Monday, March 20, 2023

Germany linked to Silicon Valley Bank collapse


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Investigation would reveal run on deposits at Silicon Valley Bank originated from Germany. In essence, Germany caused the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

The collapse was initiated after Frankfurt Germany born venture capitalist, and political activist Peter Thiel advised startups to withdraw their money.

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund had no money with Silicon Valley Bank as of Thursday morning as the bank descended into chaos. Founders Fund withdrew millions from SVB before the collapse.

“The venture capital group had been engaging in a “capital call” — where it asked investment partners to send funds to invest in a company  — by transferring funds to its Silicon Valley Bank account. However, the funds didn’t immediately go through as expected.”

Peter Thiel and Germany are also linked to another failing bank. In 1993, Peter Thiel began working with Credit Suisse as a derivatives trader in currency options. He resigned in 1996 and moved to California.  (more...)

Germany linked to Silicon Valley Bank collapse

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