We are obsessed with “tech-enabled parenthood” and co-creating with entrepreneurs who are curious and want to make parenting easier.
Only 20% of millennials have had children. This suggests there will soon be a wave of new parents expecting better solutions to age-old parenting problems. We exist to help entrepreneurs solve these problems.
The Be Curious Partners model was designed for co-creation. Our team has built companies that have scaled globally and across industries. We get in the trenches with portfolio company and help “company build.”
When there is mutual value, our portfolio companies have access to Kids II assets – its relationships, resources, and reach – where it can create an unfair advantage for both.
good buy gear
Good Buy Gear helps solve two big problems for families: 1) it helps families unload gently used (or previously loved!) baby and child gear for money, and 2) it helps families wanting to purchase name brand, gently used products at discounted prices, saving on the family budget and the environment. Good Buy Gear’s “white glove” service blends the best of a neighborhood consignment store (home pickup) with the scale and ease of use of eCommerce. The secret sauce to their model lies in the “Wingmoms,” who are the soul of the business, brand ambassadors, and responsible for everything from warehouse management to product quality testing.
KIDBOX creates a personalized box of style for children ages newborn to 14, offering the hottest brands at an amazing value while providing convenience for the time-starved parent. For every box kept by customers, KIDBOX also provides new clothing to a child in need. It’s a company with a social mission at its core, and through the KIDBOX shopping experience, customers are starting conversations with their children about the importance of giving.
Wonderschool launched in 2016 by a group of educators and technologists in California. The company’s mission is to provide quality childcare to every child in the world. They are doing this by building a platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes. They provide a "preschool in a box" model where they provide assistance from licensing, curriculum, school setup, and everything in between.
Caribu is an education platform that helps parents, extended family, and mentors to read and draw with children, in an interactive video-call, from anywhere in the world. The result is an engaging shared screen experience. An in-app bookstore is filled with hundreds of titles from leading children’s publishers, in six languages, and educational workbooks. The company serves customers in 148 countries.
Kinedu helps parents and caregivers answer two of the biggest questions parents face: 1) is my child developing "on track," and 2) what are things I can do to encourage development? Through activities, insights, and tools, Kinedu helps strengthen the parent-child relationship and build a foundation for all future learning. This is done by creating personalized daily lesson plans developed specifically for that baby through an at-home assessment.
We're a global fund, primarily investing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
We invest in early stage companies (seed to series b) across industries. We add the most value to companies building 2-sided marketplaces, platforms, media, and consumer products.
We’re all about co-creation. We help our portfolio companies grow, from finding product/market fit and building teams, to developing revenue models and scaling businesses.
Strategy, corporate development, sales, people, operations, Alabama football
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Product, operations, corporate development, scaling, long-distance running
Strategy deployment, deal structuring, process improvement, Georgia football