KidPass, a New York City-based online platform for families to discover and book kids’ activities, secured $5.1m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners with participation from CoVenture, Y Combinator, TIA Ventures, Bionic Fund, Cocoon Ignite Ventures and FJ Labs. In conjunction with the funding, Jed Katz, a managing director at Javelin, and Rachel Jarrett, president of Zola, joined KidPass’ board of directors.
Led by Solomon Liou, co-founder and CEO, KidPass enables parents to discover thousands of activities for kids of all ages and instantly book them online or via the mobile app.
The company, which had previously raised $1.2m in seed funding, bringing total raised to date to $6.3m, will use the funds to further develop its technology platform adding features for business owners and instructors including class management software, online registration, scheduling, and payment tools, as well as expand into new cities beyond NYC including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Chicago.
Founded by Solomon Liou, Aaron Kaufman, Chhay Chhun, and Olivia Ballvé and launched in January of 2016, KidPass provides an online and mobile platform for families to discover and book kids’ activities and a partner dashboard and class management interface for business owners, which is still in private beta.
In one year, over 20,000 families have signed up to use KidPass to book thousands of activities across 900 kids activity providers, including Gymboree, Kidville, Music Together, Super Soccer Stars, Physique Swimming, The Craft Studio, Chocolate Works, the Museum of Modern Art, YMCA, JCC, and more. Over 100,000 activities have already been booked through the platform to date.
KidPass is available on desktop at www.kidpass.com and as a mobile app through the iTunes app store.