Data-mining company Palantir Technologies was named for the all-seeing stones featured in J R R Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy book The Lord of the Rings. Photo: ShutterstockData-mining company Palantir Technologies was named for the all-seeing stones featured in J R R Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy book The Lord of the Rings. Photo: Shutterstock
Data-mining company Palantir Technologies was named for the all-seeing stones featured in J R R Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy book The Lord of the Rings. Photo: Shutterstock

Billionaire Peter Thiel’s Palantir files for direct listing with tech IPOs surging

  • Like many tech companies that have headed to the public markets, Palantir has never been profitable
  • Founded in 2003, data-mining company Palantir counted the US Central Intelligence Agency among its first customers

Topic |   IPO
Data-mining company Palantir Technologies was named for the all-seeing stones featured in J R R Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy book The Lord of the Rings. Photo: ShutterstockData-mining company Palantir Technologies was named for the all-seeing stones featured in J R R Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy book The Lord of the Rings. Photo: Shutterstock
Data-mining company Palantir Technologies was named for the all-seeing stones featured in J R R Tolkien’s epic high-fantasy book The Lord of the Rings. Photo: Shutterstock
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