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Note: In particular for companies where 1. Thiel or Lonsdale is only an investor and not a founder/cofounder (columns AA-AV) and 2. the person is a lower-level employee and not an investor/executive/cofounder, one should not necessarily assume that there is a direct Review connection, especially Facebook, which is a fairly common place for Stanford students and alumni to intern or work at. Also, a network does not always mean direct recruitment through the network (though it certainly can), but it can mean, for example, setting a pattern of behavior that is passed on to successive generations.
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As of fall 2017:
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Positions listed on this sheet are the highest position reached at each institution
F-L: companies and venture firms founded or cofounded by Peter Thiel
N-Q: some of the institutions Peter Thiel has been affiliated with/donated to substantially/created
S-Y are companies and venture firms that Joe Lonsdale '03 has founded/cofounded (he also cofounded Palantir)
AA-AD are other heavily Review-affiliated institutions; AE-AV are institutions where multiple (usually highly prominent) Review alumni were involved (other PayPal Mafia members often involved as well)
Misc:
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NameGraduation YearPosition on ReviewEIC?Major of EICThiel Capital ManagementPayPal
Clarium Capital Management (inc Thiel Macro)
PalantirFounders Fund (FF)Valar VenturesMithril CapitalThe Independent InstituteOpenAI
Seasteading Institute
Thiel Foundation (inc Thiel Fellowship, Breakout Labs, Imitatio)
Addepar
Anduin Ventures
Formation 8 (F8)BackplaneOpenGov8VCShogunWorld Ahead Media (now under WorldNetDaily)YammerCaplinkedOpenDoorFacebookLinkedInLyftYelpSquareSlideSourcegraphGeniQadiumAffirmFlexportNodePrimeRadiusZenefitsOculus Rift
Room 9 Entertainment
TokboxEventbrite
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Peter Thiel1989Cofounder, EICYesPhilosophyFounder, head of firmCofounder, CEOFounder, PresidentCofounder, Chairman of BoardCofounder, PartnerCofounderCofounder, Chairman
Fellow; publisher for "The Diversity Myth"
DonorFounding DonorCreatorInvestorInvestor (through FF)Investor (through FF)Investor (through FF)
Investor (personal and through FF)
Helped Rabois develop concept
Investor through (personal+FF), Board Member
InvestorInvestor (through FF)InvestorInvestor
Investor (through FF), board member
InvestorInvestorInvestor (through FF)
Investor (personal+through FF)
Board Member, Investor (through FF)
Investor (through FF)Investor
Chairman of Review Board of Directors, 2002-2003.
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Norman Book1991
Cofounder, Managing Editor
Senior Systems ManagerCofounder
President of Review Board of Directors, 2002-2003. On the Review board currently
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David Wallace1991EICYesCommunication
Director: Customer Service, Tech Systems, Sys Auditor
President of Review Board of Directors, 2008-2012
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Keith Rabois1991Opinion Editor
Exec VP: Business Development, Public Affairs and Policy
Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceInvestor
Cofounder, investor (through Khosla Ventures)
Investor, VP of Business Development
InvestorInvestorCOOInvestorInvestorInvestorInvestor
COO at Square while Gideon Yu was on the board. President of Review Board of Directors, 2004-2007.
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Nathan Linn1993EICYesPolitical ScienceLegalVice President of FinanceChief Financial Officer
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Gideon Yu1993Business Manager
Senior Advisor, founding member
InvestorCFOInvestor
was on board of Square when Keith Rabois was hired as COO; not related to the Review, but: co-owners of the 49ers
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David Sacks1994EICYesEconomicsChief Operating OfficerInvestorpublisher for "The Diversity Myth"Investor, Board MemberCofounder, former CEOInvestorInvestorInvestorFounderCEOCEOInvestorInvestor
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Christopher Grey1994Executive OfficerCofounder, COO
Told Chris Yeh about Caplinked; they were dormmates at Stanford. As an undergrad, fundraised for the Review using the org "The Winds of Freedom"
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Chris Yeh1994News EditorInvestor
Told by Christopher Grey about Caplinked
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Adam Ross1995EICYes
Economics, Political Science
Independent Director (on Board)Investor (through Goldcrest Capital)
Investor (through Goldcrest), advisor
CEO of Goldcrest.
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Aman Verjee1996EICYesEconomics, Public PolicyVP- Financial Planning and AnalysisVP- Private Equity Ventures
Published books "Thank You, President Bush"; "Man of Destiny"
Investor (through 500 Startups)
Chairman of Review Board of Directors since 2004. Cofounder of American Thunder.
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Alec Rawlsgrad student: late 90s, 00sOpinions Editor
Published book "Crescent of Betrayal"; contributor to "Thank You, President Bush"
Treasurer of Review Board of Directors from 2004 through at least 2012; has at least been a member of the board since then
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Lucas Mast1996"The rest of the gang"Business Development Analyst
Peter Thiel funded Mast's NASCAR magazine, American Thunder
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Jeff Giesea1997EICYesPolitical Science, Sociology
Operations Manager, Assistant to Peter Thiel
Director
Organizer for Deploraball, which Thiel attended
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Ken Howery1998Managing EditorTeam MemberCofounder, CFOVP- Private EquityCofounder, PartnerDid guidance on Thiel's investment
At Stanford, roommates with Bruce Gibney. Advisor to Premal Shah's Kiva
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Eric Jackson1998EICYesEconomicsSenior Director, US MarketingCofounder, CEO, published book: "The PayPal Wars"Cofounder, CEO
As an undergrad, was a research assistant to Thiel and Sacks for The Diversity Myth. Secretary of Review Board of Directors from (at least) 1997-2002; Treasurer 2002-2003.
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Bruce Gibney1998EICYesEngineeringVery early investor
General Counsel and Managing Director
InvestorPartnerDid guidance on Thiel's investment
At Stanford, roommates with Ken Howery
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Premal Shah1998"The rest of the gang"Principal Product Manager
Founder of Kiva, where Ken Howery is an advisor
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Kevin Harrington
1995+grad student: late 90s
"The rest of the gang"Managing Director
Worked on Trump Transition Team at Commerce Dept. Also: in 1997, interviewed Kellyanne Conway for the Review
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Candice Jackson1998News Editor
Published book "Their Lives: The Women Targeted By the Clinton Machine"; contributor to "Thank You, President Bush"
Norman Book was her client in 2007 when she was in the private sector. She works in Trump's Department of Education now.
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Michael Toth2001EICYesHistoryBusiness Development
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Bob McGrew2002EICYesComputer ScienceEngineerDirectorEngineer/ResearcherAdvisor
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Michael New2002 (PHD)Staff WriterContributor to "Thank You, President Bush"
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Paul Martin1997-2000, 2003-2004Business ManagerSenior Product Manager
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Brian Worth2003Business ManagerSoftware EngineerSenior Software Engineer
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Joe Lonsdale2003EICYesComputer ScienceInternPrincipalCofounder, Co-Head of ProductBoard Member
Cofounder, Chairman, investor (through 8VC)
Founder, President
Cofounder, Partner
Cofounder, Investor (through F8)
Cofounder, Investor (through F8), Chairman
Cofounder, PartnerCofounder, ChairmanBoard Member, InvestorInvestor
Investor (through F8)
Investor (through F8)Investor (though F8)
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Pearl Woon-Tai2003Managing Editor
Head of New Business Development
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Stephen Cohen2005EICYesComputer ScienceInternCofounder, External VP and Director
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David Stat2005EICYesHuman BiologyBusiness Development
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Alex Moore2005Opinion Editor
Director of Operations (1st Employee)
Angel InvestorCofounderOperating PartnerCofounder
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Omkar Muralidharan2008Managing EditorIntern
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Tristan Abbey2008Editor-at-LargeAssociateSummer Associate
Worked on Trump Transition Team at Department of Energy, then DOE afterwards.
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Diane Raub2008EICYesInternational RelationsPublicity Assistant
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Navin Kadaba2008Business ManagerPersonal Assistant
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John Komkov2008Opinion Editor
Investor (through Lightspeed)
Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Daniel Slate2009EICYesPhilosophyVarious (engineering)
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Carl Kelm2009EICYesPolitical Science, HistoryProduct Marketing Manager
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Tayler Cox (now Lonsdale)2009Executive Editor
Deployment Strategist/Enterprise Lead
Married to Joe Lonsdale '03. Summer Grant Participant at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Advisor at Medal (investors include Founders Fund and 8VC)
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Kevin Richards2009Deputy EditorSoftware Engineer
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Matthew Sprague2010Opinion EditorForward Deployed EngineerDirector of Platform
Software Developer at Flexport (investors include Founders Fund, Lonsdale)
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Quinn Slack2011Opinion EditorEngineerCofounder
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Autumn Carter2011EICYesPolitical Science
Government Affairs and Content Marketing
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Alex Katz2012EICYesEconomicsEnterprise Lead
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Natalie Goodis2011Staff Writer
Internal Communications Associate
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Rubi Ancajas2012Managing Editor for LayoutOperations Specialist
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Christopher Seewald2012Staff PhotographerDeployment Strategist
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Reagan Thompson2012Staff WriterGlobal Policy
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Jason Lupatkin2013UnclearTrader
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Virginia Hogan2013Staff WriterData Science Intern
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Charlie Janac2013Staff WriterTechnical Program ManagerProduct Manager
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Pooja Shah2013Staff WriterBusiness Development
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Anthony Manero2014Staff WriterSoftware Development Intern
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Alex Atallah2014UnclearForward Deployed Engineer
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Reid Spitz2014No official positionInvestment TeamContent Writer
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Lisa Wallace2014EICYesSymbolic SystemsBusiness DevelopmentIntern
Head of Product Engagement
Review Board Member (2016-present)
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Anthony Ghosn2016EICYesSymbolic Systems
Lonsdale Chief of Staff
Lonsdale Chief of Staff
Cofounder/CEO
Lonsdale made Ghosn his chief of staff when Ghosn was a junior at Stanford
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Ryan Atallah2016UnclearSoftware Engineering Intern
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Andrew Han2016Business Manager
Special Projects to the CEO at Neighborly (investors include Formation 8)
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Devon Zeugel2016EICYesComputer ScienceInternEngineer
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Brandon Camhi2016EICYesEconomicsInternContent Marketing Manager
Vice President- Marketing
Review Board Member
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John Luttig2017EICYesComputer ScienceAssociateSummer Associate
Software Development Associate
Review Board Member
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Harry Elliot2018EICYes
Symbolic Systems, Economics
Marketing/Data Science Consultant
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Philip Clark2018EICYes
Management Science and Engineering
Summer Analyst
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Anna Mitchell2018EICYesComputer Science
Intern at Neighborly (investors include Formation 8)
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Antigone Xenopoulos2020Cycle EditorIntern
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Relationships to institution:31413236313222426373374841323222322322232322175
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Other notable: Fred Savage '97 (actor, The Wonder Years and The Grinder); Rainer Castillo '07 (Co-founder of Chubbies Shorts)
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People who were not Stanford Review members but who are part of the PayPal Mafia and are recurrent co-investors with Thiel and others: Reid Hoffman, Elon Musk, Max Levchin, Luke Nosek, Roelof Botha, Dave McClure
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EICs who appear to not be affiliated with the larger Review network through employment:
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Katherine Hemela1994EICYesPsychology, Biology
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Daryl Joseffer1992EICYesEconomics
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Drew Smith1992EICYesEconomics
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Lisa Koven (now Nitti)1995EICYesAmerican Studies
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Richard St. John1994EICYesPolitical Science
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Michael Meyer1996EICYesEconomics
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Bob Schmidt1995EICYesComputer Science
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Thorvin Anderson1997EICYesEconomics
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Matthew Stone1998EICYesIndustrial Engineering
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Peter Watts1999EICYesPolitical Science, Sociology
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Rohan Masilamani2000EICYes
Mathematical and Computational Science
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Johnny Openshaw2002EICYesBiology, PoliSci
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Brooke Brody-Waite (now Eisele)
2002EICYesPolitical Science
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Matthew Barrett2003EICYesPolitical Science
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Kimberly Torrence2003EICYes
Management Science and Engineering
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Scott Rasmussen2003EICYes
Economics, Mathematical and Computational Science
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Henry Towsner2003EICYes
Mathematical and Computational Science
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Gary Raichart2005EICYes
Mathematical and Computational Science, Management Science and Engineering
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Piotr Kosicki2005EICYesHistory
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