|Founder||Philippe Laffont |
|Headquarters||Solow Building, 9 West 57th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|AUM||$70 billion (Q1 2022)|
Number of employees
Coatue is an American technology-focused investment manager led by founder and portfolio manager Philippe Laffont. Coatue invests in public and private markets with a focus on technology, media, telecommunications. the consumer and healthcare sectors. Coatue has offices in New York City, Menlo Park, California, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Philippe Laffont graduated from MIT in 1991 in computer science. He worked as an analyst for McKinsey & Company from 1992 to 1994 in Madrid, Spain. After working as an independent consultant, he joined Tiger Management LLC as a research analyst in 1996, focusing on telecommunications stocks.
In 1999, Laffont founded Coatue making him a member of the Tiger Cubs employees who founded their own hedge funds. Coatue launched its first hedge fund in 1999 with $45 million in capital. Coatue manages this fund in addition to others. Thomas Laffont is the firm’s co-founder and leads Coatue’s private equity investing.
Coatue's annual "East Meets West" conference features tech entrepreneurs from the U.S. and China.
|Fund||Vintage Year||Committed Capital ($m)|
|Coatue Private Fund I LP||2013||USD 300|
|Coatue Private Fund II LP||2015||USD 500|
|Coatue Kona III LP||2017||USD 1,300|
|Coatue Early Stage Fund LP||2019||USD 700|
|Coatue Growth Fund IV LP||2020||USD 3,500|
Some of Coatue's notable investments include the following:
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