Joe Lonsdale To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

We’re very excited to announce that we added Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir and Addepar, to our roster of Disrupt NY speakers. After a stint as an intern at PayPal, Lonsdale shook up Silicon Valley twice in a row with the aforementioned companies, and he now invests in and advises startups through Formation 8. Enough said.

Lonsdale is also the chairman of BackPlane, the social media platform co-founded by Troy Carter who will also be speaking at Disrupt NY. The man is a trusted figure in the Valley, and we’re looking forward to his insights on global finance security and how startups can maximize their impact in Asia.

Lonsdale joins our growing list of Disrupt NY speakers that currently includes Roelof Botha, Ron Conway, and David Lee, with many more to be added in the weeks leading up to Disrupt NY. Tickets are currently available, but the early bird discount ends today.

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114535v2-max-250x250Joe Lonsdale
Formation 8 Partner

Joe Lonsdale is a Partner at Formation 8, a fund which invests in top Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and connects them with Asian conglomerates in order to give innovation a global impact.

Before that, Joe co-founded Palantir Technologies, a multi-billion dollar software company which develops mission-critical analysis systems used by government and financial organizations around the world.

He is also the founder of Addepar, a leader in private wealth management technology. Previously, he worked with the financial arm of PayPal while still a student, and then joined as an early executive at Clarium Capital, and was a key player in growing Clarium into a $5-billion AUM global macro hedge fund.

On the side, Joe is Chairman of both ONEHOPE Inc, a charity-focused wine brand with partners such as the Mondavi family.

Joe has a variety of philanthropic pursuits, including the board of He earned a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2003.