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In-Q-Tel Funded Firm Runner-Up In Crunchie ‘Best Startup Award’

in-q-tel_logoCalifornia-based Palantir placed as a runner up at the Crunchies Awards for its award to the best overall startup for the year.

The intelligence community’s investment arm In-Q-Tel, Peter Thiel and some Stanford University computer scientists started Palantir in 2004 to make data analysis software, Citibizlist reports.

Technology websites TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venture Beat partner for the awards.

According to the report, six New York-based startups, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rober and angel investor Chris Dixon were among the winners at the ceremony in San Francisco.

Fab won in the best e-commerce application category, iPhone application Paper was chosen best in design and Codecademy was named best education startup.

Other winners included Makerbot as best hardware startup and Buzzfeed as best time sink.

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