Mr. Wolff was most recently managing director and portfolio manager at Thiel Macro LLC. He was previously founder and managing member of Grandmaster Capital LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund from January 2011 – June 2015. Prior to founding Grandmaster Capital, from August 2005 – December 2010 Mr. Wolff was a managing director at Clarium Capital Management, the predecessor fund to Thiel Macro LLC. Mr. Wolff graduated from Harvard University in 1997 with an AB in philosophy, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa. Mr. Wolff is also a chess grandmaster and played chess professionally from 1989 – 1997, and was twice US Chess Champion, in 1992 and 1995.
Peter manages the West Coast Prime Brokerage business for Goldman Sachs and has been a relationship manager for West Coast hedge funds since moving to the San Francisco office in 2004. He is responsible for sourcing new hedge fund business and providing connectivity for current hedge fund clients to the firm’s full suite of resources. Peter joined Goldman Sachs in London in 2000 and worked in both equity and derivative sales. He was named managing director in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a financial correspondent for Reuters news agency in London and Tokyo, covering global energy markets. Peter is a member of the Board of Directors of the charitable organization Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care. Peter earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from London Business School. He is a CFA charterholder.
Julia invests in early stage, hard science companies as a Partner at Breakout Ventures and as the Portfolio Director of Breakout Labs, a seed fund within Peter Thiel’s foundation. Earlier in her career, she was a life sciences investor with Kearny Venture Partners, a healthcare research analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, the head of business development and strategy at TriVascular and part of an institute at Stanford. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Julia is also a Kauffman Fellow.