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Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies is a Denver-based company specializing in data analysis, started by Peter Thiel, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp.

Palantir Technologies is a Denver, Colorado-based software and services company specializing in data analysis. Palantir, named after the palantíri "seeing-stones" from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, was founded in 2004 by Alexander Karp, Garry Tan, Joseph Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings, Peter Thiel, and Stephen Cohen.


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

Palantir's platforms include Foundry, Gotham, and Apollo.


Foundry is designed 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 is designed 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.


Apollo is the company's software that powers the aforementioned platforms. It is continuous delivery software that operates in the public cloud and allows for Foundry and Gotham to be updated with their latest features. The updates are automated and are designed to occur without any interruptions to the customers.


October 1, 2012
Palantir Technologies raises a $56,000,000 series G round from 137 Ventures and Sozo Ventures.
October 6, 2011
Palantir Technologies raises a $70,000,000 series F round.
June 25, 2010
Palantir Technologies raises a $90,000,000 series D round from Ben Ling, Founders Fund, Glynn Capital Management, Jeremy Stoppelman, Keith Rabois and Ulu Ventures.
Palantir Technologies was founded by Alex Karp, Joe Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings, Peter Thiel and Stephen Cohen.

Funding Rounds



Further Resources


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June 22, 2021
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Yogita Khatri
May 11, 2021
The Block
Data analytics firm Palantir now accepts bitcoin for payments. The company is also considering adding bitcoin to its balance sheet.
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April 14, 2021
Business Insider
The startup hopes to capture more Pentagon AI contracts, as well as win over healthcare and manufacturing clients, in a path similar to Palantir's.
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April 13, 2021
Business Insider
$42 billion Palantir has new capabilities for life sciences as its continues push beyond defense work and seeks to capture pandemic-related momentum.
Belle Lin
April 8, 2021
Business Insider
With a new contract finalized last week, Palantir will supply software for government's nuclear weapons branch as it seeks more deals under Biden.


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