Monday, July 16th, 2012. Aspen, CO, USA

7:00 PM

What is the future of Silicon Valley and the technology industry? Two of the Valley’s most successful thinkers and doers debate.

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Peter Thiel, Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist

Referee: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

Photograph by Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm Tech

ISSUE – Sep. 20| Peter Thiel-Backed Fund Hits the Jackpot With $12 Billion Tilray Stake

The massive surge in pot stock Tilray Inc. has delivered a multi billion dollar windfall for a little-known private equity fund backed by investor Peter ThielPrivateer Holdings Inc., a Seattle-based fund started seven years ago to focus on the marijuana business, holds 76 percent of Tilray, a stake now worth more than $12 billion after the stock soared more than 10-fold from its July public offering.

Thiel’s Founders Fund became the first institutional investor in the cannabis industry through Privateer Holdings’ $75 million Series B financing round in December 2014, according to the company’s website. [ Bloomberg ]

Checkout Peter Thiel’s Investment Activities. 

Checkout Founders Fund’s Deals, Exits and Fund Raised Data.

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