Rod D. Martin

Entrepreneur. Futurist.
Philosopher Capitalist.

Meet Rod

Rod D. Martin, founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.  Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru”, Britain’s Guardian labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist”, Gawker called him “another of Peter Thiel’s brilliant nonconformists,” and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management introduced him as “America’s foremost [conservative] expert on online politics.”


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“Rod is one of our nation’s leading minds.  He possesses a more complete understanding of America than most executives have of their own businesses.  He’s smart, original, and very committed — a combination that one rarely finds.”

Peter Thiel

Founder of PayPal, 'America's leading public intellectual.' - Fortune

Rod is a mentor, a wise counselor, a brilliant strategist, a visionary, and a builder. He is one of a precious few souls the world could use far more of.

Dr. Harald Ott

Ott Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration, Harvard Medical School

Rod’s Analysis

Current Features

Rod Martin’s “The Week” – April 30, 2016

A Note From Rod   Dear Friends, I hope you’re having a great weekend. Sorry to miss you guys last week: very heavy travel schedule. But we’re back, as always. Hopefully you saw my “New York Update” after the primary there, as well as the... read more

SpaceX Makes History, Lands Falcon Rocket

by Rod D. Martin April 8, 2016 Today, Elon Musk and SpaceX achieved their extraordinary goal, landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a tiny drone ship in the Atlantic. The video is extraordinary. But what is even more extraordinary is the effect this has on the human future in... read more

Are Political Contributions Really Corrupt?

by Rod D. Martin February 17, 2016 Donald Trump has made a lot of hay with his line that “I can’t be bought,” a function of his self-funding of his campaign. It’s a good line, and his willingness to spend his own money in the pursuit of public service is certainly... read more

How the PayPal Mafia Redefined Success in Silicon Valley

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... read more