In the midst of an economic downturn, Amsterdam-based startup Peekabond closes a pre-seed investment round. Joanna Invests teamed up with Ellevate, a community of international female IT professionals.

In May this year, Silicon Canals wrote an article on Joanna Invests, describing that it is a new community of female angel investors funding female entrepreneurs, thereby breaking down the barriers for women to start investing, and giving more access to capital for female founders. It unlocks investment opportunities in startups for a minimum ticket of EUR 2,000. The investment in Peekabond is Joanna Invests’ third deal this year and the portfolio also includes We Are Eves and Quan. They have invested alongside renowned investors like Tablomonto, HearstLab and Y Combinator.

This round, Joanna Invests teamed up with Ellevate, a community of international female IT professionals. Other angel investors who co-invested in the round are amongst others Martine Rooth, cofounder of Smiler, (a startup that raised €7.4 million in May), and an early angel investor in TestGorilla (that raised €66 million in June).  

Anieke, Founder of Peekabond says: “We’re very happy to diversify our cap table with new female investors that are close to our target group of expat families and especially moms. What I’m most proud of, is that in this round we have received investments from several founders I’m inspired by, that I have invested in, or that I have worked with in the past when I was still working as a VC investor for and RTL Ventures. This is a vote of confidence and gives a boost of new energy”. 

Claire, Founder of Joanna Invests: “The founding team at Peekabond consists of experienced professionals dedicated to making Peekabond a success. Their combination of experience in venture capital, supporting entrepreneurs, tech, product development, and child development science is very strong. Together, they form a winning team and we believe that they will be able to build a successful company. We are excited to be part of their journey.”

The new investment will be used for the technological and content development of the Peekabond app.