Koru Kids: Highgate entrepreneur raises £10m for childcare startup and appeals for more older nannies
- Credit: Archant
A Highgate woman is looking to the future after securing £10m of investment for the childcare start-up she launched just three years ago from her kitchen table.
Rachel Carrell left a job in healthcare technology to start Koru Kids - which is a digital platform which matches families with childcare needs with trained nannies who can step in.
Rachel has secured the funding from tech investors Atomico. She told the Ham&High Koru Kids was a solution to the "real challenge" of after school care for families.
She said: "On any given school day, we have over 1,000 nannies across the capital."
Delighted by the funding boost, she added: "We are just getting started, I'm so excited by what we are doing."
You may also want to watch:
She said the service is expanding, and she wanted to help women back into work after they've had their own children. She added: "We would love to have more local nannies - older women living in Hampstead and Highgate should really consider it."
- 1 Women attacked by wrench-wielding man in Hampstead
- 2 South Hampstead neighbours mourn tree felled by Storm Christoph
- 3 Every single critical care bed full at hospitals
- 4 'Big victory,' says man behind Haverstock Hill cycle lanes legal challenge
- 5 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes order scrapped by Camden Council
- 6 Buyers claim luxury flats are 'nightmare' construction site
- 7 Keeping your distance: Hampstead joggers and creperie crowds
- 8 Crouch End's 'Paul the Paper' bids farewell to Broadway stall
- 9 Camden residents offered symptom-free Covid testing
- 10 Obituary: Psychotherapist and author Dr Joseph Berke