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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Our Company History

ScreenCoach has continued to make strides in their milestones since inception


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.

A company is founded

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

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

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.

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.

Dollar-matched capital is raised

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

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.

Alpha trials begin

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

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.

Second dollar-matched raise commences

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

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.

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.

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

ScreenCoach to launch

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

As a ScreenCoach investor you’ll be eligible for a 20% tax rebate, plus your investment Capital Gains Tax free*.

This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Entrepreneurs’ programme.

*We recommend you seek independent financial advice before considering any investment opportunity