Palantir - Making Sense of Data

What is Palantir?

Palantir was named after a seeing stone referenced in the Lord of Rings with the genesis being the ability to see/visualise things in the future. While this provides the context to its beginnings, the business model of Palantir is somewhat similar in the sense that they are essentially a software company; a software company which allows companies around the world to make sense of their data (see through their data, analyse and visualise it)

How Was Palantir Founded?

Palantir was founded in 2003 by Peter Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp. Alex Karp is the CEO and co founder of Palantir. Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, is the first outside investor in Facebook and has co-founded Palantir Technologies.