NEW YORK: Ex. Coatue, Aussie born star fund manager Robert Hilmer has launched his second technology-focused investment fund.
After the strong performance of Goanna’s first fund, former Hedge Fund star Robert Hilmer has launched his second fund. The fund purportedly has a ‘hard cap’ of $250M and focuses on mature, growth stage, generationally important technology businesses with line of sight to profitability and liquidity (typically an IPO). Goanna’s first fund invested in leading companies including Toast, Calm, Attentive Mobile, Rippling and Kraken.
A number of investors have confirmed the Fund is nearing capacity and new investors are actively reaching out to Hilmer to invest.
Prior to founding Goanna Capital, Hilmer worked for Philippe Laffont, the Billionaire founder of Coatue Management – a US-based technology-focused hedge fund.
According to LinkedIn, Joining Hilmer is Nicholas Leish, formerly an investor at Suvretta Capital – A multi-billion AUM hedge fund, based in New York.
Sources online suggest that Goanna manages capital for global institutional investors and family offices.
Hilmer is well known in the industry for his charismatic style and extensive relationships with investors and people of influence globally. He could not be reached for comment.
Web address: www.roberthilmer.com