ShawSpring Partners LLC is an investment management company founded in 2014 by Dennis Hong. The firm follows a long-term investment approach with the objective of generating high absolute returns. It had $1.6 billion in assets under management, as of December 31, 2021.
Dennis Hong is the managing partner and founder of ShawSpring Partners. Dennis Hong’s investment career started as a Financial Analyst at the Yale University Investments Office after graduating from Yale with a B.A. in 2005. Following this stint, Dennis Hong worked as an Associate at Matrix Capital for two years after which he moved on to Altimeter Capital as a Principal. Later, he went to Harvard University and completed one year of MBA Program, leaving it halfway through to form ShawSpring Partners.
ShawSpring Partners follows an investment policy focused on three business types: scaled aggregators such as marketplaces, vertically integrated and capital-intensive businesses, and cognitive referents (category kings). Its portfolio generally comprises of 5-10 high-growth businesses across technology, internet, and consumer sectors.