We are delighted to announce that we have purchased 16.67% of Boardingware Limited.
Boardingware helps boarding schools manage their students’ movements and pastoral care, replacing stacks of paper, email trails and other cumbersome systems. It allows students, boarding masters and parents to easily request, approve and track absences, such as weekend leave. And it records events, discipline issues and positive feedback on students, making those reports a lot easier to compile.
Created by Paul Organ and Kurt Meyer (Kurt was a boarder at an Auckland school), the SaaS app is narrowly targeted at a global niche. Paul and Kurt understand the boarding master, student and parent requirements very well, and are seen as the authentic insiders when they call on schools. They are winning customers away from their competition, who apparently follow them closely so we won’t say much about Boardingware’s exciting plans in public. But we are very happy to be able to provide funding for Boardingware’s global growth.
I met Paul and Kurt when they pitched at the Webstock Start-up Alley in February 2014, where I was a judge. It was clearly a good year – as last year we invested in fellow finalist InfluxHQ. Paul, Kurt and team have executed very well over the last year and are growing fast.