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Outstanding childcare for modern families

Outstanding childcare for modern families

Koru Kids (korukids.co.uk) is on a mission to improve childcare in London. It's desperately needed. Did you know that most families with children spend as much on childcare as they do on their mortgage? Or that the average cost of a nanny in Central London is £37,000? Did you know that nurseries aren't much cheaper than that, if you have two children? Did you know that many nurseries shut for summer holidays, and that if your child is sick they can't go for the next 48 hrs? If you're a parent, you probably knew all of that and more.

Koru Kids will solve these problems, starting with nanny share. We have 1500 families on our platform, and recently concluded a 3x oversubscribed funding round.

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Coronavirus prompts surge in demand for childcare startups

  • Sifted
  • 2 months ago

Demand for childcare startups is increasing as professionals around Europe adapt to the new reality of trying to look after their work and their kids all at once. We've felt the coronavirus effect at Sifted too, with the patter of tiny feet becoming commonplace in our weekly editorial video meetings.

Coronavirus prompts surge in demand for childcare startups

Atomico raises $820m fund to back European founders

  • Sifted
  • 3 months ago
  • European venture capital firm Atomico has cemented its place in the ranks of venture capital royalty: it’s just raised a new mega fund of $820m.
  • That’s far bigger than the funds announced by other Europe-focused venture capital firms Balderton, Northzone and Accel last year — and it brings Atomico’s total assets under management to $2.7bn. It raised its previous fund of $765m in 2017.
  • The team is on the hunt for “mission-driven” founders at Series A and beyond.
  • Atomico is an operational fund, meaning it has a huge team of people who aren’t scouting out the next big thing; instead, they’re helping the startups already in the portfolio become the next big thing.
Atomico raises $820m fund to back European founders
CEO & Founder, Koru Kids - transforming childcare in London. YGL, Rhodes Scholar, ex McKinsey, former CEO of world's largest online doctor service
Total raised


Funded over

2 rounds

Latest round

Series A (Aug 2019)

Coffee machines

Free yoga classes

Secure bike room and showers

Step-free office

Non-gendered bathrooms

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