How Our Portfolio Companies are Helping People Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis

Updated SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Many of the companies in our portfolio are providing free offerings and special deals, along with vital information, resources and services in response to the coronavirus crisis. We’ll continue to regularly update this information as it develops.

 

How Our Portfolio Companies are Helping People Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis

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Frank

The coronavirus pandemic has forced American students to leave campus, take classes online, drop courses, and for many, to lose their jobs due to nationwide closures. If you’re a student and you’ve lost your job, your income has been limited, or you’ve had to drop classes or move off-campus, there are financial aid options available to you. Frank can help. Learn more.

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Health & Wellness

Maven offers weekly Instagram Live Q&As with women’s health experts to bring you the latest information and provide reliable answers to your questions. Covering a variety of topics from managing anxiety and uncertainty to the latest clinical guidance for pregnancy, fertility, and pediatrics; breastfeeding; and more.

Incredible Health is offering free CEU courses for nurses who need to update their credentials or renew their licenses.

PlateJoy provides lots of fun tips and meal planning to make cooking at home healthier and easier. Watch quick, entertaining, and informative videos about healthy eating on Platejoy’s Facebook page.

Basepaws is for cat lovers! Check out its blog for fun and informative posts about unusual feline breeds, cat nutrition, and especially this one about understanding your cat’s behaviors in the time of Covid. It also is hosting free mini webinars on all things cat care on its Facebook page.

Zola, the online wedding registry, offers free, expert advice on what to do if your wedding plans are being affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Education

ThinkCERCA offers best practices in remote learning and how to make online lessons more engaging — for educators, parents and kids. Check out its Remote Learning Guide for Families.

Kinvolved provides essential telecommunications and attendance services that empower school systems to locate and engage their students and families regardless of internet access. Read its nine solutions to COVID-19 challenges for school districts.

Goldieblox, the toymaker that promotes STEAM education for girls (and boys, too!) through its fun, creative DIY Maker kits, offers a daily newsletter full of tips and resources for at-home projects parents and kids can enjoy–and learn from. And, check out its recent online Q&A with a Stanford University bat virologist answering kids’ questions about COVID-19. Watch the video and others on Goldieblox’s YouTube channel.

Community

theSkimm, our fave news outlet, offers a wealth of up-to-date, reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on every aspect of our daily lives, from health to work to relationships and more. Sign up for theSkimm’s daily newsletter.

Hop Skip Drive has launched a transportation drive to help distribute meals to the elderly, pick up prescriptions, provide one-to-one  transportation for immuno-compromised kids and adults, and other ride services. Learn how you can support your community through its platform.

The Riveter offers an online community where members can find support, resources, and expert advice for managing the challenges of work, whether remotely or on the frontlines–and all the complex work-family-life balance issues the global pandemic has brought home.

Coffee Meets Bagel, the online dating app, is making it easier to create meaningful virtual connections.

UrbanSitter is offering a free two-month membership for families who need in-home childcare and/or elder companion care.

B2B

Catch&Release is enabling some of the world’s largest brands to make personal, authentic connections with their customers during the coronavirus crisis. View these moving clips from Facebook, Walmart, Kleenex, Colgate, Intel, US Bank and many others that include images and videos curated from the Internet using Catch&Release’s licensing platform.

Perksy, the real-time market research platform, offers brands the ability to track consumer attitudes and customer behaviors during the coronavirus crisis with its Weekly Consumer Pulse Tracker app. Learn more.