Palantir, the big data analytics company known for its work for the US defense and national security establishment has finally IPO-ed after being founded 17 years ago. They just released their 3Q results the past week which caused a huge spike in interest around the company. In this article, I’ll be sharing with you all you need to know about Palantir.

Business Overview

Palantir, at its core, is a big data analytics company that started with mainly federal agencies for its customer base. As time passed, they expanded their customer base to serve state and local governments as well as private companies in the financial and healthcare industry. As such, the company has been pretty secretive about its operations and products.

Let’s hop onto the next part and look into the management that has been running Palantir for the past 17 years.

CEO & Management

Alex Karp joined as Palantir’s CEO in 2004, famous for being an unusual leader, even by Silicon Valley standards. He