Venture Funding

Parenting Startup Winnie Raises $2.25 Million Seed Round


SAN FRANCISCO — Winnie, a parenting startup, has raised over $2.25 million in seed 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. The company was founded in January 2016 by Sara Mauskopf (formerly Postmates, Twitter, YouTube, Google) andAnne 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

“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 hoping to become an essential, trusted tool for the new generation of millennial parents. With its new funding, Winnie plans to hire engineers to accelerate development of new features.

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