The education of Sam Barai


How evolving technology and sheer grit gave one Tribeca alum a shot on his own

By Carolyn Sargent

When Citi decided to shut down Tribeca Global Management last year, Sam Barai's top-performing technology subfund was one of the casualties. But the closure didn't deter him. By April, Barai had garnered enough big-name backers to begin trading a new long/short tech vehicle, Barai Capital Fund. Then he suffered another setback. Launched into a topsy-turvy market, the fund lost 2% in its first four months - a decline that puts it slightly behind