Philippe Laffont is the Founder of Coatue Management, a hedge fund specializing in technology-themed investing. He has over 20 years of experience in the alternative investments industry. Also a Tiger Cub, Laffont worked as an independent consultant for several years before joining Tiger Management in 1996 as a research analyst. He has successfully predicted numerous key trends and events in the public markets in recent years. With a history of investing in numerous technology companies in China, Laffont and Coatue host the annual East Meets West conference, which seeks to bring together the brightest minds in the technology industry from both the United States and China.