Jack Selby

Founder & Managing Partner, AZ-VC

John R. Selby (Jack) is a technology, finance and independent film entrepreneur. His primary role is as Managing Director at Peter Thiel’s family office, Thiel Capital, in Los Angeles, California. He is also Founder and Managing Partner at AZ-VC, the largest venture capital firm in Arizona.

As a “PayPal Mafia” member, Jack co-founded, along with Peter, Clarium Capital Management, a macro hedge fund after selling PayPal to eBay in October 2002. At PayPal, Jack joined as an original employee and later served as a Corporate Officer/Senior Vice President, overseeing the company’s international and corporate operations.

As an active technology investor and advisor, Jack is involved with notable companies such as SpaceX, Palantir, Affirm, Myeloid Therapeutics, Kisbee Therapeutics, Resonance Medicine, Paradox and many more.

As an independent producer, Jack’s film credits include Windfall, Silk Road, Freeheld, Bernie, Act of Valor as well documentaries Fastball, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, One the Line: The Richard Williams Story, and many more.

Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College and currently serves as a Charter Trustee as well as member of the Investment Committee for the college’s endowment. Jack is an Ambassador to the Navy SEALs Foundation, member of the Advisory Council to the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, member of the Board of Directors at the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA), member of the Board of Directors at the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), member of the Board of Directors at the Grand Teton Music Festival in addition to other non- profit pursuits.

Jack is a resident of Paradise Valley, AZ, Teton Village, WY and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.