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Dr. Alexander Caedmon Karp was born on October 2, 1967in Philadelphia. He is bilingual in English and German and speaks French. Alex Karp earned his Law Degree from Stanford University (where he and Peter Thiel became friends) and received his Ph.D. in Neoclassical Social Theory from the University of Frankfurt (he studied with Jurgen Habermas).

He founded Caedmon Group and was Co-founder of Palantir Technologies Inc. Palantir was founded in 2003. Today Palantir is making substantial impact on global counter-terrorism, medical advances and social progress using the rare mix of human perception and big data; at the highest levels.

Alex Karp is also listed as Director at RoboteX.

In print: Aggression in der Lebenswelt: Die Erweiterung des Parsonsschen Konzepts der Aggression durch die Beschreibung des Zusammenhangs von Jargon, Aggression und Kultur (Aggression in the living world : The extension of Parsons’s concept of aggression by the description of the link of jargon, aggression and Culture) in PDF. More about Talcott Parsons and further reading about Parsons. See other publication by Alexander C. Karp.

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Sampling of Alex Karp Interviews and Presentations:


This special section has updates on Palantir IPO news:

  • First published October 2016. Last updated 03/09/2018


Alex Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies, discusses his company going public and what investors and employees can expect.

Sample articles from 2015:

Billion Dollar Unicorns: Palantir’s Skyrocketing Valuation May Be Justified

And also of interest: Palantir Has Raised $880 Million At A $20 Billion Valuation

- This is is in no way an all inclusive review of articles online.

Sample articles from 2016:

Palantir Mulls IPO and Expects to Be Profitable Next Year

 Why Palantir CEO Karp has changed his mind about going public

Palantir, Big Data Leader, Considers IPO

Will Peter Thiel’s Palantir Technologies Be the Best IPO of 2017?

Why the Secretive Startup Palantir Is ‘Seriously’ Considering an IPO

Palantir considers IPO and predicts profit in 2017

Sampling Palantir IPO news from 2017 

Will Peter Thiel Push a Palantir IPO in 2017?

2017 IPO Prospects: Palantir Finally Mulling An IPO

Tech startups’ infatuation with alternative IPOs might not be a good thing

The Snap IPO Dossier: Inside the Biggest Tech Offering of 2017

31 tech companies that could go public in 2017

Palantir should be profitable this year, CEO Karp says in report

A Silicon Valley Giant Blocked Its Investors From Selling Their Shares, Lawsuit Claims

GSV Capital (GSVC) Expertly Positioned for an Exciting IPO Season

Palantir's IPO Plans Are Just As Secretive As The Company Itself

Can Peter Thiel pull a rabbit from his hat with Palantir?

Palantir's IPO Plans are Just as Secretive as the Company Itself

5 ways tech startups are avoiding IPOs

The tech IPO window is wide open, and Silicon Valley is rushing to cash in

Palantir Will Struggle to Hold On to $20 Billion Valuation, Study Says

2018 - 2019 HEADLINES HAVE MOVED ...

More: Palantir IPO news 

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