It'd probably be a short-term endeavor anyway... A Thiel tangent: Peter Thiel’s Other Hobby is Nuclear Fusion (Bloomberg)
"Entrepreneurs working in emerging areas that the government has yet to fully regulate, such as the virtual currency bitcoin and drones, see the value in having a line to an administration that so far has had few ties in the tech world.The secretive brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders who are helping Trump - The Washington Post
But people who have turned Thiel down felt Trump’s campaign had been too divisive and that an association with Trump could have toxic repercussions in their social and business circles, several people said.
The reaction in Silicon Valley reflects a broader dilemma for the incoming administration: Many of the best and brightest are wary of contributing to the incoming government because they fear the ramifications of having ties to Trump. These concerns have played out in recent days among Republicans who are considering whether to serve."