Last month, Business Insider compiled a 12-page list of three generations of billionaires, firms, and funds that are all connected to Julian Robertson of Tiger Management. The fund, now closed to outside investors, has spawned hundreds of seed funds, spin-offs, and billionaires. Some are called Tigers. Others are Tiger Cubs. An even younger generation is being called Grand Cubs.
The report was "compiled using past media reports, original reporting, social media searches, and publicly available data". It is a wellspring of fascinating connections and stories. But, aside from a couple of graphics, it's still just a list.
So we threw the information at our new relationship-mapping and visualization tool, KGBase (try it - it's powerful). What we came back with is a wild look at the vast, deep Tiger Den.
The Julian Robertson Universe
Tiger Management was started by Julian Robertson in 1980 Since then, it has created 175 additional firms, which are mapped above.
The map also includes 73 Tiger Cubs (42 still active and 31 inactive) created by Tiger Management alumni either directly or as part of seed funds.
Finally, 31 Tiger Cubs created another 90 Grand Cubs, which are also mapped out here.
8 Grand Cubs spawned Great Grand Cubs. Those are also mapped out here.
Top 2 Tiger Cubs
Mapping the Tiger relationships in this manner allows us to identify those that have the most leverage, influence, or those that simply created the most firms. The top two Tiger Cubs in terms of relationships include Viking Global Investors and Shumway Capital Partners. We've zoomed in on those nodes below.
Viking Global Investors
Shumway Capital Partners
We'll be employing relational maps like this via KGBase moving forward where it makes sense, and we welcome you to experiment with the maps above (and click through to the full maps if you dare). By zooming in certain nodes, you'll see who's connected to whom, and which companies are connected to those people, resulting in this visually stunning and fascinating network of people(investors, managers) and the layers of the funds involved. Enjoy!
About the Data:
Thinknum tracks companies using the information they post online - jobs, social and web traffic, product sales and app ratings - and creates data sets that measure factors like hiring, revenue and foot traffic. Data sets may not be fully comprehensive (they only account for what is available on the web), but they can be used to gauge performance factors like staffing and sales.
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