Vivint Gets $100M from Peter Thiel And Mitt Romney

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Apr 27, 2016

One of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and a former presidential candidate are backing Vivint with a $100 million investment. 

In this note, we look at the details of this new investment, and the high valuations for consumer-focused security companies.

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