With Azoomee’s equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close next week, the child safety app has successfully secured nearly £575,000 from over 230 investors. The company launched its initiative last month seeking£450,000 to license more content on the app (video, games, audiobooks), the more app development and continue to grow its subscriber base.
Azoomee allows children between the ages of 5 and 8 years old to watch, play, listen and get creative in one secure place. The app was launched earlier this year and is pre-loaded onto O2’s Family Tablet. It works on any iOS of Android device for the price of £4.99 per month, per family. The creators of Azoomee, Estelle and Douglas Lloyd stated they created the app as a way to keep their children safe online after their daughter came across inappropriate content.
“The critical nature of Azoomee’s mission – keeping children safe online and teaching them, from an early age, how to be smart and safe when using the Internet – has enabled the company to attract employees from blue chip companies including HSBC, British Telecom, News International, Deezer and Hopster.”
In a recent update, the Azoomee team announced the app’s co-founder, Estelle, has been nominated for Innovator of the Year at the Women in IT awards 2017. It was noted:
“Estelle has also been invited to become a monthly columnist at the Huffington Post. Her first article “Becoming Digitally Savvy: What We Can Learn From Our Kids” was published very recently. Going forward every month Estelle will tackle a different aspect of parenting and technology for the Huffington Post.”
The campaign will close on October 11th.
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