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Danish SaaS platform for daycares closes $18M Series A Round

Denmark’s Famly, a digital platform that empowers daycares, nurseries, and parents to manage communications, announced that it has raised $18M in a latest Series A round. The latest investment brings the total amount of funds raised over $20M so far. The round was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity. SGE is joining existing investors, notably Zendesk founders and Just Eat’s ex-CEO.

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Founded in 2013 by Anders Laustsen and Henrik Rasmussen, Famly is an all-in-one Saas platform providing parents with a social feed that includes photos and updates about their child’s day, and helps childcare centres with managing admin tasks.

Famly’s platform gives parents a social media-style news feed with highlights from the day, as well as one place to message and collaborate with their children’s teachers to help continue their education at home.

Laustsen says, “We’ve all heard it takes a village to raise a child, but for too long, the modern backbone of that village – nurseries, daycares, preschools, pre-kindergartens – haven’t been given enough thought or investment. We have a responsibility to support teachers with better tools, and to make sure they no longer simply keep parents ‘up to date’ with forgotten scrapbooks and email newsletters sent straight to spam. That’s why my favourite image of Famly is a blank tablet, screen off, job done, and a teacher back doing the important work with children.” “Our mission from day one has been to help educators give their very best to their children every day and we will use this funding to help more educators do just that,” adds Laustsen.

Noa Woflson, Partner at SGE, says, “Famly has an exceptional relationship with its customers and provides the kind of window into their child’s day that every parent misses when they’re away from them. We look forward to working together with Famly as it brings its market leading product to new cities, communities, and educators around the world.”

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