FORTUNE -- Tiger Global Management has begun raising its eighth venture capital fund focused on later-stage, privately-held technology companies, Fortune has learned.
Tiger, which also manages tech-focused hedge funds, raised around $1.5 billion for its seventh private equity vehicle in 2012, and is believed to be seeking a similar amount this time around.
The firm is known for having acquired more than four million Facebook (FB) shares prior to that company's initial public offering, and more recently has invested in such companies as Harry's, Warby Parker, Glassdoor, Redfin and SurveyMonkey.
A Tiger spokesperson declined comment on fundraising, citing SEC marketing restrictions.
In other Tiger Global news, the firm has quietly hired Jason Tan as a new Hong Kong-based managing director. He had spent the past several years as director of China activities for private equity firm TA Associates and, before that, was at Summit Partners.
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Online real estate company raises $50 million in pre-IPO round.
FORTUNE -- Online real estate company Redfin has raised $50 million in what it believes will be its last round of VC funding before going public.
Tiger Global Management led the round, and was joined by T. Rowe Price Associates and existing investors Greylock Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Vulcan Capital and The Hillman Company.
Fortune has learned that the deal was MOREDan Primack - Nov 13, 2013 9:41 PM ET
Neighborhood social network maker now worth around $600 million.
FORTUNE -- Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, this morning announced that it has raised $60 million in new VC funding, co-led by Tiger Global Management and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The round was competitive, with sources telling Fortune that it values the San Francisco-based company at approximately $600 million.
Comcast Ventures also participated, alongside existing shareholders Benchmark, Greylock Partners and Shasta MOREDan Primack - Oct 29, 2013 9:01 AM ET
WordPress.com parent company raises $50 million.
FORTUNE -- WordPress.com parent company Automattic today announced a $50 million investment from Tiger Global, in a secondary deal that will provide liquidity to early company shareholders.
The San Francisco-based company declined to discuss valuation, but a source familiar with the situation says that Tiger valued Automattic "just below" the $1.1 billion price-tag that Yahoo (YHOO) recently bestowed upon Tumblr.
You may recall earlier this week that Automattic founder and MOREDan Primack - May 24, 2013 11:26 AM ET
Facebook investor raises largest private equity fund to date.
Tiger Global has raised nearly $1.5 billion for its seventh private equity fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
This is the private equity affiliate of Tiger Global, the tech-heavy hedge fund run by Chase Coleman. It's extremely secretive -- no website, no interviews -- but is regularly called on to provide later-stage capital to some of the world's hottest private companies.
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