Our third seed round of investment is now open
ScreenCoach has already completed its first two rounds of funding. It is qualified as an early stage innovation company (ESIC) and has been awarded an Australian Government Accelerating Commercialisation Grant
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An idea is hatchedThree friends Gary Borham, Peter & Stephanie Kakris were discussing the problem of managing their kids’ excessive screen time use at a BBQ. Realising they all shared this ongoing challenge in common despite their individual efforts, it became clear that screen time management support was a gap to be filled.
A company is foundedScreenCoach was founded by the three friends shortly after, initially self-funded with AUD $100K.
First investors welcomedBy year’s end, ScreenCoach had attracted a further AUD $200K in investment from friends, families and fans of the parenting solution
The work beginsThe ScreenCoach proof-of-concept is built for the software and hardware components, qualitative and quantitative research starts (a mix of focus groups, 1:1 interviews and online surveys) and the patent process commences.
The government takes noticeScreenCoach secures AUD $330K through the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grant which provides SMBs, entrepreneurs and researchers with funding with the aim to strengthen, grow, innovate and commercialise Australian business both nationally and globally.
Dollar-matched capital is raisedScreenCoach raises an additional AUD $330K to actualise the dollar-matched grant.
The product is developedThe team works hard to advance the software and hardware components to create a minimum viable product (MVP). This is built based on intense market research conducted with families, psychologists, health providers and - most importantly - children and teenagers.
Alpha trials beginThe ScreenCoach team conducts Alpha trials of the product with participating families from around Australia.
Another grant winScreenCoach secures an additional AUD $670K in government funding in Stage 2 of the Accelerating Commercialisation grant, bringing total government support of ScreenCoach to AUD $1million.
Second dollar-matched raise commencesScreenCoach announces a $1.5 million capital raise to actualise the grant. Investors can register interest (here)[/invest/].
Media take noticeIn light of research confirming the negative effects of screen time on children’s health, the ScreenCoach solution takes the interest of media outlets A Current Affair, 7news, The Courier Mail, ausbiz TV, Ticker News and the Austereo radio network.
Beta trials commenceIn August ScreenCoach is launching Beta trials of the product. We already have 2,500 people who have registered interest in participating.
Excited stakeholders await launchWe already have 633 customers sign up to get early access to ScreenCoach Additionally, the government has committed to purchase 100 subscriptions of ScreenCoach for less privileged families
ScreenCoach to launchScreenCoach expected to become available on Australian app stores by the end of 2021, with an expected overseas launch in 2022.