Joseph Todd "Joe" Lonsdale V is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is a founding partner at 8VC, a technology investment firm. Most recently, Lonsdale was a founding partner at Formation 8, one of the top performing private funds and the precursor firm to 8VC. Together, the 8VC and Formation 8 funds manage over $3.3 billion. He was an early investor in many companies including Wish, Oculus, Illumio, Oscar Health, Blend, Joby Aviation, Guardant Health, Synthego, and RelateIQ. Lonsdale also co-founded and serves as chairman of Addepar, a wealth management technology company, and OpenGov, a technology platform that helps manage data intelligence and budget processes of governments. In 2004, Lonsdale co-founded Palantir Technologies, a company focused on analyzing, integrating, and visualizing data especially in defense and finance. Joe was the youngest-ever member of the Midas List when he debuted in 2016.
|Born:||Joseph Todd Lonsdale V, September 12, 1982, Fremont, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Stanford University (B.S.)|
|Occupation:||Partner at 8VC, Chairman of Addepar|
About Joe Lonsdale
Notable for co-founding both a Silicon Valley investment organization called Formation 8 Partners and a multi-billion-dollar financial and global defense analysis company called Palantir Technologies, Lonsdale also chaired a California company called ONEHOPE Wine and a finance and technology organization by the name of Addepar.
After earning a bachelor's degree in computer science from Stanford University, he worked for the PayPal and Clarium Capital companies.
He headed a non-profit government education organization called California Common Sense.
A native of Fremont, California, he competed in and won two junior chess championships during his time at Mission San Jose High School.
He and the pop singer Lady Gaga collaborated on the founding of a celebrity social network called Backplane.
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