October 17, 2016
Peter Thiel’s $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is driving away partners from Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley accelerator where he is a part-time adviser. Founded in 2005, Y Combinator has incubated some of the biggest tech companies of the past decade, including Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe. It faced a barrage of criticism over the weekend for refusing to dissociate itself from Thiel, who took an advisory role with the organization in 2015….
Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/17/13307112/peter-thiel-trump-donation-project-include-ellen-pao-sam-altman