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Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale is an American entrepreneur and venture capital investor known for founding 8VC, Palantir, Addepar, and OpenGov.

Overview

Joe Lonsdale is an American entrepreneur and venture capital investor. He is the founder of 8VC, a technology investment firm, and co-founder Palantir Technologies, Addepar, and OpenGov. Lonsdale also contributed early investing to the e-commerce platform Wish.

Career

Lonsdale began his career as an intern at PayPal, where he met with future business partner Peter Thiel. Following graduation from Stanford, Lonsdale worked as an executive of Clarium Capital, a macro hedge fund operated by Thiel. Alongside Thiel, Alex Karp, Stephen Cohen, and Nathan Gettings, he co-founded and served as co-head of products at the data analytics company Palantir Technologies in 2004.

Lonsdale co-founded Addepar, a financial mangement and data analytics service for investment advisors, with Jason Mirra in 2009. He currently serves as executive chairman for Addepar.

Investing

Lonsdale has invested in a number of technology companies, both personally and through a number of venture capital firms, including Anduin Ventures, Formation 8, and 8VC. Notable companies invested in include Wish, Oculus, Quardant Health, Practice Fusion, Anduril, Asana, and The Boring Company.

Timeline

September 12, 1982
Joe Lonsdale was born in Fremont.

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lalorek
March 23, 2021
SiliconHills
Bob Metcalfe wanted to make Austin and Texas into a better Silicon Valley. "My work here is done," Metcalfe said. In the last decade, Metcalfe has made it his mission to ignite the startup and technology community in Austin and across Texas in what he often jokes are Austin's suburbs of San Antonio, Houston, and ...
Berber Jin
November 29, 2020
Business Insider
Keith Rabois decided to leave SF for Miami after realizing great companies can be founded anywhere. He hopes Miami will revive his contrarian flare.
Avery Hartmans
November 6, 2020
Business Insider
Palantir cofounder Joe Lonsdale already moved his family outside of the Bay Area, and now, he's moving his venture capital firm too.
Danny Crichton
July 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Business is the foundation, of, well, business. For startups, finding a working business model and honing it through decision-making, smart hires, and relentless focus on the right metrics can be the difference between building a scalable company and collapsing into the next Luckin Coffee. Given how important business performance and finance is, it's not uncommon [...]
Ingrid Lunden
September 26, 2019
TechCrunch
As LinkedIn announces the next stage of its own ambitions in the world of recruitment by bringing in more big data insights, another one of the startups indirectly chipping away at its position among knowledge workers by providing a way of hiring and building entire teams in remote locations is announcing another round of funding. [...]

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