After a successful partnership on our last funding round, NVM were the natural choice to move up with us on the next phase. The company is known for being early talent spotters and we're delighted they have chosen to invest a second time.
Channel Mum was founded in 2015 by highly successful 'mumpreneur', Siobhan Freegard OBE who in 2000 also co-founded the UK's biggest parenting website Netmums - aimed at millennials mums and parents-to-be.
Netmums was revolutionary and transformed the way women connected on the web, but as times changed Siobhan recognised the growing trend of searching YouTube for information on parental guidance and she saw the opportunity for a platform to present an ‘honest, authentic face of parenting’.
The Channel Mum platform is described as ‘YouTube’s friendliest – and most honest – community for mums’ bringing together thousands of parenting videos in one easy to navigate site where vloggers and businesses alike are able to work with Channel Mum to get in front of their target audiences.
Siobhan leads a talented media team with parenting experience and created Channel Mum by gathering together a group of established vloggers to share their experiences of motherhood. The new site www.channelmum.com curates the best video parenting content from over 150 digital influencers signed to the company, known as ‘mummy vloggers’ and the aim is to build on the popularity of online parenting communities to be the leading video-based parenting proposition.
In May 2018 NVM provided a further investment to the Channel Mum team alongside Downing Ventures.
In Siobhan and her team we see a real passion and energy to succeed; they have a great track record and we have total confidence in them to be market leaders. Channel Mum’s unique business model and continued focus on parenting issues has seen Siobhan and her dedicated team create an extremely successful company and we are delighted to support the business during its next stage of growth and development.