Schulich Instructor and Team Raises $1 Million for Parenting App
A student’s academic journey can last several years, but a parent’s journey lasts a lifetime. Schulich Entrepreneurial Studies Instructor, Althea Wishloff, aims to help new mothers and families on their parental journey with the launch of the new subscription-based app Koble.
Koble’s goal is to reinvent the prenatal and postpartum experience by connecting parents and healthcare experts to provide multidisciplinary care. The Koble team recently raised $1M with the participation of Garage Capital and Panache Ventures.
“I’m very excited, alongside my team, to build a product that brings better prenatal and postpartum support to parents across the globe,” said Wishloff. “Schulich network has helped elevate Koble’s brand and convene a network of supporters as we bring out solution to market.”
In seeking healthcare investors with expertise in recruitment and direct-to-consumer products, Koble also received funds investment from prominent executives from Telus, Shopify, Uber, League, and Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Koble’s new focus is building a community within the platform by delivering cohort-based learning experiences where new parents can start their journeys alongside other families. The company will then work to provide virtual one-to-one care early next year.