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The millions spent by the government on secretive Peter Thiel startup Palantir

Controversial Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel has secured his largest contract to date with the British government for his secretive data mining company Palantir, after building a team of hundreds in the capital.

The most valuable public deal

The Ministry of Defence has spent £26m on Palantir this year, marking the Silicon Valley company’s most valuable public deal with the British government to date.

It follows a doubling in staff numbers at the US company’s British office in Soho in the past two years to 434, according to the latest accounts filed at Companies House.

And it keeps going

Palantir is hiring former civil servants and members of the military including Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE, a former Gurkha, helicopter…


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