Bloomberg Law
March 11, 2023, 12:52 AM

Thiel’s Founders Fund Withdrew Millions From Silicon Valley Bank

Lizette Chapman
Lizette Chapman
Bloomberg News

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund had no money with Silicon Valley Bank as of Thursday morning as the bank descended into chaos, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Founders Fund withdrew millions from SVB, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. It joined other venture funds that took dramatic steps to limit exposure to the now-failed financial institution. Founders Fund also advised its portfolio companies that there was no downside to moving their money away from SVB, even if the risk was low.

Peter Thiel
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Founders Fund acted in other ways to move its ...