Private, ad-free sharing for your family

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Private Simple Sharing

We can feel that our whole lives are documented online. The good, the bad and the ugly. Some people are completely comfortable with this. Others are starting to question.

Issues of online privacy are on the increase.

More than half (56%) of parents prefer to keep family photos and videos away from social media for reasons of privacy, according to a recent Ofcom report.

Speaking to families, we realised that many have the need for a private place to share children’s creations and private family memories safely online.

With existing social networks you are the product. Free isn’t free, your personal data is sold to advertisers.
With Kindabaโ€™s simple and sustainable pay-per-household model, there are no ads, and we donโ€™t sell your personal data to anyone.
Weโ€™re committed to building a private, safe, and simple platform to empower families to stay connected.

Who are we?

Weโ€™re a group of daughters, sons, cousins, and parents passionate about creating a space where all family members can feel confident and engaged sharing with each other.

Here’s why we created Kindaba:

For Privacy

You own your data. No ads. No data-selling. No complex privacy controls. No over-familiar admirers (unless you want them โ€“ cue proud grandparents!)

For Simplicity

Plan, share and celebrate lifeโ€™s magic moments easily with the whole family. No one is left out if they’re not comfortable on public social media and the platform is easy to use so that everyone can connect.

For Convenience

Include the whole family in one online space making messaging, updating and organising family far easier. No more double messaging.

Key facts & Quick Links

  • Founded in January 2017 after two years of research into how families communicate.
  • Team of 4: Rob Gelb (CEO), Lizzie Brough (CXO), Will Wright (CTO), Charlie Fontana (Lead Developer) Bios here
  • In private alpha since May 2017, currently in limited public release, available on iOS (Launching on Android before the end of September 2017)
  • Funding & Financing rounds: February 2017 (ยฃ55,000), September 2017 (ยฃ70,000)
  • Member of Seed Haus Accelerator: selected as one of five startups to start with Seed Haus’s inaugural cohort out of 165 applicants
  • Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Kindaba is a [Social Impact Company committed to expanding Empowerment, Employment, and Education with Technology. Find out more about our Social Impact Aims. You can find our blog here

Investors, Accelerators, Advisors, & Partnerships

Entrepreneurial Spark

Kindaba has been a member of E-Spark’s Edinburgh Hub since May 2017. Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free people accelerator and is powered by RBS.

Seed Haus

Kindaba was selected as one of five startups to start with Seed Haus’s inaugural cohort out of 165 applicants. Seed Haus works closely with thought leaders and subject matter experts to understand the big problems that need solved and help build market-driven startups

  • Sir Tom Hunter – Sir Thomas Blane Hunter is a Scottish businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, West Coast Capital
  • Mr Rob Dobson (Actix) – Chariman, Co-founder, DevicePilot, Chairman, Float, Director, founding Chairman, Singletrack Systems, Investor: Mallzee, BondMason, Make it Social
  • Mr Alistair Forbes (LogicNow/Solarwinds MSP) – Executive Chairman, KILTR, Board Member, Auvik Networks, Par Equity
  • Mr Paul Walton (IPOS/iZettle)
  • Ms Judy Wilson (Marketry) – Investor: Flexciton, Whichit, Adimo, BEYOND Labs, Make it Social
  • Mr James Watt (BrewDog)
  • Mr Paddy Burns (4J studios)
  • Mr Chris van der Kuyl (4J studios) – Chairman, TVSquared, Chairman, Team17 Digital
  • Mr Gav Dutch (Yavi)
  • Mr Paul Davidson (West Coast Capital) – Chairman, Order Dynamics, Dynamic Action, and Winchburgh Developments

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You can find our logo and team photo kit here.



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