From the Xero Blog today:
Leading online accounting software provider Xero Limited [NZE:XRO] today announced that Peter Thiel, the San Francisco based investor and Silicon Valley authority, has agreed to invest NZ$4 million to support Xeroâ€™s expansion into the US market. He will also join Xeroâ€™s US Advisory Board.
This is a really good step forward for Xero and provides a great investment and partner to really have a great crack at the US market.
On a side note, earlier this year I Â read the PayPal wars book one of Peter’s earlier investments. While the stroy is a number of years old it was still an interesting read and always interesting to see the different tactics employed by companies when threatened by a competitor with deep pockets.