Palantir

In a newly released letter, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued words of warning to the SEC over Palantir’s efforts to take the company public, cautioning the regulatory body over…

AOC flagged ‘material risks’ to Palantir investors in letter to SEC
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11:00 am PDT • September 26, 2020

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In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy

Palantir is not a democracy, and it really, really, really wants you to know that. Palantir’s governance has been under an exacting lens from regulators the past few weeks as it prepares for a public direct listing on September 29th. In revision after revision of its S-1 filing to the SEC — now totaling eight…

7:56 am PDT • September 21, 2020
In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.

From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more…

Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range

After 17 years, Palantir is getting closer and closer to its public debut later this month. We’ve been covering different facets of the company’s direct listing process, including concerns about…

As it heads for IPO, Palantir hires a chief accountant and gets approval from NYSE to trade

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Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more

A look back at Extra Crunch’s top stories over the last few days.

5:55 pm PDT • September 11, 2020
Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more

A massive content recommendation merger falls apart, Microsoft reveals the release date and pricing for its flagship game console and Alexa enables phone calls for AT&T customers. This is your…

Daily Crunch: Taboola and Outbrain call off their merger

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Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders?

A few days ago I wrote down a few notes making a bullish case for Palantir, searching to find good news amidst the company’s huge historical deficits. Heading into the next phase of Palantir’s march to the public markets, I was very curious to see how the company would hone its S-1 filing to give…

7:24 am PDT • September 4, 2020
Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders?

When we leaked Palantir’s S-1 IPO filing a week and a half ago, one of the more bizarre components that came out of that document was the company’s corporate governance.…

In amended filing, Palantir admits it won’t have independent board governance for up to a year

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Frugal startups should pay attention to how JFrog’s IPO prices

In last week’s IPO wave, one company fell a bit by the wayside amongst filings from better-known companies like Asana and Palantir. JFrog, a company that TechCrunch reported helps allows developers and companies deliver application updates “in the background without disturbing the user experience” when it raised $165 million in 2018, is positioned for an…

8:53 am PDT • August 31, 2020
Frugal startups should pay attention to how JFrog’s IPO prices

The Palantir S-1 finally dropped yesterday after TechCrunch spilled a bunch of its guts last Friday. You can read the filing here, if you are so inclined. Today, however, instead…

The bullish case for Palantir’s direct listing

Palantir, the secretive data analytics startup founded by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, would challenge a government order seeking the company’s encryption keys, according to a leaked document. TechCrunch has obtained…

Leaked S-1 says Palantir would fight an order demanding its encryption keys

Palantir’s mysterious work and its founding origins with Trump ally and anti-press crusader Peter Thiel have inspired a number of controversies in recent years, none as divisive as its ongoing business…

Palantir’s S-1 alludes to controversial work with ICE as a risk factor for its business

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. You can…

Palantir and the great revenue mystery

We dive into Palantir’s finances, Apple fires back against Epic Games and Lambda School raises funding. This is your Daily Crunch for August 21, 2020. The big story: Palantir docs…

Daily Crunch: Palantir docs show $579M net loss

We are still walking through Palantir’s leaked S-1, which as of the time of this writing, hasn’t yet been filed and published by the SEC. This morning, we discussed some…

Leaked Palantir S-1 shows company has 125 customers after 17 years

This morning, we published exclusive, leaked details about Palantir’s much anticipated S-1 filing, including the company’s revenues, margins, operating loss and government/commercial contract breakdown. Leaked S-1 screenshots show Palantir losing…

Sources say Palantir will have a lockup period after its direct listing

Palantir filed an S-1 confidentially to the SEC in early July, but we have so far been waiting for the final document to be published for weeks now with nary…

Leaked S-1 screenshots show Palantir losing $579M in 2019

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Unicorn rodeo: 6 high-flying startups that are set to go public

This week Airbnb announced that it has privately filed to go public, putting the famous unicorn on a path to a quick IPO if it wants. The recent move matches reporting indicating that the home-sharing upstart could yet go public in 2020 despite the collapse of the travel industry. The Exchange explores startups, markets and…

7:35 am PDT • August 21, 2020
Unicorn rodeo: 6 high-flying startups that are set to go public

Between the IPO buzz and a raft of new federal contracts for COVID-19 work, it’s been a year of big moves for Palantir. Now, the company is making a more…

Palantir moves its HQ from Palo Alto to Denver as plans to go public percolate

What’s going on with the U.K.’s coronavirus contacts-tracing app? Reports in the national press today suggest a launch of the much-delayed software will happen this month but also that the…

UK reported to be ditching coronavirus contacts tracing in favor of ‘risk rating’ app

Today Jamf, a software company that helps other firms manage their Apple devices, raised its IPO price range. The company had previously targeted a $17 to $19 per-share range. A…

Jamf ups its IPO range, now targets a valuation of up to $2.7B

It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooperation…

Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

Yesterday evening Palantir, the quasi-secretive data mining and analysis firm, publicly announced that it has privately filed to go public. The disclosure came in the wake of Palantir raising new…

As Palantir preps IPO, a look back at its growth history

As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the world, Palantir pitched its technology to bring big data to tracking efforts.

Secretive data startup Palantir has confidentially filed for an IPO

Palantir, the sometimes controversial, but always secretive, big data and analytics provider that works with governments and other public and private organizations to power national security, health and a variety…

SEC filing indicates big data provider Palantir is raising $961M, $550M of it already secured

Earlier today we took a look at two companies that have filed to go public, nCino and GoHealth. The pair join Lemonade in a march toward the public markets. But…

IPOs that could happen soon, cannot happen soon enough

When Garrett Smith graduated from Stanford University to take a job with the drone startup Kespry, he’d not only wrapped up studying at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities,…

Linking combat veterans and Valley engineers, Reveal’s drone technology wins DoD contracts, VC cash

Contracts for a number of coronavirus data deals that the U.K. government inked in haste with U.S. tech giants, including Google and Palantir, plus a U.K.-based AI firm called Faculty,…

UK’s COVID-19 health data contracts with Google and Palantir finally emerge