General Atlantic was founded in 1980 by Charles F. Feeney. The firm is headquartered in New York City and operates a total of 14 offices around the world, including in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Feeney is notable for his longstanding commitment to philanthropy. Along with General Atlantic, Feeney also founded Atlantic Philanthropies, a charitable foundation "to which he has donated virtually all of his wealth." General Atlantic identifies its five primary sectors as "consumer, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, and technology."
General Atlantic reports to have made 447 total growth investments in its history, 191 of which are current portfolio companies. The firm has $84 billion in assets under management, the firm itself being the largest investor, something that that contributes to a powerful sense of alignment with outside investors. General Atlantic's portfolio includes a number of notable companies, including Branch, o9, Gusto, NYDIG, Stellar Health, and Fireblocks. Portfolio companies that have gone public through an IPO include Snap, CrowdStrike, Airbnb, Box, Uber, and Sea.