Joe Lonsdale is a founding partner at 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund. He serves on several boards including Addepar, OpenGov, Affinity, Illumio, Radius, Hyperloop-One and Wish.
Joe is a co-founder of Palantir, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its work in defense and finance. Most recently, he was a founding partner at Formation 8, the precursor fund to 8VC, which manages over 1.5 billion USD and is one of the top performing private funds. Before that, he founded Addepar, a leading wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov. Previously, Joe was an early executive at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital, which they grew into a large global macro hedge fund. He also worked with the financial arm of PayPal while he was at Stanford.
Joe received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 2003. He often lectures and writes on entrepreneurship and technology.