Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

An American software and services company specializing in data analysis.

Palantir Technologies is an American software and services company specializing in data analysis that is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and was founded in 2004 by Alexander Karp, Garry Tan, Joseph Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings, Peter Thiel, and Stephen Cohen.

Products

Products made by Plantir Technologies are made to provide data solutions for public, private, and non-profit sectors such as: artificial intelligence & machine learning, automotive, case management, cyber, defense, financial compliance, GDPR, insider threat, insurance, intelligence, law enforcement, legal intelligence, manufacturing, mergers & acquisitions, pharmaceutical, sales & revenue, and skywise.

Foundry

Foundry is a product made by Plantir Technologies made to make data analysis accessible to people without technical data analysis skills by removing barriers between back-end and front-end systems for transforming data. The Foundry data transformation platform offers users data security, business ontology, analytical diversity, and openness & extensibility.

Gotham

Gotham is Plantir Technologies product for tagging, securing, fusing, and tracking data across structured and unstructured systems. Examples of data that can be made into single data sets using Gotham are log files, spreadsheets, tables, emails, documents, images, and videos.

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Plantir Technologies funding round, December 2015
879,800,000
December 24, 2015
Kortschak Investments, L.P.
Palantir Technologies Series D round
Series D round
90,000,000
June 25, 2010
Ben Ling
Palantir Technologies seed round
Seed round
September 1, 2005
In-Q-Tel
Palantir Technologies funding round, January 2011
January 1, 2011
137 Ventures
Palantir Technologies funding round, January 2013
January 1, 2013
137 Ventures
Palantir Technologies Series F round
Series F round
70,000,000
October 6, 2011
Palantir Technologies funding round, November 2009
35,000,000
November 17, 2009
Palantir Technologies Inc funding round, September 2011
September 2011
Palantir Technologies Inc funding round, April 2009
20,000,000
April 2009
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, July 2020
961,099,010
July 2020
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, July 2015
500,000,000
July 2015
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, December 2013
December 2013
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, September 2013
September 2013
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, November 2014
November 2014
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, May 2012
May 2012
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, December 2014
December 2014
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, June 2013
June 2013
Palantir Technologies Inc funding round, December 2009
1,200,000
December 2009
Palantir Technologies Inc funding round, May 2011
May 2011
Palantir Technologies Inc. funding round, November 2016
19,999,995
November 2016
Palantir Technologies Series G round Funding Round 2012
Series G round
56,000,000
October 1, 2012
137 Ventures
21 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alexander Karp

Co-Founder

Garry Tan

Co-Founder

Joe Lonsdale

Co-Founder

Nathan Gettings

Co-Founder

Peter Thiel

Co-Founder

Stephen Cohen

Co-Founder

Further reading

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Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Cade Metz, Erin Griffith and Kate Conger
August 26, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A tech start-up named for objects in "The Lord of the Rings" has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.
Kirsten Korosec
July 7, 2020
TechCrunch
As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the world, Palantir pitched its technology to bring big data to tracking efforts.
Erin Griffith
July 7, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley tech listing since Uber made its debut last year.
Sophia Kunthara
June 19, 2020
Crunchbase News
Reports surfaced earlier this month that the company was aiming to file confidentially to go public in the next couple of weeks.
Sophia Kunthara
May 26, 2020
Crunchbase News
If the company goes public soon, it would be a big move for the IPO market, which has been slow so far this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joseph Menn
November 22, 2019
U.S.
A group advocating ethical investing will ask backers of tech analytics company Palantir Technologies to push for changes to its business practices, a rare case of coordinated shareholder action against a privately held company.

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