A new app launched by a Schulich School of Business instructor and her team aims to improve the health and happiness of parents.
A student’s academic journey can last several years, but a parent’s journey lasts a lifetime. Schulich entrepreneurial studies instructor Althea Wishloff aims to help new mothers and families on their parental journey with the launch of the new subscription-based app Koble.
Koble’s goal is to reinvent the prenatal and post-partum experience by connecting parents and health-care experts to provide multidisciplinary care. The Koble team recently raised $1 million with the participation of Garage Capital and Panache Ventures.
“I’m very excited, alongside my team, to build a product that brings better prenatal and post-partum support to parents across the globe,” said Wishloff. “Schulich network has helped elevate Koble’s brand and convene a network of supporters as we bring our solution to market.”
In seeking health-care investors with expertise in recruitment and direct-to-consumer products, Koble also received funds investment from prominent executives from Telus, Shopify, Uber, League and Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Koble’s new focus is building a community within the platform by delivering cohort-based learning experiences, where new parents can start their journeys alongside other families. The company will then work to provide virtual one-to-one care early next year.