SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Parenting startup Winnie announced today that it raised over $2.25 million in funding led by Homebrew with participation from BBG Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, Flight Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, KPCB, #Angels, and a number of angel investors. Winnie helps parents and caregivers find great destinations for kids anywhere they go.
Winnie was founded in January 2016 by Sara Mauskopf (formerly Postmates, Twitter, YouTube, Google) and Anne K. Halsall (formerly Quora, Inkling, Google) to make parents' lives easier through technology. It answers basic questions like "is there a changing table in the bathroom?" to more existential questions like "what should I do with my family this weekend?" Winnie is currently available on iOS and on the web at http://winnielabs.com.
"Caring for children is a job—one that is too often assigned to women, and too often considered invisible and inconsequential," said Winnie co-founder and CEO Sara Mauskopf. "Very few tools exist to help people do this job better. It was almost beyond belief to us that the tech community had yet to notice this opportunity, let alone seize it."
With parents in over 100 cities and a database of over 1 million locations, Winnie is uniquely poised to become an essential, trusted tool for the new generation of millennial parents. With its new funding, Winnie is hiring engineers to accelerate development of new features.
Winnie is a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2016 with a mission to make parents' lives easier through technology. With a fast-growing database of curated and crowdsourced information on over 1 million locations, Winnie gives parents the information they need to travel, explore, or even just run errands with their kids — anywhere they happen to be. As one of the first tech companies addressing the rapidly growing market of millennial parents, Winnie is uniquely poised to become an essential tool and enduring brand for modern families. Winnie is currently available on iOS and on the web at http://winnielabs.com.
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