Michael Gibson

General Partner, 1517 Fund

Michael Gibson is a general partner at the 1517 Fund. He was vice president for grants at the Thiel Foundation and a principal at Thiel Capital. In his nearly five years working for Thiel Capital, Michael contributed research to its global macro hedge fund, assisted in teaching a course at Stanford Law School on sovereignty and technological change, and helped run the Thiel Fellowship. He serves on the board of the Seasteading Institute. Before his academic apostasy, he was working towards a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Oxford. He has written on innovation and technology for MIT’s Technology Review, the Atlantic, and Forbes.