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About: Alex Karp

Dr. Alexander Caedmon Karp was born on October 2, 1967 in 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.

– Please note this is in no way a complete biography.

Sampling of Alex Karp Interviews and Presentations:

Technology Pioneer 2012 –

Evelyn Rusli speaks with Alex Karp

Introduction by Alexander Karp 

Charlie Rose Daily Highlights August 11, 2009 with Alexander Karp and Elon Musk

Introduction to GovCon ANZ 

Introducing the CPG Consortium

GovCon EU

Dr. Karp provides an introduction to Palantir

Views the CEO of Palantir Technologies

Welcome and Introduction to GovCon UK with Dr. Alex Karp

Speech at GovCon Rome


This special section has updates on Palantir IPO news:

  • First published October 2016


Alex Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies, discusses his company
going public and what investors and employees can expect. He talks with Rolfe
Winkler at the WSJ.D Live technology in Laguna Beach.


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

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


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


– UPDATED ON 08/21/2017

2017 IPO Prospects: Palantir Finally Mulling An IPO

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

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

2017 IPO Prospects: Palantir Finally Mulling an IPO


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