12:41
-11 C°
Traffic jam:   4
$
74.4275
88.9334
LONSDALE Joe
Person
LONSDALE Joe

LONSDALE
Joe

Position: Co-founder of Palantir Technologies

Organization: Palantir Technologies

Date of Birth: 12 September 1982

Age: 38 years old

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Profession: Co-founder

Content

Biography

Joseph Todd Lonsdale V is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is a founding partner at 8VC, a technology investment firm. Most recently, Lonsdale was a founding partner at Formation 8, the precursor firm to 8VC. Lonsdale also co-founded and serves as chairman of Addepar, a wealth management technology company, and OpenGov, a technology platform that helps manage data intelligence and budget processes of governments and several other companies include Affinity, Epirus and Esper. In 2004, Lonsdale co-founded Palantir Technologies, a company focused on analyzing, integrating, and visualizing data especially in defense and finance.

Early life and education

Lonsdale grew up in Fremont, California, and attended Mission San Jose High School. He was a two-time scholastic state chess champion. He was raised in his mother's Jewish faith (his father is of Irish Catholic descent).

Lonsdale graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a degree in computer science. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Stanford Review, the university’s conservative/libertarian newspaper. Lonsdale is a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Career

Early career

Lonsdale joined the financial arm of PayPal as an intern while a student at Stanford. After graduation he left to work in a variety of roles with PayPal co-founder, Peter Thiel. Lonsdale also served as an early executive from 2002-2009 at Clarium Capital, a macro hedge fund founded by Thiel. At Clarium's peak the fund grew to $8 billion in assets under management, but eventually shut down after a series of unprofitable investments and client redemptions resulting in its assets declining to between $300-400 million as of 2011.

Palantir Technologies

In 2004, Lonsdale co-founded Palantir Technologies with Thiel, Alex Karp, Stephen Cohen, and Nathan Gettings. Palantir’s software allows human analysts to explore data from many sources, specifically in the intelligence and financial services sectors. It had a corporate culture modeled in part on Google's. Lonsdale initially served as co-head of product at Palantir. After the core leadership and engineering teams were established, Lonsdale and Eric Poirier built Palantir Finance (Later known as Metropolis, and then replaced by Foundry) as a separate division within Palantir. They created a technology platform analogous in scope to the government platform but focused on time series data and financial ontologies.

The company was valued at $20 billion in 2015. It announced a move from Silicon Valley in California to Denver, Colorado in 2020.

Rating GlobalNY.biz

Takes place
general
№161
general
Takes place
area
№92
In rating
Business
area
Takes place
№4
In rating
Co-founder
profession

Mentions in the news

View all

Mentioned together

Co-founder of PayPal
1 place

Born in one day

Days left until next birthday: 186 Days.
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1 place
CEO of Cruise Automation
2 place

Discussion

Profile statistic

mentions
views
Companies rating
White House
14 Persons
United States Department of State
6 Persons
European Commission
5 Persons
United States House of Representatives
4 Persons
Cigna
3 Persons
Home Depot
3 Persons
Google (Alphabet Inc)
3 Persons
Microsoft
3 Persons
FedEx
3 Persons
Johnson & Johnson
3 Persons
GlobalNY.biz pays special attention to the activities of famous people: politicians, officials, businessmen, bankers, cultural and sports figures. Their opinion largely determines the development of political, social and economic life in New York. The section is constantly edited by our journalists for the relevance of information. Here you can find information about CEOs and presidents of top New York companies, officials and public figures who play a key role in the development of the region.
The goal of the project is to create a comfortable information space for all market actors, as well as to acquaint the readership with business people in New York.
We have created an impressive database of people in New York, which contains information about a career path, education and other important information about a person.
Thanks to automatic counting of the number of mentions of a person in the news sections " New York News ”and“ New York Press Releases ”on the portal the rating of popularity and influence of persons is formed. The GlobalNY.biz team monitors rating changes and rewards project participants for their success. In general, the rating of participants is based on an in-depth analysis of the activity of PR services of famous people, and also reflects the qualitative state of the information field formed by the media and press services around the organization.
Business People of New York is a project about people who, through their ideas, words and deeds, have a great influence on the development and prosperity of New York.
Alena Potapova

Development Director