Palantir Stock | Analytics/Big Data | Founded: 2004 | Funding to Date: $2.79B

Palantir Technologies is a data analytics software company founded by former Peter Thiel, along with Alex Karp (current CEO), Joe Lonsdale, and Stephen Cohen in 2004. Palantir develops data analytics software that addresses fraud prevention, counter-terrorism, and other intelligence tasks for businesses and central governments. The company has over 2200 employees spread across 21 offices worldwide. Palantir’s key products include Palantir Gotham – primarily designed for the governments and Palantir Foundry – focused on industrial and enterprise clients. The company has been making efforts to shift its revenue mix from government to enterprise clients as it prepares towards a public offering in 2019 / early 2020.

ENTERPRISE VALUE (based on primary fundings)

Key Investors
Founders Fund
Glynn Capital

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Management Team
  • Alexander Karp Ph.D - Co-Founder, CEO, & Board Member
  • Joe Lonsdale - Co-Founder
  • Andrea Maki - Head of Core Operations
  • James Weiss - Business Development Executive
  • Peter Thiel JD - Chairman & Co-Founder
Board Members
  • Peter Thiel JD - Founders Fund
  • Alexander Karp Ph.D - Palantir Technologies
  • Stephen Cohen - Palantir Technologies
  • Shyam Sankar - Palantir Technologies


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Founded in 2004 by former PayPal executive Peter Thiel, along with Alex Karp, Joe Lonsdale, and Stephen Cohen from Stanford University, Palantir develops data analytics software that addresses fraud prevention, counterterrorism, and other business intelligence tasks. Today, Palantir’s software works seamlessly by importing reams of structured data (such as spreadsheets) and unstructured data (such as images and social media posts) into one centralized database, where all of the information can be visualized and analyzed.


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