Coatue Management Files 13G on Twilio ~ market folly

Monday, July 11, 2016

Coatue Management Files 13G on Twilio

Philippe Laffont's hedge fund firm Coatue Management has just filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Twilio (TWLO).  Per the filing, they now own 6.25% of the company with 625,000 shares.

Twilio recently went public in late June.  However, Coatue previously invested when Twilio was still private.  The company's blog notes that Coatue participated in its Series E round back in July 2015.

Per Google Finance, Twilio "offers Cloud Communications Platforms. The Company enables developers to build, scale and operate real-time communications within software applications. It Programmable Communications Cloud software enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video and authentication capabilities into their applications via its Application Programming Interfaces. The Super Network is its software layer that allows its customers' software to communicate with connected devices globally. It interconnects with communications networks around the world and continually analyzes data to optimize the quality and cost of communications that flow through its platform. The Programmable Communications Cloud consists of software products that can be used individually or in combination to build rich contextual communications within applications. The Programmable Communications Cloud includes Programmable Voice; Programmable Messaging; Programmable Video; Use Case APIs, and Add-on Marketplace."

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