Managing Partner, 8VC | Co-founded Epirus with the 8VC Build program in 2018

Joe is a lifelong entrepreneur and investor. In 2003, he co-founded Palantir (NASDAQ: PLTR), a global software company known for its work in defense and other industries. After Palantir, he founded and remains as Chairman of both Addepar, which has over $3.5 trillion managed on its wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov, which provides software for over 3,000 municipalities and state agencies. More recently, he co-founded other mission-driven technology companies including Resilience Bio, Lonsdale Investment Technologies, Affinity, Anduin and Esper.

Joe was an early institutional investor in notable companies including Oculus (acq.FB), Guardant Health (NASDAQ: GH), Oscar (NYSE: OSCR), Illumio, Anduril, Wish (NASDAQ: WISH), Cityblock, Blend (NASDAQ: BLND), Flexport, Joby Aviation (NASDAQ: JOBY), Orca Bio, Yugabyte, Qualia, Synthego, JoyTunes, and many others. Joe has been on the Forbes 100 Midas List since 2016 and was the youngest member included in 2016 and 2017.  He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Tayler and daughters, and is involved in a variety of philanthropy and policy work, most notably as the founder and chairman of the Cicero Institute, and has a popular podcast called "American Optimist".