How Nex Cubed Portfolio Companies are Responding to COVID-19

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 has altered our day-to-day lives for the foreseeable future and created uncertainty in the global community. At Nex Cubed, we are committed to remaining a calm voice of reason during this pandemic and doing what is best to keep those around our ecosystem safe while continuing to support our portfolio companies.

The evolving pandemic in the United States, which now includes the closing of K-12 schools, universities, local businesses, youth and professional sports leagues, restaurants and gyms, and shelter in place orders has disrupted our normal business processes at Nex Cubed, as it has disrupted all businesses.

While the coronavirus pandemic poses a challenge to the world, the crisis also presents an opportunity to collectively step up and share how some Nex Cubed portfolio companies are working tirelessly to align their technologies to defeat a common enemy, and many are leading the charge to support others inside, and outside, of our communities.

Here is a look at the many ways Nex Cubed portfolio companies are supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Model Medicines —  Model Medicines has joined the fight to battle the global COVID-19 pandemic by harnessing the predictive prowess of their AI Drug Discovery Platform to discover drugs that may be repurposed and serve as therapeutics to prevent individuals from being infected and/or treat individuals infected with the novel coronavirus.

DeFiner — To contribute to the COVID-19 crisis, DeFiner’s Business Developer, Wei Liu, teamed up with Binance to orchestrate the funding and delivery of medical supplies to a hospital in Wuhan. Based in Wuhan, China, Wei Liu recently shared what he learned about Blockchain after two months under lockdown in Wuhan.

Blackbird.AI Blackbird.AI has developed a series of disinformation reports on topics related to COVID-19 to help fight the spread of disinformation.

PorchlightPorchlight, an app for meaningful connections with the people that matter most, is waiving all subscription fees and making their personal connection app 100% FREE during the COVID-19 crisis.

RockStep During this crisis, RockStep Solutions is offering free Climb™ licenses to research teams working on COVID-19 vaccines or therapeutics to support their studies. License fees are waived through 2020. Onboarding and other service fees still apply.

DestinyTo combat COVID-19, Destiny is giving away the Destiny Debt Roboadvisor to banks and credit unions for the next 6 months, free of charge, to help banks help their customers navigate the most critical times of their life. They need you now more than ever, and Destiny has the platform to serve them.

eCare21 eCare21 is collaborating with Dell Technologies to enable virtual healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The integrated solution dramatically simplifies the deployment of patient-centered virtual care for patients with chronic conditions, improving the quality of care and lowering costs. is joining the battle against COVID-19 and its impact on the economy by waiving set-up and servicing fees for financial institutions during the crisis. Earn’s technology helps banks and financial institutions service existing debt instruments in a frictionless and automated manner.

Elly Health Elly Health is supporting the cancer community during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating coronavirus specific content that is delivering empathetic and clarifying messages in a time of chaos and confusion.

Blackbird.AI The COVID-19 outbreak is resulting in constant trending events across social media at an unprecedented rate. According to a new study published by Blackbird.AI, the rise of disinformation online could be making the COVID-19 crisis worse.

OOTify OOTify is supporting mental health and social distancing by leveraging its HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform. They’ve taken steps to connect providers with more clients and are also offering a free 60-day trial from them to use the platform to serve prospective clients.

SkillPower SkillPower has recently signed the US Air Force Department of Defense (DoD) as a client for collaboration on a diabetes-focused digital health app. Together, they will work to provide the latest behavior change from major universities that measurably boosts user’s willpower to improve their health as part of an overall diabetes and pre-diabetes program.

iSport360 Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the suspension of youth sports in our country, iSport360 will give away it’s App for FREE all season long to every sports organization that is struggling to keep its team(s) connected and strong.

Hupnos Hupnos has reduced the price of their anti-snoring mask to $199 so you can sleep calmly, wake rested, and reduce cabin fever.

Tribe Health Solutions Tribe Health has created an end-to-end technology solution for the management of COVID-19 testing data, symptom tracking, and telehealth that leverages the company’s AIR platform – a patent-pending, HIPAA compliant, Blockchain-based platform.

PreMinder PreMinder is on a mission to provide the most effective and efficient communication solution for monitoring patient-provider care plans and adherence opportunities. is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to predict better responders to a therapy, which leads to better patient recruitment and more efficient trials.

FanAI As live esports events are being canceled due to COVID-19, it’s critical for marketers to be on top of their game in strengthening connections with audiences in our “new normal.” Hear tips and how-tos straight from industry experts at National Hockey League (NHL)Twitch, and FanAI Inc on April 30, 1:30-3:30 PM ET. Click here to register with Esports Business Summit.

Many of these resources are generously being offered for free or at a reduced cost — please share this information with those who may benefit.

Thank you for your willingness to band together in this incredible time of need for so many. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like to contribute to the conversation. Be sure to follow the Nex Cubed LinkedIn Page for the latest on how Nex Cubed portfolio companies are joining the fight to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wishing you all the best in health and safety!

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