Relish Secures $5M Series A To Grow Relationship Training App

Gaining a more fulfilling relationship with a significant other is an ongoing activity, made even more important today as many couples spend either a lot of time together, or not as much, because of social distancing.

7 Free Online Courses To Do While Self Isolating

by Katie Capozzi – March 31st, 2020

In the midst of this global crisis, many websites and course creators are helping out their communities by offering free online courses. This may be your opportunity to learn a skill or expand your expertise.

The first modern pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic pits all of humanity against the virus. The damage to health, wealth, and well-being has already been enormous. This is like a world war, except in this case, we’re all on the same side. Everyone can work together to learn about the disease and develop tools to fight it. I see global innovation as the key to limiting the damage. This includes innovations in testing, treatments, vaccines, and policies to limit the spread while minimizing the damage to economies and well-being.

What is Direct To Consumer Retail?

Direct-to-consumer (or D2C) companies manufacture and ship their products directly to buyers without relying on traditional stores or other middlemen. This allows D2C companies to sell their products at lower costs than traditional consumer brands, and to maintain end-to-end control over the making, marketing, and distribution of products.

Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus

Last updated April 27, 5:33 p.m. EDT

Some 30 million American small businesses are high on the coronavirus’ list of victims. Nearly half of these companies say the pandemic is to blame for unprecedented revenue declines, and with no clear end in sight, the possibility of temporary closures has become a reality for many.

We Live and Die by Zoom’: Boston Accelerators Go Virtual Mid-Program

June Motherhood, a digital health startup offering a virtual doula service, had been working out of the Harvard i-lab space for just a few months when its founders were told to start packing their things to move out. It was mid-March. Harvard University had just told its students not to come back after spring break, with the intention of transitioning all classes to remote learning by the end of the month. The same held true for the i-lab incubator. 

Study finds link
between air pollution,
COVID-19 fatalities

Long-term exposure to higher concentrations of airborne particle pollution significantly increases the death rate for those infected with the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, according to a new Harvard University study. The study, the first to assess the relationship between exposure to fine particles, known as PM2.5, and COVID-19 mortality, also is critical of the Trump administration’s plans to relax enforcement of pollution standards during the ongoing pandemic.

How Coronavirus Has Impacted Leading Female-Founded Startups

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy. In the U.S., 22 million people have filed for unemployment in the last four weeks, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

A California man is handing out free coffee to essential workers — from his kitchen window

Ben Ramirez hands out free cups of coffee to essential workers and neighbors in San Francisco. He keeps a safe distance with the help of a toy gorilla hand. Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning.

Jesse Draper — Halogen Ventures

Halogen Ventures invests ($250k – $1M) in consumer tech companies led by women (The Skimm, Carbon38). Jesse Draper shares her perspective of growing up 4th gen VC, how she learned to be fearless, and much more.