Famtech startup GrandNanny has raised £400K in pre-seed funding for its childcare matching platform. Participants in the round include 3 Sisters Ventures (3SV) Collective, childcare entrepreneur Ben Black, SFC capital as well as TwinklHive, an investment company and business accelerator.
GrandNanny matches interested care givers over 50 with parents searching for part-time childcare. The company’s service is currently available in London and Brighton. The new funds will be used to improve the platform, invest in partnerships, and further expansion i the UK.
Adele Aitchison Founder of GrandNanny, shared with Business Matters: “At GrandNanny, we see the value that age diversity brings to children and their families. We are proud to be backed by leading investors who understand and support our vision. Their financial support and expert advice is already proving invaluable.”
Lois Day, Founding Partner of 3SV Collective, added: “At 3SV Collective we back exceptional entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of technology to create solutions that contribute to a more equitable society, and GrandNanny is undoubtedly aligned with this mission. By simplifying access to and expanding the supply of childcare, GrandNanny helps free up women’s time, which can positively impact the gender leisure gap and improve the gender wealth gap (by allowing women to dedicate more time to advance their careers). In addition, GrandNanny also tackles the gender wealth gap by economically empowering midlife+ adults (typically women) by providing a market for their childcare services.”