ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Tiger Global races ahead of SoftBank, Tencent in VC deals

Hedge funds overheat unlisted stocks like 'tourist investors,' market watchers say

Coinbase listed on Nasdaq this year. Hedge fund Tiger Global backed the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/TOKYO -- As global investment in unlisted stocks surged in 2021, one name stood out for its frenetic pace of venture capital dealmaking: Tiger Global Management.

The New York-based hedge fund has made 340 investments in venture-stage companies this year as of late December, mostly in tech, according to U.S. data provider CB Insights. That is more than quadruple its 2020 count, putting it ahead of Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Group, Silicon Valley's Andreessen Horowitz, Chinese tech group Tencent Holdings and Sequoia Capital China.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more