UrbanSitter, an online service for parents and sitters to connect, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Canaan Partners with First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners and several angels participating. UrbanSitter harnesses the power of social recommendations in a space where a friend’s recommendation is critical—child care. UrbanSitter leverages Facebook Connect so parents can view sitters that their friends already know, trust and recommend. You sign up on the site, and connect your Facebook account, and can view sitters known through friends or affiliations—including schools, sports teams and parent groups.
Received $6 Million Funding
Participation by First Round Capital, Canaan Partners, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners
UrbanSitter is a website that helps parents find and book babysitters throughout the city.
UrbanSitter, which may become the high-tech version of “The Baby-Sitters Club,” now has a bigger allowance with which to operate. The San Francisco-based company is somewhat similar to the teen-oriented book series by Ann M. Martin, in which a group of middle-school students help parents find babysitters.