Sandboxx, a Washington, DC — based platform navigating military life, closed an $8M growth funding round.
Backers included Boathouse Capital (lead), PenFed Foundation and others.
Led by Sam Meek, CEO & Co-founder, Sandboxx is a military platform that gives service members a way to confidently navigate connections in the military life via linking service members to their loved ones, career content and lifestyle utilities.
The company’s initial product, Sandboxx Letters, digitized the processes of sending physical letters, empowering service members to maintain meaningful bonds with family and friends back home during basic training.
The company also today announced that it supports more than 70% of this recruit pipeline via its Letters product and in-app basic training preparation content. Written in the app, Sandboxx prints and delivers these letters to all recruit installations faster than traditional mail – getting support to new service members days earlier. Each Sandboxx Letter contains reply stationery and envelope, along with additional items such as gift cards.
Entering the next phase, the company is now broadening its focus towards supporting service members beyond basic training. Beginning with new features such as a digital wallet for on-post shopping, a career advancement tracker and secure unit communications, Sandboxx has a roadmap of products dedicated to the success of military members from recruitment to retirement.