In addition to Addepar, Joe is a partner at Formation 8, which specializes in growth-stage venture investing. In 2004, Joe co-founded Palantir Technologies — a software company in Palo Alto, California which develops mission-critical analysis systems used by government and financial organizations around the world. Palantir is now one of the fastest growing multi-billion dollar companies in Silicon Valley. He is also the Chairman of the Board for ONEHope Wine, a national wine brand partnered with the Mondavi family and a leader in cause marketing technology, the Chairman of Backplane, which he co-founded with Troy Carter, Matt Michelsen, and Lady Gaga, the Co-Chairman of Zanbato, a leader in global infrastructure fintech, and an advisor to other leading Silicon Valley technology companies. Previously, he worked with the financial arm of PayPal while at university and then joined as an early executive at Clarium Capital, and was a key player in growing Clarium into a $5-billion AUM world-class global macro hedge fund during his five year tenure. Joe has a variety of philanthropic pursuits including chairing the Board of CACS.org which works to make government more transparent and accountable. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2003.