Kindaling successfully closes a seed funding round
BERLIN, January 27, 2021 - Kindaling receives funding from well-known business angels and IBB Ventures. Also in the Corona pandemic, Kindaling supports leisure providers as well as (expectant) parents with a broad online course offering for the whole family and relevant content around Corona, Lockdown & Co.
Parent tech startup Kindaling, which accompanies parents in every situation of leisure, closes a seed financing in the high six-figure range. In addition to well-known scene heads, such as Alex Sutter (Kitchen Stories, Keleya) and Christian Dereser (StudySmarter, vetevo), IBB Ventures is also participating in the financing round with Corona aid for startups.
In addition to further growth in the already launched major cities - Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Zurich, the investment serves the further DACH expansion and the expansion of the supra-regional online offering. In addition, the team is to be expanded.
The use of the platform remains completely free for parents. For providers, too, use is simple and secure thanks to a commission model. Kindaling thus creates a new market for small providers from the leisure industry and focuses on completeness of a comprehensive offer for parents.
Christopher Lansloot, CEO & Founder of Kindaling:
"We are very pleased that we have been able to attract new investors in these turbulent times. This shows us that we are pursuing the right vision with the right model and that we can act quickly and flexibly as a team even in challenging phases."
Elena Margulis, Co-Founder & CMO of Kindaling:
"As a one-stop-shop for parents and leisure providers, we are taking a pioneering role in DACH and look forward to driving growth with the support of our investors, but also to create increased impact through our digital solution for parents."
Alex Sutter, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Carry-On-Publishing GmbH:
"Kindaling's strong founding team has already generated significant revenue on its own, without external funding, just in Berlin, and has earned a great reputation among parents and providers. As business angels, we are happy to now support the further expansion in DACH, which has started promisingly despite the pandemic."
Rayk Reitenbach, Investment Director / Authorized Representative at IBB Ventures:
"With the strong traction in the product and the potential of market dominance in the addressed area, Kindaling's very dedicated team convinced us. We look forward to further building the company and working together."
Founded in 2016 by family father Christopher Lansloot, the online platform kindaling.de facilitates leisure activities for families and is THE digital source of inspiration and booking platform for an unforgettable childhood. Started in Berlin, Kindaling is now represented in seven major German cities, including Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, as well as Zurich. More cities are planned - and the team of the Berlin-based startup is also growing. In 2019, Christopher Lansloot brought marketing expert Elena Margulis on board as co-founder, and together they want to build the largest search engine and booking platform for leisure activities for families.
About IBB Ventures
IBB Ventures (www.ibbventures.de) has been providing venture capital to innovative Berlin-based companies since 1997 and has established itself as the market leader in early stage financing in Berlin. The funds are primarily used for the development and market launch of innovative products or services as well as for business concepts in the creative industries. Currently, two funds with a total volume of EUR 100 million are in the investment phase. Both VC funds are financed by funds from Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the State of Berlin. IBB Ventures has already invested in more than 240 Berlin-based creative and technology companies; in consortia with partners, the startups received approximately EUR 1.62 billion, of which IBB Ventures has invested more than EUR 240 million as lead, co-lead or co-investor. IBB Ventures is the umbrella brand for the VC activities of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.
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