General Atlantic

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.

Timeline

1980

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Ginkgo Bioworks

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

Biotechnology
Boston
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.

Financial services
San Francisco
Facebook

A social media and social networking service company.

Advertising
Menlo Park, California
ByteDance

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

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Beijing
Gilt Groupe

An online shopping website based in the United States selling clothing and home decor.

Lifestyle
New York City
Snapdeal

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

E-commerce
New Delhi
Grove Collaborative

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

E-commerce
San Francisco
Box (company)

A cloud content management company. It was founded in 2005 and has headquarters located in Redwood City, California.

Content management
Redwood City, California
OpenDoor

OpenDoor is a real estate company based in the US.

Software
San Francisco
Riskified

A company developing fraud-prevention technology for the e-commerce industry.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
New York
Pendo (company)

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

Raleigh, North Carolina
QuintoAndar

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.

Property
São Paulo
Wish (company)

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.

Software
San Francisco
Quizlet

An education technology company that has created a platform where students can create review games for the content which they are studying It was founded in 2007 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Educational technology
San Francisco
Motif Foodworks

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

Biotechnology
Boston
Appirio

Appirio is an Indianapolis-based company.

Software
Indianapolis
Avant (financial service)

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

Machine learning
Chicago
Privalia

E-commerce

NetEase Cloud Music

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.

Music
Beijing
Typeform

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

Natural language processing (NLP)
Barcelona
StockX

An online marketplace to buy & sell verified authentic sneakers, streetwear, handbags, and watches.

E-commerce
Detroit
Unacademy

Unacademy is an education technology company offering an online learning platform and mobile learning application.

Education
Bangalore
Squarespace

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

E-commerce
New York
CrowdStrike

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

Security
Sunnyvale, California
pymetrics

pymetrics is a company founded in 2012.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
New York
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Robbert Vorhoff

Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare

Yong Hak Huh

Special Advisor

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Axial Biotherapeutics

Accolade

Nubank

News

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Date
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Description
Christine Hall
July 8, 2020
Crunchbase News
The company will use the new investment to grow its on-demand and scheduled visits platform for medical and behavioral health services.
May 17, 2020
Livemint
This is the fourth big investment by a global giant in Jio in less than four weeks.The new investment into Jio Platforms will add to the $8 bn deal run that RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani has sealed in recent weeks
Samreen Ahmad
April 16, 2020
@bsindia
Ranging from rental, sale, or resale, to post transaction services like loans, packers and movers, legal documentation, online rent payment, interiors, NoBroker offers a bouquet of real estate service
Manish Singh
April 16, 2020
TechCrunch
NoBroker, a Bangalore-based startup that helps those looking to rent or buy an apartment connect directly with property owners, has extended its previous financing round to add $30 million to it. General Atlantic has invested $30 million in NoBroker's Series D round, which the startup unveiled in November last year. The round, now closed at [...]
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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DealStreetAsia
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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DealStreetAsia
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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DealStreetAsia
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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DealStreetAsia
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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DealStreetAsia
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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DealStreetAsia
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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DealStreetAsia
Before joining General Atlantic, Saboo was a Business Development Director at CT CORPORA for over 12 years.

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