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.


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.

OpenDoor is a San Francisco-based real estate technology company offering virtual and streamlined real estate buying and selling founded in 2014 by Keith Rabois, Eric Wu, JD Ross and Ian Wong.

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

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

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

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. is a developer platform that provides broadcast, voice and video calls for mobile and web applications through their software development kit.

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.

Wolt is a company that provides an online food delivery service

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

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

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

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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





Carter Johnson
January 13, 2021
Business Insider
Lending startup Blend is now valued at $3.3 billion and eyeing a wider range of consumer-bank offerings to help traditional players digitize.
January 12, 2021
/PRNewswire/ --, a principal fornecedora de soluções de Connected PaymentsTM, anunciou hoje que fechou uma rodada de arrecadação de fundos da série...
January 12, 2021
/PRNewswire/ --, the leading Connected PaymentsTM solutions provider, today announced that it closed a $450 million Series C fundraising round....
January 12, 2021
-- devient ainsi l'entreprise financée par le capital-risque la plus valorisée de la zone EMEA, et la quatrième plus importante fintech au monde....
January 12, 2021
/PRNewswire/ --, el principal proveedor de soluciones Connected PaymentsTM, anunció hoy que cerró una ronda de recaudación de fondos serie C de USD...
January 12, 2021
-- se convierte en la empresa con respaldo de capital de riesgo más valiosa de EMEA y en la cuarta mayor fintech del mundo -- Abre oficinas en...
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
Industry watchers should keep an eye on new launches like Emerald Ridge Advisors and under-the-radar managers like Laurion Capital next year.
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.
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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