Palantir goes from CIA-funded start-up to big business

The idea for the company was formed in the years following the attacks of September 11 2001, which led Mr Thiel to think about how to use technology to help protect nations. The company was originally funded from In-Q-Tel, the Central Intelligence Agency’s not-for-profit venture capital arm, and was used by government agencies.

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