Philippe Laffont is the founder and portfolio manager of Coatue Management. Philippe graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 with a BS and MSc in Computer Science. He then worked as an analyst in management consulting for McKinsey & Co. from 1992 to 1994 in Madrid, Spain. After working as an independent consultant for several years, Philippe joined Tiger Management LLC as a research analyst in 1996. There, he focused on telecommunications stocks until he left to found Coatue in 1999.