Blends technological innovation and storytelling to make mobile games that are played globally by millions of people.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, videogame maker Jam City partnered with the World Health Organization to create a platform that promoted social distancing among its players, to whom it also sent care packages of encouragement. From frontline nurses playing puzzle games during breaks to parents needing a moment of peace as restless kids get stuck in doors, thousands wrote in to express their gratitude for the community contact and for the escape and stress relief offered by Jam City's personal programming. For the 2020 presidential election, the company also worked with When We All Vote and Los Angeles County to increase voter turnout and engineered in-game activations that registered users to vote.
An end-to-end real estate platform using human and machine intelligence to match the right home with the right person.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, OJO Labs is continuing to build its remarkable team, comprised of the country’s top talent, working together to solve hard problems, build exceptional products, and significantly impact consumer confidence in crucial, complex, costly, purchases, starting with real estate.
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OJO Labs is taking active steps to increase homeownership among Black and Latinx first-time buyers, starting by identifying critical equity issues within the industry, eliminating potential barriers within the OJO experience, and identifying like-minded collaboration partners. Fresh off a massive $62.5 million funding round in June, the company has been acquiring tech platforms that help position it as an equitable provider of home buying and selling services.
The Garrett Companies
A national real estate company specializing in multifamily development, construction, and management.
The pandemic has exacerbated many existing societal problems; affordable housing is one. Garrett Companies has made filling this housing void its mission. Among other things, it is pinpointing its affordable housing projects in markets where the cost of housing has outpaced service job wages. Focusing on areas where long cycles of rent increases have put pressure on working class residents, the company seeks to provide affordable, high-quality housing options near great neighborhoods and other amenities. The company wants teachers, police officers, city staff, and other service providers to have the option of living close to work, but also near high-end amenities, low crime, and great schools. The company also hopes to do its part to eradicate the practice of remodeling for the sole purpose of raising rent.
Brings a rent-to-own model to homeownership.
By bringing a rent-to-own model to homeownership, Divvy Homes has made buying a home more accessible to people who can't afford traditional mortgages. The company is renting more than 1,500 homes in cities including Atlanta, Cincinnati and Phoenix, and has had its busiest year ever in 2020. Importantly, Divvy Homes ensures that its properties are safe and habitable.
Retails natural products, including household cleaning, personal care, baby, kid, and pet products.
In March, Grove Collaborative became the first and only plastic-neutral retailer in the world committed to becoming 100 percent plastic-free by 2025. The company recently released a full line of plastic-free products as a part of its Beyond Plastic cleaning initiative. In October, it also launched personal care brand Peach, which offers waterless, plastic-free, and effective plant-based solutions. In under a year, Peach is expected to save an estimated 100,000 pounds of plastic that would otherwise enter the environment. The company's subscription model allows households to easily make a permanent shift to less harmful chemicals and packaging.