All work is redesigned, says Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only forced people to work from home, but also to avail themselves of online health services. It could very well become a norm in the future.
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and venture capitalist, said the pandemic has forced people to switch to online tools like Zoom. “Tools like these are still in the Bronze Age. No one had been obsessed with such things for 10 to 15 years. However, they have been, since last year, ”Ohanian said during the virtual conference. Forbes Under 30 summit on May 26.
Its Seven Seven Six venture capital fund has invested in companies that are reinventing the future of work. He led $ 2.4 million in pre-seed funding for Le Grand, a start-up that provides group career coaching to employees. The company’s certified facilitators teach courses on topics such as “Returning to Work After Becoming a Parent” and “Making a Career Transition”.
The pandemic hit full force a month after the Grand launch in February 2020. “It was a blessing in disguise. Everyone in the world was going through a transition, ”also attended the summit Rei Wang, co-founder of Grand Wang. While the company’s first customers were from the United States and Canada, the online sessions brought people from Nigeria, New Zealand and Singapore to join us. t see their colleagues in real life. What prompted Ohanian to invest in the Grand was his services that support every member of the team and not “just the management team”.
Zachariah Reitano, co-founder and CEO of New York-based digital health start-up Ro, a 3.5-year-old company valued at $ 5 billion, also spoke at the summit. “We were always building for a world where people start their online health journey,” said Reitano, a former Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare 2020 list.
Although this company began helping men treat conditions such as erectile dysfunction and hair loss through its subsidiary Roman, the startup has now moved to female-centric health services. Ro recently announced that she will acquire Modern Fertility, a company that offers home fertility testing for women. The company also offers smoking cessation, weight loss and generic drug services. (Disclosure: Forbes Media has a small investment in Ro.)
The company has partnered with the New York State Department of Health to make vaccines available to elderly New Yorkers who couldn’t make it to vaccination sites. “Necessities are the mother of invention and we have seen it in healthcare especially during the pandemic,” added Reitano.