bloss, which connects expectant mother and father with consultants, raises £1M Pre-seed led by Antler – TechCrunch


bloss is a UK startup that connects would-be or current mother and father to pre-vetted parenting consultants. It has now raised £1million in a pre-seed spherical led by Antler, the early-stage VC and can be backed by angels together with Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Narry Singh, footballer Andriy Shevchenko and British-Jamaican entrepreneur, Alexandra Chong. The funds shall be used to launch the bloss app later this yr.

The startup claims to have greater than 95,000 customers in 161 international locations, with 530% progress and over 200 consultants since launching 6 months in the past.

Bloss goes up towards current apps within the house resembling tinto which is geared toward expectant mums and already has an app.

The corporate was based throughout the pandemic by one in every of Uber’s first staff and a member of the UK founding group, Stephanie Desmond, while pregnant along with her third baby. Desmond had struggled with a number of IVF rounds to get pregnant, discovering trusted knowledgeable recommendation was missing. So maybe you might name Bloss an ‘Uber for child-rearing consultants’? Her cofounder is ‘mummy influencer’ and actuality TV star Binky Felstead.

On Bloss, mother and father are matched with consultants resembling midwives, sleep consultants, nutritionists, and baby psychologists, to reply their questions inside 24 hours.

Desmond mentioned: “Folks need assist however they only don’t know the place to get it – the web is a minefield of dangerous recommendation so we make parenting that little bit simpler by democratizing entry to tons of of consultants. From humble beginnings brainstorming round my kitchen desk, we are actually seeing a quick uptake of consultants and customers worldwide with a mean progress of 88% month on month.”

Ollie Purdue, Antler VC Accomplice mentioned: “Steph has grown the enterprise exceptionally nicely on this preliminary interval and we’re excited to place all of Antlers’ sources behind it to assist it attain extra mother and father world wide. We see bloss being such a precious product to many properties and we sit up for seeing the optimistic influence it is going to have on households.”

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