Playdate, a UK-based dating platform for single moms and dads, has actually gotten ₤ 250,000 in funds after closing its first external financial investment round. The funds will go towards a bigger group, additional tech advancement, and growing the platform’s digital marketing efforts.

The platform, established by single mom Nevine Coutry, aims to support single moms and dads as they look for others in a comparable scenario.

The app, which released in 2021, uses a large range of special services for single moms and dads. Users can discover childcare service providers within the app, in collaboration with the UK’s most significant baby-sitter and caretaker platform. It likewise enables users to appear undetectable to ex-partners on the site.

“I’m thrilled with the success that we have actually delighted in throughout the first year of Playdate and can not wait to develop on this, broaden the app, and assist a lot more single moms and dads discover love”, stated Coutry.

“When I first began to establish Playdate the world was entering into lockdown and when we really introduced there were still many constraints around conference. Regardless of these challenges, Playdate has actually grown which is just testimony to the reality that there is a big audience for the app. This untapped potential combined with the natural development over the previous year is what has actually truly driven this new financial investment”, she described.

Ankh Impact Ventures is the VC taking part in Playdate’s financial investment round, and CEO Pierre Rolin described why they got included with the dating app:

“Playdate’s objective is lined up with our concentrate on social effect and developing an inclusive digital economy. By cultivating new relationships and family, Playdate will enhance kids’s psychological health and happiness and bring monetary security to more households”, he stated.

The app’s research study discovered that there are presently 2.9 million single moms and dads in the UK and 320 million around the world.

You can discover the Playdate app at this link.