I find this odd, since Thiel has engaged on a nearly decade long secret vendetta against Gawker, and that he is aggressively working on plans to harvest the blood of young people to extend his own life. (That is literally vampirism)
The vendetta, and the blood lust are OK, but the Donald is a bit too far for Silicon Valley.
They have a very weird set of priorities in the immediate vicinity of Palo Alto:
The divisions over Peter Thiel and his support for Donald Trump are deepening in Silicon Valley.Thiel has been "Morally Problematic" since his days at Stanford, when he got his start as a venture capitalist by gay bashing and outing fellow students and faculty.
Dismay over the billionaire venture capitalist’s stance on the Republican candidate has been showing up all across the technology landscape -- from a startup founder saying he regrets taking a Trump backer’s money to a prominent diversity group refusing to work with any company associated with Thiel. In one recent case, it also throttled the flow of cash into a fledgling VC fund.
Arlan Hamilton, managing partner at Backstage Capital, said she rejected a potential investor because the person refused to disavow and sever ties with Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc. She declined to name the investor, saying the person offered to put $500,000 in her Los Angeles-based technology seed fund.
The fact that he is finally getting shunned, after a lifetime of being a truly awful human being, (He's also belittled rape victims in the past) mitigates against to the conceit in Silicon Valley that they should be viewed as moral avatars.