Palantir workplace often called the “Jewel Field” in Palo Alto, California.Mark Neuling | CNBCPeter Thiel’s Palantir has appointed Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe Schiff as its first feminine board member forward of an anticipated stock market itemizing. Wolfe Schiff, who has been with the Wall Street Journal since 2013, introduced the transfer on Twitter after it was first reported by Bloomberg. “Large information: After over seven fantastic years on the Wall Street Journal, I’ve resigned to affix the board of Palantir,” she mentioned late Tuesday. Palantir’s dwelling state of California requires public corporations to have not less than one girl on their board and monetary heavyweights corresponding to Goldman Sachs have mentioned they will not assist corporations go public if they do not have numerous boards. Whereas some have congratulated Wolfe Schiff on the appointment, others have questioned whether or not it’s moral for a journalist to affix the board of an organization like Palantir, which offers software program to spy businesses and governments for surveillance functions.”Get pleasure from becoming a member of the mistaken facet of historical past,” mentioned former Googler Alex Hidalgo in response to Wolfe Schiff’s tweet. Palantir has additionally appointed Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff and enterprise capitalist Alexander Moore (an early Palantir worker) to its board, based on Bloomberg. Palantir didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.The reported new appointments take Palantir’s board as much as seven administrators. The chair of the board is co-founder Peter Thiel, the billionaire Trump donor who additionally co-founded PayPal and profited from an early funding in Fb. Palantir expects revenues to high $1 billion this yr, which might symbolize 35% development from 2019. The 16-year-old firm has reportedly raised an extra $500 million from Japan’s Sompo that brings whole funding within the agency as much as not less than $2.5 billion, based on start-up tracker Crunchbase. Final month, Palantir CEO Alex Karp informed Axios the corporate would possible go public inside the yr.Palantir is planning to file paperwork with U.S. regulators as early as this month and it may go public inside the subsequent few months, based on Bloomberg.