B2RLaw advises early stage technology company The Village Network on financing received by a group of investors including Credo Ventures, 500 Startup and Tilia Impact Ventures11/07/2022
B2RLaw has once again advised The Village Network, the Polish company behind Wioski.co, which is run by three female entrepreneurs, on financing received by a group of investors, including Credo Ventures, 500 Startup and Tilia Impact Ventures. The start-up has just finalized a EUR 3.4 million seed round, allowing the company to open its first foreign villages.
The Village Network offers high-quality nurseries, kindergartens, day care centers and schools based on the values of intimacy parenting, non-violent communication and pedagogy that focuses on the needs of the child.
The mission of the organization is to support parents and educators in opening their own childcare points. It facilitates the co-creation of villages – places underpinned by the respect for children and their ideas. As a whole, these communities are changing the face of child education.
The Village is an SaaS enabled marketplace that reaches two target groups. It connects parents looking for professional care for their child, and persons who provide such care. This helps facilitate the process of mothers (fathers are also welcome to participate!) returning to work after maternity leave, whilst also creating new employment by, for example, professionalizing the services of nannies and childminders. It is the first such available comprehensive solution on the market of childcare and early childhood education on a European scale, and is in line with the global micro-schooling trend.
Agnieszka Hajos-Iwańska advises, “we thank The Village Network for once again trusting us to advise on this exciting transaction. Our all-women team is extremely proud to have supported three female entrepreneurs that are changing the face of the child care and education market, and we wish them well on their further journey in doing so”.