Tiger Global Management

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Tiger Global Management, LLC
FormerlyTiger Technology Management LLC
IndustryInvestment Management
FoundedMarch 2001; 22 years ago (March 2001)
FounderChase Coleman III
HeadquartersSolow Building, 9 West 57th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.
AUMUS$58 billion (September 2022)[1]
Number of employees
162 (2022)
Footnotes / references

Tiger Global Management, LLC (often referred to as Tiger Global and formerly known as Tiger Technology) is an American investment firm founded by Chase Coleman III, a former Tiger Management employee under Julian Robertson, in March 2001. It mainly focuses on internet, software, consumer, and financial technology companies.

Background and history[edit]

Chase Coleman III was a protégé of Julian Robertson and from 1997 to 2000 worked as a technology analyst for the firm, Tiger Management.[3] In 2000, Robertson closed Tiger Management, and entrusted Coleman with over $25 million to manage, making him one of the 30 or more so-called "Tiger Cubs", fund managers who started their fund management careers with Tiger Management.[4]

In 2001, Coleman established Tiger Technology (which would be later renamed to Tiger Global Management, LLC),[5] as a hedge fund to invest in the public equity market. In 2003, Scott Shleifer helped Tiger Global expand into investing in the private equity market.[6]

From the period of 2007 to 2017, according to the Preqin Venture Report, Tiger Global raised the highest amount of capital amongst venture capital firms.[7]

In 2020, Tiger Global earned its investors $10.4 billion, more than any other hedge fund on the annual list of the top 20 managers compiled by London fund-of-funds firm LCH Investments.[5]

In January 2022, a group of investors led by Tiger Global Management invested $50 million in The Graph protocol.[8] In March 2022, Tiger Global raised $12.7 billion for a new fund to back fast-growing technology companies in their early stages; the firm has reported 900 investors involved in the new fund.[9]

In 2022, the firm experienced significant losses.[10] By June 2022, the firm's hedge fund and its long-only fund had respectively declined 52% and 62% in value since the beginning of the year.[11][12] The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times reported that these losses eliminated some two-thirds of the value accrued by the hedge fund and the long-only fund over the duration of their existences, while New York cited research indicating the losses could account for three-fourths of lifetime gains.[11][12][13] The Wall Street Journal has referred to the hedge fund's loss as "one of the largest-ever",[11] and an anonymous hedge fund manager quoted by New York referred to the losses as "[...] the biggest in the history of hedge funds".[13]

In June, the firm's venture capital losses were reported to be less severe than those of the firm's funds.[13] A letter to investors from Tiger summarizing the performance of its venture funds in the first quarter of 2022 revealed that losses associated with the funds stood at around 9%.[13]

Business overview[edit]

Tiger Global has two strategies that each manage roughly the same amount of capital.

The public equity business uses equity strategies to invest in publicly traded companies.[14] Its notable funds include Tiger Global Investments (the firm’s flagship long-short fund) and Tiger Global Long Opportunities (long-only).[5]

The private equity strategy is led by Scott Shleifer.[15]

Private equity funds[edit]

Fund[16] Vintage Year Committed Capital (US$m)
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners I 2003 99
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners II 2007 N/A
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners III 2007 600
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners IV 2007 1,000
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners V 2008 1,100
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners VI 2011 1,250
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners VII 2012 1,490
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners VIII 2014 1,500
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners IX 2014 2,500
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners X 2015 2,500
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners XI 2018 3,750
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners XII 2020 3,750
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners XIV 2021 6,650
Tiger Global Private Investment Partners XV 2021 12,700

Notable venture capital investments[edit]


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  2. ^ "Tiger Global Management Form ADV" (PDF). U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 14 June 2022.
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  6. ^ "Scott Shleifer". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  7. ^ "Preqin Special Report: The Venture Capital Top 100" (Press release).
  8. ^ "Graph Foundation Raises $50 Million in Round Led by Tiger". Bloomberg.com. 2022-01-21. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  9. ^ Ted Bunker; Laura Cooper (March 18, 2022). "Tiger Global Closes on $12.7 Billion for Latest Growth Fund". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  10. ^ Kochkodin, Brandon. "More Losses For Tiger Global From Its FTX Investment". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  11. ^ a b c Brown, Eliot; Chung, Juliet (6 June 2022). "Highflying Tiger Global Humbled by Unraveling of Giant Tech Bet". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  12. ^ a b Fletcher, Laurence; Quinio, Akila; Kruppa, Miles; Gara, Antoine (18 May 2022). "The mauling of Tiger Global". The Financial Times. Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
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  14. ^ "This Hedge Fund Made the Most Money for Investors Last Year". Institutional Investor. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  15. ^ "Scott Shleifer". Forbes. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
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  22. ^ Li, Yun (16 August 2021). "Chase Coleman's Tiger Global buys Coinbase, adds to DoorDash and DocuSign bets". CNBC.
  23. ^ "Credit Karma Confirms New $85M Financing Round Led By Google Capital". TechCrunch. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
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  26. ^ McBride, Sarah (2013-12-05). "Jobs site Glassdoor raises $50 million from Tiger Global". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  27. ^ "TikTok Exec Sean Kim Joins Kajabi as President". Orange County Business Journal. February 14, 2022. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  28. ^ Indian, Express (26 May 2021). "Koo raises $30 million funding led by Tiger Global". Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  29. ^ "Tiger Global Said to Invest in LinkedIn at $2 Billion Valuation". Bloomberg.com. 28 July 2010.
  30. ^ "Nextdoor to go public in $4.3 bln merger with Khosla-backed SPAC". Reuters. 6 July 2021.
  31. ^ "Brazil's Nubank Raises $30M Led By Tiger To Build Out Its Mobile-Based Credit Card Business". TechCrunch. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  32. ^ McBride, Sarah (2014-04-09). "Tiger Global helps Q&A site Quora raise $80 million". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  33. ^ Graham, Megan (2021-12-16). "Rokt Raises $325 Million as It Preps for Planned IPO". Wallstreet Journal. Retrieved 2023-08-22.
  34. ^ "China's SenseTime, the world's highest-valued AI startup, closes $620M follow-on round". TechCrunch. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
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  36. ^ "Tiger Global Among Top Spotify Holders With $1.9 Billion Stake - Bloomberg". Bloomberg News. 6 May 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-05-06.
  37. ^ "Stripe is now valued at $20B after raising another $245M led by Tiger Global". TechCrunch. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  38. ^ Kate Rooney; Ryan Browne (January 30, 2019). "Stripe rides the online payments boom to a $22.5 billion valuation". CNBC. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  39. ^ "Infrastructure access platform StrongDM raises $54M". VentureBeat. 15 September 2021.
  40. ^ "New Investment from Tiger Global doubles TVF's Valuation to $ 80 Million". YourStory.com. 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  41. ^ "UiPath Raises $225M to Become NYC's Newest Decacorn". AlleyWatch. 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  42. ^ "Alphabet's Waymo raises $2.5 billion in new investment round". cnbc.com. 16 June 2021.

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