Just Be Friends, a Kelowna, BC, Canada-based startup that’s working on a solution to connect families and build community, secured $650k in funding.
Backers included private investors, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT), and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program.
Led by founder and CEO Janice Taylor, jbfkids.com is an interactive social education platform that helps families and children connect, with each other and with their community.
Launched in beta last spring, the platform allows parents to create a family profile and get matched up with other families.
Lance Priebe, co-founder of Disney Club Penguin, and Raghwa Gopal, a Kelowna entrepreneur and president of the Okanagan Angel Network, are members of Just Be Friends’ board of directors.