Coatue Management

Coatue Management

Coatue Management is a global investment manager focused on public and private companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries.

Coatue Management is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm invests in the public equity markets globally focusing on investments in technology, media and telecommunications in addition to other sectors. It employs long/short strategy to make its investments. Coatue Management was founded in 1999 and is based in New York City.

The hedge fund manages $8.5 billion in assets. Phillipe Laffont founded and is the CEO of the firm.


Coatue Management has raised a total of $2 billion across 3 funds, their latest being Coatue Early Stage Fund. This fund was announced on November 28, 2018 and raised a total of $700 million.


Funded Companies

Chime Bank

A bank offering online banking services with no user no bank fees, and an option to receive direct deposit up to two days early. Chris Britt and Ryan King founded Chime in 2013, and the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Impossible Foods is a plant-based meat company making meat and dairy products that are made to look and feel like animal products by manufacturing heme, the oxygen binding molecule found in blood, using engineered yeast grown in bioreactors.

A company offering an analytics platform for business, data science, and data engineering. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Snapchat, a product of Snap Inc., is a free image messaging application and augmented reality platform.

A company offering an online platform for collaborative design in team environments.

PlayVS is a company providing a platform for e-sports competitions for high school students.

Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.

A company developing a cloud-based collaboration platform for professional teams to build software specific to their line of work or particular project. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Boost Insurance is a New York-based insurance technology and infrastructure-as-a-service company founded in 2017.

A technology company offering software development security platform using open source code.

GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

Auris Health (formerly Auris Surgical Robots) is a robotic medical company. Auris develops flexible robotics that allow for less invasive entry into the body through its natural openings. It is located in Redwood City, California and was founded in 2007.

Deep Instinct is a Tel Aviv and New York City-based cybersecurity company that applies deep learning to cybersecurity.

Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery company providing food service solutions for restaurants.

A financial technology company offering a mobile-first platform for payments through a single API and SDK.

Reddit is an online platform for social news. It allows communities to submit links, create content, and discuss any topic of their interest.

Earnin is a Palo Alto, California-based mobile banking company giving users access to their pay directly from mobile application.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Date signed
Coatue Early Stage Fund LP
November 19, 2018
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Alexander Izydorczyk

Head of Data Science

Andy Chen


Bennet Siegel

Vice President

Caryn Marooney

General Partners

Jamie McGurk

Managing Partner

Kai Jiang

Managing Director

Kris Fredrickson


Long Cao

Software Engineer

Matt Mulvey


Michael Gilroy

General Partner

Omar Jalalzada

Senior Product Designer

Philippe Laffont

Founder and Portfolio Manager

Thomas Laffont

Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder

Further reading


Documentaries, videos and podcasts





August 15, 2020
The Pulse of New York Tech
Ingrid Lunden
April 16, 2020
Food-related and delivery tech businesses have been seeing a huge wave of customer demand in the last few weeks as people on lockdown turn to them to buy necessary supplies (see also: the big funding round for meal kit delivery service Gousto announced earlier today). But that rising tide has not lifted all boats. Many [...]
Jordan Crook
January 23, 2020
Early Stage SF is sneaking up on us and there is plenty to be excited about. The one-day event, which brings together a wide variety of startup experts to host breakout sessions, is going down on April 28 and we have a handful of speakers to announce. So without any further ado: We're thrilled to [...]
Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc
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The round was joined by existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Shunwei Capital and Eight Roads Ventures.
Quynh Nguyen
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China'a Starquest Capital and Yao Capital co-lead $53.5M investment while YunQuNa logistics company raises Series B2 from hedge fund Coatue Management.


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