The Lunar New Year, celebrated in large parts of Asia last week, ushered in the year of the tiger. In Southeast Asia, that rings true in more ways than one: it’s also the year of Tiger Global.
The two-decade-old New York-based investment firm earned its reputation as a tech investor that’s particularly quick, aggressive, and deep-pocketed. And suddenly, it seems to be a part of every major funding round in Southeast Asia.
Edtech Ruangguru, e-wallet PayFazz, payment gateway Xendit, wholesale retail marketplace Ula, SME management software Lummo, and business-to-business (B2B) e-tailer Moglix are just some of Tiger Global’s investees from the region in the last couple of months.