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Dec. 17, 2020

Legal Ninja

Matthew Long, Palantir’s first lawyer, built a team to take the software company public

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Palantir Technologies Inc.
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Matthew A. Long and Palantir Technologies Inc. have come a long way since the company’s origins as a software company that received early funding from the Central Intelligence Agency.

The company, co-founded by PayPal Holdings Inc. co-founder Peter Thiel, sells “big data” platforms to government entities and private businesses and bypassed a traditional initial public offering to go public in a direct listing Sept. 20.

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