatively low profile. In the past month, Thiel reportedly invested with fellow early Facebook investor Sean Parker in a stealth startup called 3T Biosciences, which intends to build technology to fight cancer cells.

Photo: Venture capitalist Peter Thiel in his offices at the Presidio in San Francisco on Sept. 30, 2014. (John Green/Bay Area News Group)




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  • RickSB

    Austria doesn’t have gay marriage, it has legal registered partnerships but not marriage for two people of the same sex, so whatever Peter Thiel did last weekend it wasn’t get married. I guess he got partnershipped.

  • Tesla_X

    Good for him.

    Nice to know his partner and him can hold different political views and still behave like adults, unlike the rest of the bay area.