User Profile


Joe Lonsdale

Los Altos Hills
Contributing Member

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.

Joe Lonsdale currently serves as CEO of Addepar, an emerging leader in private wealth management technology, and is a General Partner at Formation 8, which specializes in growth technology investing. 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 Chairman of the Board of He earned a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2003.

Joe's Role In CACS
Board of Directors
Founding Chairman