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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 led by its founder and portfolio manager Philippe Laffont. The fund was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City. The firm invests in the public equity markets globally focusing on investments in technology, media, telecommunications, and the health sectors. It employs a long and short strategy to make its investments. It was reported in May of 2020 that the fund had roughly $25 billion in assets under its management.


Coatue Management was founded by Philippe Laffont, an MIT computer science graduate who worked as an independent consultant and a research analyst prior to founding the hedge fund.

Coatue launched its first hedge fund in 1999 with $45 million in capital funding. The original fund remained operational under the management of Coatue as of January 2021. Additionally, Coatue manages various other funds, including:

  • Long Only (2013)
  • Hybrid Fund I (2013)
  • Private Fund II (2015)
  • Kona III (2017)
  • Early Stage Fund (2018)
  • Growth Fund IV (2019)
  • Opportunity Master Fund (2020)
  • Transportation Fund (2020)

Various investments have been made by Coatue Management; some that were notable include Airtable, Ant Financial, Anaplan, ByteDance, Chime, Databricks, DoorDash, Instacart, Meituan, Snap, and Spotify.


Associated investment funds



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





Omar Faridi
July 15, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
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May 13, 2021
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Frank Chaparro
April 28, 2021
The Block
Crypto infrastructure firm has raised an $80 million Series B funding round led by Coatue Management.
Anita Ramaswamy
April 22, 2021
Business Insider
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Andrii Degeler
April 6, 2021
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March 15, 2021
The Pulse of New York Tech
Carter Johnson
January 13, 2021
Business Insider
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January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021
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Bradley Saacks
January 7, 2021
Business Insider
Everyone knows names like Coatue, D1 Capital, and Pershing Square had a banner 2020. Here are some less-known managers who crushed it.
Bradley Saacks
December 22, 2020
Business Insider
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Alex Morrell and Bradley Saacks
December 9, 2020
Business Insider
Coatue Management, a secretive hedge fund run by the billionaire Philippe Laffont, has had a wave of departures from its vaunted data-science team.
Alex Morrell and Bradley Saacks
December 9, 2020
Business Insider
Coatue Management spent lavishly to build a state-of-the-art data-science group. But it has been wracked by turnover and hostile management.
Shalini Nagarajan
December 3, 2020
Coatue Management held 3.1 million Tesla shares at the end of the third quarter, now worth $1.3 billion, the FT said.
Walter Thompson
December 1, 2020
Competitive advantage will go to the players who understand what truly motivates their customers and connect their pricing to that engine.


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