Apryl, a Berlin-based fertility and family planning benefits platform has raised €4.1M led by Breega to invest in growth. Other participants in the round include Atlantic Labs, Crista Galli Ventures, Myelin VC, Alliance For Impact Ventures (a Ventech fund) and Westtech Ventures.
The company was founded in 2019 by Jenny Saft and Tobias Kaufhold to reinvent the way companies support their employees on the path to partenthood. Via Apryl’s platform employers can offer subsidies for care navigation, consultations, access to clinics and treatments such as egg/sperm freezing, IVF, adoption or surrogacy in a secure and confidential way.
On a mission to enable companies to support employees on their path to parenthood, Apryl wants to introduce a new generation of inclusive employee benefits to the workplace – reflecting both the increasing awareness around fertility challenges and growing work-perk competition.
In an inerview with EU-Startups Co-founder & CEO Jenny Saft shared: “We created Apryl because we believe that everyone should have the same chances to start a family – whatever their age, gender, sexual orientation, relationship status or financial means. Companies today have a key role to play in helping employees on their path to parenthood. To remain competitive, they must demonstrate a family-first culture and a willingness to support their employees in this critical life phase. We believe that to win the war for talent, businesses must show they can tackle the problems that really matter to millennials. Apryl’s fertility benefits platform allows them to do just that.”