Co-Founder & Chairman
Trae Stephens is Co-Founder and Chairman of Anduril Industries, and additionally a Partner at Founders Fund. Before co-founding Anduril, Trae was an early employee at Palantir Technologies. At Palantir, he led teams focused on growth in the intelligence/defense space as well as international expansion, helping large organizations solve their hardest data analysis problems. He was also an integral part of the product team, leading the design and strategy for new product offerings. He simultaneously served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University.
Previously, Trae served as a computational linguist building enterprise solutions to Arabic/Persian name matching and data enrichment within the United States Intelligence Community. He also served in the office of then Congressman Rob Portman and in the Political Affairs Office at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. immediately following the installation of Hamid Karzai’s transitional government. Trae attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he focused on Arabic and Security Studies. Together with his wife and two sons, he divides his time between San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.