Photo Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
Mr. Thiel's potential next steps in politics are being heavily scrutinized because the tech investor was one of the few businesspeople - and the only prominent one in technology - to publicly support Mr. Trump's presidential run.
More Silicon Valley innovators are hopping on the bandwagon, at least on Twitter, in the wake of a Trump presidency.
"We are all blessed to have the ability to make the world better, and we have the responsibility to do it. Let's go work even harder", he said.
Thiel has not ruled out formal involvement with the incoming administration, said a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Primack also reported that Lyft COO Rex Tibbens was also being considered for a position on Trump's transition team.
Governor Christie has been rocked by scandal, with two of his aides convicted on criminal charges over the Bridgegate scandal. A representative for Thiel could not be reached for comment.
Well before Trump was declared the victor of one of the most tumultuous, ugly elections in modern USA history, Sherpa Ventures managing director Shervin Pishevar sent a series of tweets advocating for California to secede rather than be ruled by a President Trump. That's what I'm good at. The New York businessman is known to value loyalty, and Thiel served as a vocal supporter in the final months of a divisive campaign.
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He said: "A page in the book of history has turned, and there is an opening to think about some of our problems from a new perspective".
Now that Donald Trump has met with President Obama and will start getting regular updates of top-secret information from the government, he's started picking people to help with his transition into Washington. Speaking to Tech Crunch, Autry noted that while the manufacturing sector might thrive under Trump, the tech industry will fare less so.
Silicon Valley and Seattle, home to the technology giants, have long leaned blue, but this sort of one-sidedness is unprecedented and speaks to the technology industry's rejection of Trump's attitudes toward minorities and women and concern around pressing issues like climate change (which he called a hoax) and immigration. Many of which will raise new questions on the role of technology in our lives.
In a survey by Intralinks Holdings Inc. before the election, 56 percent of global deal-making executives said a President Trump would be bad for M&A.
In fact, many big tech companies rolled out features to increase the voter turnout, but some in the Valley are none too happy with Tuesday's results.