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Sebastian Kurz leaves politics to join tech investor Peter Thiel

By Joe Miller

30 Dec 2021 · 2 min read

Sebastian Kurz has pivoted from politics to tech by taking up a position at Peter Thiel’s California-based investment company after the former Austrian leader quit in October following allegations of corruption at the heart of his government.

The 35-year-old former chancellor will become a “global strategist” for the rightwing billionaire’s business, Thiel Capital, said one person familiar with the matter.

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