Everything's moving online. That's only accelerating during lockdown and social distancing.
Data about in-app purchases and online receipts confirm what many are experiencing: eCommerce and online food delivery are surging. Amazon has said it will hire 100,000 extra staff. But new entrants like Farmdrop and Crisp are also getting a lift. In Asia, Gojek raised a massive round to compete with Grab.
Previously we launched landscapes of contactless healthcare platforms and companies directly combating covid-19 through vaccine development, drug and equipment manufacturing, robotic detection, diagnosing and more. This week, we provide a new landscape of critical services and infrastructure during life under lockdown.
This also includes conferencing and collaboration software providers that help by extending their free plans, enabling remote work (Zoom, WebEx). Edtech startups support students in the infected areas by giving free access to their education platforms (Byju’s, Coursera). Others help people stay fit and reduce anxiety (Down Dog, Yogaia).