MyScreenCoach

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

Our Company History

ScreenCoach has continued to make strides in their milestones since inception

2019

AN IDEA IS HATCHED

Three 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.
2019

2019

A COMPANY IS FOUNDED

ScreenCoach was founded by the three friends shortly after, initially self-funded with AUD $100K.
2019

2019

FIRST INVESTORS WELCOMED

By year’s end, ScreenCoach had attracted a further AUD $200K in investment from friends, families and fans of the parenting solution
2019

2019

THE WORK BEGINS

The 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.
2019

2020

THE GOVERNMENT TAKES NOTICE

ScreenCoach 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.

2020

2020

DOLLAR-MATCHED CAPITAL IS RAISED

ScreenCoach raises an additional AUD $330K to actualise the dollar-matched grant.
2020

2020

THE PRODUCT IS DEVELOPED

The 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.
2020

2020

ALPHA TRIALS BEGIN

The ScreenCoach team conducts Alpha trials of the product with participating families from around Australia.
2020

2021

ANOTHER GRANT WIN

ScreenCoach 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.
2021

2021

SECOND DOLLAR-MATCHED RAISE COMMENCES

ScreenCoach announces a $1.5 million capital raise to actualise the grant. Investors can register interest (here)[/invest/].
2021

2021

MEDIA TAKE NOTICE

In 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.
2021

2021

BETA TRIALS COMMENCE

In August ScreenCoach is launching Beta trials of the product. We already have 2,500 people who have registered interest in participating.
2021

2021

EXCITED STAKEHOLDERS AWAIT LAUNCH

We 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
2021

2021

SCREENCOACH TO LAUNCH

ScreenCoach expected to become available on Australian app stores by the end of 2021, with an expected overseas launch in 2022.
2021