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Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies is a Denver-based company founded in 2004 specializing in data analysis, started by Peter Thiel, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp.

Palantir Technologies is an American software and services company specializing in data analysis that is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. 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.


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 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 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.


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, Garry Tan, Joe Lonsdale, Nathan Gettings, Peter Thiel and Stephen Cohen.

Funding rounds



Alexander Karp


Garry Tan


Joe Lonsdale


Nathan Gettings


Peter Thiel


Stephen Cohen


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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.
Belle Lin
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.
Belle Lin
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.
Will Daniel
February 17, 2021
Business Insider
Palantir posted a surprise loss in their Q4 earnings, but Goldman analysts are bullish on the company, citing a path to "sustainable growth."
Isabelle Lee
February 16, 2021
Business Insider
The data software company attributed losses in the final quarter of 2020 to operating expenses, including stock-based compensation and payroll taxes.
Annie Jacobsen
January 20, 2021
The company's software can sift through enormous amounts of data, and those metrics can be used to make life-or-death decisions.
Avery Hartmans
December 24, 2020
Business Insider
Early employees of PayPal went on to create nearly a dozen major tech startups after leaving the company.
December 21, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Peptilogics announced today the closing of a $35.4 million Series B financing. The financing was led by Presight Capital, with participation...
Matthew Fox
December 2, 2020
Business Insider
"With very little change in the fundamental story, the risk/reward paradigm shifts decidedly negative for the shares," Morgan Stanley warned.
Avery Hartmans
November 23, 2020
Business Insider
The pandemic has shifted how many tech companies value in-office work, leading many Bay Area residents to migrate to more affordable cities.
Matthew Fox
November 17, 2020
Business Insider
Soros Fund Management also disclosed a stake in Palantir, but told CNN on Tuesday that it had already sold its stake in the big data company.
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.
Caitlin Hotchkiss
October 6, 2020
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The Associated Press
September 30, 2020
Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber.
Edward Helmore
September 25, 2020
the Guardian
Company's shares could start trading at $10 each when it goes public, bankers say
Cade Metz, Erin Griffith and Kate Conger
August 26, 2020
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
As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the world, Palantir pitched its technology to bring big data to tracking efforts.
Erin Griffith
July 7, 2020
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.


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