Gannett announced an investment in Cozi (cozi.com), a free web service that helps families manage schedules, share information and stay in communication. As part of the equity investment, Gannett will receive a minority stake in Cozi and a seat on the company’s Board. Gannett will market the Cozi brand and product throughout its media channels which include USA Today, its network of 85 daily and regional newspapers, hundreds of local websites and 23 television stations.
Cozi launched in the fall of 2006 and now has more than 600,000 family members. Families can access Cozi from home, work or on-the-go with any computer or mobile phone so they are always connected to the information they need.
As part of the partnership, the companies will collaborate on product innovations that tap into Gannett’s deep local content, information and calendar data. New Cozi features, to be announced later this year, will help families more easily manage calendars and plan activities in the communities where they work, go to school and actually live their busy lives.