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General Atlantic

A private equity firm in New York that focuses on providing capital and strategic support for growth companies.

General Atlantic is a private equity firm in New York that focuses on providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Founded 1980 in New York, United States, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, private equity, seed, series B, series A, and series D rounds. Its portfolio companies include Accolade, Nubank, and Axial Biotherapeutics. As of March 2020, General Atlantic has made 241 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 2, 2020, when Immunocore raised $130M. General Atlantic has had 82 exits, the most notable of which include Facebook, Alibaba Group, and Lenovo. The firm seeks to invest in the financial services, media, healthcare, big data, SaaS, communications and electronics, energy and resources sectors.

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1980

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Ginkgo Bioworks is a biotechnology company using machine learning techniques and lab automation to engineer microorganisms as a service.

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.

ByteDance's is a Chinese AI company focused on content delivery.

An online shopping website based in the united states.

A company operating an online marketplace for products such as mobile devices, electronics, apparel and accessories.

Grove Collaborative is an online, subscription-based retailer selling natural home and health products.

A company offering a cloud platform for digital product creators and product development teams.

QuintoAndar is a Brazilian company who offers an online rental platform which allows renters to find a rental without a co-signer, deposit or rental insurance and offers landlords protection against insolvent renters.

Wish (formerly ContextLogic) is a company providing an e-commerce platform that allows users to shop for discounted products and have them delivered to their homes. It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

A food ingredients company that uses biotechnology to brew proteins and nutrients, for more delicious and sustainable foods.

Avant is a company operating an online platform providing users access to personal loans. It utilizes big data and machine learning algorithms.

NetEase Cloud Music is a company with an online music platform and offers streaming services. It was founded in 2013 and is located in Beijing, China. 

Typeform is a technology company that allows users to build well-designed, conversation-based forms for collecting data

Squarespace is a company providing software as a service-based content management system for creating and maintaining domains, websites, blogs, stores and portfolios.

Groupalia is a Milan-based company.

Automation Anywhere is a company developing cognitive Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software.

Peixe Urbano is a company founded by Alexander Ferraz Tabor, Emerson Daniel Andrade and Julio Vasconcellos.

CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity technology company developing cloud delivered next-generation endpoint protection and services.

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Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare



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Samreen Ahmad
February 19, 2020
@bsindia
Edtech firm raises $110 mn in round led by General Atlantic, with participation from Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, udaan co-founder Sujeet Kumar among others
Peerzada Abrar
February 7, 2020
@bsindia
GA is an existing investor in the Bengaluru-based firm
Manish Singh
February 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Indian education startup Byju's said on Friday that General Atlantic, an existing investor in the startup, has pumped additional money to join the new ongoing financing round. While the startup did not disclose the size of General Atlantic's check, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that it had invested $200 million in the [...]
BS Reporter
December 2, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about General Atlantic names former Union Bank chief M V Nair chairman of KFin on Business Standard. Nair is the current chairman of TransUnion CIBIL and also an advisor to a few private equities- and venture capital-funded companies in India.
Meagan Simpson
October 22, 2019
BetaKit
Benevity, a global leader in corporate social responsibility has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding.
Ingrid Lunden
June 7, 2019
TechCrunch
The rising popularity of omni-channel commerce -- selling to customers wherever they happen to be spending time online -- has spawned an army of shopping tools and platforms that are giving legacy retail websites and marketplaces a run for their money. Now, one of the faster growing of these is announcing an impressive round of [...]
Pramugdha Mamgain
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Private equity firm Everstone announced recently that it has sold its entire 70% stake in Rubicon to a global private equity player.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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Homegrown private equity firm ChrysCapital has led a Rs 220-crore investment round for energy solutions company LivGuard Energy Technologies.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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Everstone said that it has generated 4.5x multiple and a 92 per cent IRR on its investment in Rubicon in a span of three years.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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Earlier this month, General Atlantic had put in Rs 33.28 crore in Byju's for over 4,000 CCCPS, showed separate RoC filings.
Ishita Russell
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Indian edtech major Byju's is said to have raised an additional Rs 75-80 crore from private equity firm General Atlantic and Chinese internet giant Tencent.
Varsha Bansal
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The interest from the PE firms comes at a time when PhonePe is looking at a valuation of $10 billion.
Ardi Wirdana
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Before joining General Atlantic, Saboo was a Business Development Director at CT CORPORA for over 12 years.

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