Rod D. Martin



Philosopher Capitalist.

Meet Rod Martin

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”, and Gawker called him “another of Peter Thiel’s brilliant nonconformists.”

“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 Martin is an engaging, dynamic and knowledgable speaker that never fails to deliver.

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Current Features

And It Begins: Polygamy and Barbarism

And it begins. Days after Obergefell, a man, his wife and his girlfriend have applied for a polygamous marriage license in Montana. I know this may offend some, but please do realize that we’ve been here before. Getting rid of practices like polygamy was one of... read more

A $1 Billion Prize to Cure Alzheimer’s?

House Republicans, intent on repealing and replacing Obamacare, are going beyond the Administration’s focus on costs and control: like Mike Huckabee recently, they are focusing on curing the underlying diseases. A key part of their strategy is a page out... read more

Dr. Harald Ott Creates World’s First BIOLIMB

My friend Dr. Harald Ott, the exceedingly young head of Harvard’s Ott Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration, made waves when he began growing human organs in his lab. On June 3rd he was featured in an article at Daily Mail Online for something... read more

Hyperloop is Real

Two years after Elon Musk announced a new “fifth mode of transportation,” a lot has happened, however quietly. Some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs are putting significant time – and in some cases cash – into making it a... read more

IBD: Biotechnology Firms Get Business Backing, Join Forces

by Sonja Carberry Investor’s Business Daily March 24, 2015, 01:43 PM ET Medical leaps benefit from a business push. How the disciplines work hand in hand to bring breakthroughs to light: • Stay curious. “It is only by immersing yourself in a field in a... 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

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