Few could have predicted the disruption wrought by the coronavirus in 2020. Indeed, when the virus first began to engulf the world last March, nobody was bold enough to forecast how the pandemic was about to become an accelerant for technologies and tech firms around the world. Crises tend to have a transformative effect on societies. Covid-19 merely helped accelerate changes that were already in the making from the rise and rise of e-commerce platforms such as Amazon.com, grocery delivery services such as DoorDash as well as digital payment platforms such as Square’s Cash App, PayPal’s Venmo and digital or telehealth providers such as Teladoc Health.

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