Rod in the Media

Selected media coverage of Rod D. Martin from around the world.

Being a part of this was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done or will ever do.  I will forever be grateful to my dear friend Peter Thiel for including me in the journey.  And this is one of the best stories I’ve ever read about that time and the impact it’s had. [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DESTIN FLORIDA — May 12, 2014:  Today, National Federation of Republican Assemblies President Sharron Angle, prominent Tea Party leader and 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate against Majority Leader Harry Reid, announced the formation of an NFRA National Advisory Board, composed of many of the nation’s most prominent conservatives and Republican leaders.  [...]

Inside Baseball

Here’s an interesting one for you. Former PayPal senior advisor, hedge fund manager and entrepreneur Rod Martin is making rounds in Nashville to raise money (about $3 million – $4 million for now) for a new venture that aims to expand human life expectancy to 150 years via the acceleration of drug development, bioengineering and [...]

ZEDE (Employment and Economic Development Areas) Conference “Model Cities, Specialization in Offshore Medical Services”. Lecture given by Mr. Rod Martin to the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Cortes (CCIC), November 15, 2013. Conferencia “ZEDE (Zonas de Empleo y Desarrollo Económico) Ciudades Modelo, Especialización en Servicio Médicos Offshore”. Conferencia brindada por el Sr. Rod Martin en la Camara [...]

Fox Business

Gil Amelio and Rod D. Martin interviewed by Dennis Kneale of MarketsNow on Fox Business, on the emerging biotechnology sector in Atlanta, Georgia. They discuss the advantages in Atlanta, exciting breakthroughs toward a cure for fatty liver disease happening now, and how the best in biotechnology is centering on Atlanta, right now.   Gil Amelio is [...]

Fox Business

Rod’s interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business. Dr. Martin spoke about the North Korean threats against the United States, and what that means for businesses in the target zones. *** Editor’s Note: This interview with Rod D. Martin was recorded on March 29, 2013 in Pensacola, Florida. It aired at 8:00 p.m. on Fox Business.

NFRA President Rod D. Martin’s interview with JD Miniear on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show, March 6, 2013.

Rod Martin en la UFM

by RDM Staff on 19 February 2013

Rod Martin, emprendedor y capitalista de riesgo, visitó la Universidad Francisco Marroquín el 28 de enero de 2012. Martin es fundador y presidente de The Vanguard Project, una plataforma de activismo que utiliza tecnología de punta; y fue consejero de Peter Thiel, fundador de PayPal, durante el inicio de esa empresa. Rod Martin vino acompañado [...]

Rod D. Martin, addressing the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Feb. 22, 2012 at the Georgian Club.  The topic:  ”Education, entrepreneurship, and how technology is transforming the world by transforming both.”   Rod D. Martin is a leading futurist, technology entrepreneur, author and activist from Destin, Florida. He was part of PayPal’s pre-IPO startup team, serving as special [...]


By Catherine Snow | In an era of growing intolerance to Christian beliefs and corporate skittishness to pressure from gay activists, the world’s largest global electronic payments service provider says its clients’ religious freedoms trump homosexual activists’ preferences. — a gay activist petition site — recently targeted PayPal, taking umbrage at the fact that nearly [...] Live

Rod’s interview with Kimberly Guilfoyle on Live. Dr. Martin analyzes the current field of Republican candidates for President and what he says might surprise you – there is hope for the GOP! Enjoy!   Rod D. Martinis a leading futurist, technology entrepreneur, author and activist from Destin, Florida. He was part of PayPal’s pre-IPO startup [...]

The Daily Caller

By Monty Warner | In 2006, Democrats rode a wave of discontent with the Iraq War and the Bush administration’s Katrina response to a resounding, power-shifting victory. Republicans were demoralized, disorganized and rudderless, and fundraising for many right-leaning causes plummeted. After four years of Democrat stimulus packages, “green jobs,” nutty cash-for-clunkers proposals, et al, Republicans [...]

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By Heyward Smith and Monty Warner | With the 2010 electoral successes of the GOP cemented in a sworn-in House majority, the outlook for conservative and pro-market causes seems bright. However one doesn’t have to look too far back in political history to temper that enthusiasm. Two short years ago, the media was writing conservatism’s [...]

USA Today

By Chuck Raasch | WASHINGTON — If you’re angry or frustrated at the government, you’re not alone. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press just reported that 21% of respondents to a March poll said they were mad at their own government. And 56% said they were frustrated. Pew called it the highest [...]