MyVillage, a Bozeman, Mont.-based in-home childcare startup, closed a $5.95m seed funding round.
Investors included Acumen, Jasmine Social Investments, Better Ventures, Atlassian Foundation, Kairos, Impact Engine, Red Sea Ventures, among others.
The company intends to use the funds to expand childcare locations in Colorado and Montana and expand into more states.
Led by CEO Erica Mackey and Elizabeth Szymanski, MyVillage is a startup that connects families with child care providers and provides a mentoring environment to train and support educators. Educators also receive front- and back-office tools like accounting, marketing and scheduling to make it easy to launch and run an in-home child care program. Available in Colorado and Montana, the company actively partners with the public sector to complement existing programs and standards with a shared goal of improving outcomes for the nation’s earliest learners.