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Philippe Laffont, Founder & CEO - Coatue Management: Part II

In your professional life, you’re going to come across something that goes absolutely the opposite way of what you were hoping. You have to be ready for the fact that things are not going to be as expected.
After graduating from MIT, Philippe Laffont began his career in management consulting at McKinsey & Co. Three years later, he met his wife-to-be and moved to Spain to work for her family. During this period, Philippe and his brother began buying technology stocks in their spare time, and a year later he moved to New York to pursue his passion in tech investing. Philippe took a job working for free at a small mutual fund. Eventually he connected with Julian Roberston and was hired by Tiger Management. In 1999, he left Tiger to found Coatue Management, which is now a leading tech-focused, long/short equity hedge fund. He presently holds the position of CEO.
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