Cloud-computing company Twilio has benefited during the pandemic as customers, such as retailers and health care providers, have increasingly relied on online software to sell and communicate to customers.
The company has been discussing the investment in Jio Platforms Ltd., the digital arm of Ambani’s Reliance Industries. The Indian tycoon wants to transform his energy conglomerate into a homegrown technology behemoth akin to China’s Alibaba Group.
Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in voice technology startups. Google, Intel, Microsoft and Salesforce also use VC funds to compliment their M&A strategies. We check in with dealmakers from Alvarez & Marsal, Riverside, Merrill, M33 Growth and Paul Hastings about the potential impact of the coronavirus on the mid-market.