Do you want your kids to be involved with knowledgeable activities?
Well, here is a french app, known as Karamel, which finds the best activities around you; and also helps you book these activities for your kids.
Karamel discovers and books fun, eductaional and fulfilling activities for kids from the age of 0 to 18 years. Also, this could be done with or without parental guidance!
Karamel – The French Startup
Running out of ideas for the weekend family outing? Puzzle to find the ideal course for the next holidays? Want a birthday more exceptional than a cake and party favors? Next year is coming and you have to decide for the year-round?
Karamel wants to become a one-stop shop for things your kids can do. This mobile app is completely a family dedicated application.
When you open the app, you get a curated selection of activities around you so that you can find something to do this weekend, for instance.
If you’re looking for something specific, you can search for activities based on multiple criteria, such as the age of your child, an activity category, price, distance and day of the week.
The startup also just raised a $560,000 round (€500,000) from Kima Ventures, Roxanne Varza, Thibaud Elzière and Oleg Tscheltzoff. Varza participates in the Atomico Angel Programme, which means that Atomico handed out $100,000 to invest in multiple early-stage companies. Atomico and Varza both see returns if the company eventually succeeds.
Is it Available to all?
The service is currently live in Paris. And if you live in Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux or Montpellier, you can search for activities but can’t book through the app just yet.
The startup doesn’t charge any monthly subscription fee. Instead, Karamel is taking a cut on transactions. Parents pay the same price if they book directly or though Karamel.
In the U.S., KidPass provides something vaguely similar, but with a monthly subscription fee. KidPass opted for a credit-based system like Audible or ClassPass.