Tiger Global Starts Zillow Stake ~ market folly

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tiger Global Starts Zillow Stake

Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan's hedge fund has filed a 13G on shares of Zillow (Z).  Per the filing, Tiger Global now owns 9.5% of the company with over 3.1 million shares.

This is a brand new position for the hedge fund as they didn't report ownership of any shares at the end of 2013.  The filing was required due to activity on April 21st.

It should be noted that Tiger Global's venture capital arm has also recently made an investment in fellow real estate company, RedFin.  They were a part of a $50 million round about six months ago.

Lee Fixel, who runs the VC arm, talked about their investment in a press release: "The real estate industry is ready for an innovator who understands how business can be transformed by putting the customer first, as we’ve seen with many industries before. We are confident this strategy will create significant value for all stakeholders over the long term."

You can view some of Tiger Global's other recent portfolio activity here.

Per Google Finance, Zillow is "provides real estate and home-related information. Zillow provides products and services to help consumers through every stage of homeownership, such as buying, selling, renting, borrowing and remodeling. The Company makes home-related decisions and enables homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to find and connect with local professionals. Individuals and businesses that use Zillow have updated information on more than 37 million homes and have added nearly 100 million home photos."

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