Palantir Technologies is a Silicon Valley-based provider of data analytics software that was co-founded by investor Peter Thiel in 2005. Palantir is one of the biggest players in the field of big data analytics and data mining. The company offers its services to high profile clients in the financial, healthcare and intelligence industries, among them defence and law enforcement agencies of governments and militaries around the globe.
With secrecy being required in many of its activities, the company had mostly flown under the public’s radar until recently when it took on a more prominent role in the tracking of the coronavirus pandemic. With transformations ahead in the intelligence industry and given Palantir’s vast network of connections, the company’s growth story is likely to continue while being more observable to the public’s eyes.