Samuel F. Poirier is the first French Canadian to be named a Thiel Fellow. Samuel founded his first company when he was 14, where he would import minerals from several countries to Montreal. At 18, Poirier founded the first debit card for Bitcoin. He cofounded Retinad, is an analytics platform for virtual reality that helps VR companies understand how users are interacting with their platform. He now leads Seahub, which is an OTA helping consumers book cruises online.