Not long after Cloud9 got enrolled by Amazon’s AWS, another poster child for the 2010-founded-Amsterdam-startups-that-moved-to-Silicon-Valley took an offer from a tech behemoth. Silk, a Dutch visualisation startup founded by Salar al Khafaji and Lon Boonen, announced yesterday it was acquired by Palantir Technologies for a unknown figure. The secretive Palo Alto based, big data analytics company led by Alex Karp was co-founded by Paypal co-founder and earliest Facebook investor Peter Thiel.
Acquihire for Silk
It’s not hard to figure out this is an acquihire for Silk. As founder Salar al Khafaji writes: