Y Combinator CEO Garry Tan discussed why he left Palantir, saying he was “working like a dog for Peter Thiel.”
Y Combinator CEO Garry Tan discussed his time at Palantir during its early days at the Axios BFD summit.
Tan touched on his departure from the firm and how he learned he “wasn’t meant to have a boss.”
“I’m working like a dog for Peter Thiel … Who’s the real chump?” he said.
Garry Tan, the new CEO of startup incubator Y Combinator, was one of the featured speakers at the Axios BFD summit this week, and he had some choice words regarding his former employer, Palantir.
Tan said that his time at Y Combinator as a founder in the 2008 cohort taught him that he “wasn’t meant to have a boss.”
He went on to explain that at Palantir he was “working like a dog for Peter Thiel.” Tan was Palantir’s tenth employee, and his relationship with Thiel dates back to their college days at Stanford.
Tan’s comments came as part of his larger point about ownership.
He said that, at first, during…
This article was written by Will Gendron and originally published on www.businessinsider.com