General Atlantic pioneered the concept of growth equity. Over our 40-year history, we have maintained a focus on investing in and building leading growth companies.Chuck Feeney, co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, established General Atlantic in 1980 to invest in high-growth businesses, support visionary founders like himself and fund the global charitable pursuits of the Atlantic Philanthropies, to which he has donated virtually all of his wealth.Our values and experience have guided our decision making: a global mindset, growth orientation, innovation and creativity. Our partnership approach and collaboration with our portfolio companies, our investors and each other enable us to magnify our impact.Our capital partner relationships have expanded over the past four decades, with global families comprising the majority of our capital base. We operate outside of traditional funding cycles, utilizing patient and long-term capital. We are also the largest investor in the firm, providing strong alignment with our investors.The entrepreneurs we partner with share our passion for innovation and technology. We seek to identify emerging companies with strong fundamental performance and organic growth that can accelerate their expansion and scale globally. We partner to grow their businesses with our capital, insights, global resources and network.The growth and value we create translate into consistent and attractive performance for companies as well as family and institutional investors around the world.Learn more about growth equity here.