D.E. Shaw Has Unusually Close Ties to This Tech Company

A close look at D.E. Shaw’s business arrangements with a tech company that recently filed to go public.

David Shaw (Kimberley White/Bloomberg)

David Shaw

(Kimberley White/Bloomberg)

Entities related to David Shaw and his hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw Group are major investors in a technology company specializing in the pharmaceutical industry that recently filed to go public.

However, D.E. Shaw — which describes itself as an investment and technology development firm — and the company, Schrödinger, have much closer and deeper business ties than is typical for these types of relationships.

Schrödinger

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