By the Daily Post staff
Alex Karp, CEO of data analytics firm Palantir, told “Axios on HBO” that his company is “getting close” to deciding whether to leave Palo Alto and head to another state.
Karp blamed the “increasing intolerance and monoculture” of Silicon Valley. Protesters have targeted Palantir, whose offices are in several downtown Palo Alto locations, for selling technology to federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The demonstrators claimed Palantir’s customers violated human rights.
Karp admitted that some of his favorite employees resigned over the controversies.
“I had people protesting me. People protesting me, some of whom I think asked really legitimate questions,” said Karp in an interview that aired Monday night. “I’ve asked myself if I were younger, at college, would I be protesting me? And you know, it depends?”
Karp said he has worked from a barn in New Hampshire for the past 15 years.
“I’m used to being social distanced in the Valley. And now social distancing has become a way of life,” Karp said.
Karp said Palantir might go public within the year. Bloomberg reported in April that Palantir documents showed the company expected $1 billion in 2020 revenue.