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Palantir could be heading for a huge IPO, but its CEO says it almost went out of business several times because he didn’t know how to pitch to i...

Palantir CEO Alex Karp talks about how in the company's early days, it constantly ran out of money because it didn't know how to talk to investors.
Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 12, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

The CEO of the secretive big-data startup Palantir, which is looking to IPO this year, says he finds out about a stopped terrorist attack once a week

Alex Karp, the CEO of Palantir, the big-data startup said to be looking at an IPO this year, spoke about its role in investigating terrorist attacks.
Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 12, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Palantir, the Peter Thiel-backed company that sold big data services to ICE and NYPD, has a CEO who is a ‘self-described socialist’

Palantir is known for sorting data for spy agencies and ICE, but its CEO portrays himself as a socialist rather than a cut-throat neoliberal, according to new report.
Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies, could take his company public at a $41 billion valuation.

Mysterious big data company Palantir is reportedly looking at an IPO — and could see a valuation of $41 billion

Palantir is in talks with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley to go public as soon as the second half of 2019, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
There are ten times more mentally ill people in prisons than in psychiatric hospitals in the US.

Dallas is saving $30 million by cutting down on the number of mentally ill people in prison

By cutting back on treatment costs and the likelihood that prisoners will return to jail, HarrisLogic has saved Dallas County $30 million over the course of four years. The company's analytics can predict who will return to prison within six months with a high degree of accuracy.
Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of drug discovery company Verge Genomics

Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that’s using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable

Verge Genomics is using technology to develop new treatments for diseases thought to be incurable such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.
Cursor CEO and Founder Adam Weinstein

Why this top LinkedIn employee quit to start his own data analytics company

Adam Weinstein left LinkedIn last year and two months ago launched Cursor, a data analytics startup that lets anyone inside a company search for data across departments, applications, and platforms.

Three students in Germany created a data mining startup without taking VC money for five years — now it’s worth $1 billion

Celonis, a data mining unicorn that uses artificial intelligence to help companies become more efficient, has seen staggering growth. The company says it has grown 5,000% over the last four years.
China is building a powerful digital surveillance state.

China is building a vast civilian surveillance network — here are 10 ways it could be feeding its creepy ‘social credit system’

The growth of China's surveillance technology comes as the state rolls out a 'social credit system' to monitor, rank, and punish citizens.

A security guy at JPMorgan spied on employees emails and phone calls using the secretive software tool Palantir

When JPMorgan brought in a big data tool to identify employees about to do wrong, it was a situation ripe for abuse, according to a scathing new report.