Kir Kahlon

Kir Kahlon

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Kir Kahlon is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Scorpion Capital. He is responsible for directing the idea generation and research activities at the firm. Kahlon has exclusively focused on shorts since 2013, having a particular focus on frauds and promotes. Prior to Scorpion Capital, he worked for Seligman Investments, where he covered healthcare, mostly biotech, pharma, and medtech shorts. He also worked at Tiger Global, focusing exclusively on deep-dive investigative shorts.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Kahlon began his career at Bain & Company upon graduation from college.
  • After business school, he spent six years in Silicon Valley, where he raised $15 million of venture capital.
  • He entered the investment industry in 2004 when he was hired by activist investor Carl Icahn
  • Working on a small team reporting to Icahn provided an opportunity to learn from one of the greatest investors of all time.
  • He continued focusing on distressed credit after Icahn and shifted to long/short equity in 2009 by joining Steadfast.


  • Kahlon has appeared as a guest at the 2021 Real Vision Festival of Learning.