As announced today, Hamburg, Germany-based startup Familo now offers families the option to enhance security and interact more comfortably based on mobile technology. Today, Familo launched the first version of its smartphone app that allows for a mobile solution to share location, status, short updates, and pictures with family members and be up to date if help is needed. “We offer an app for the world’s strongest social network – the family”, says Hauke Windmüller, member of the three-person founding team behind the new company.

Timed to coincide with the launch of its app for iOS and Android, Familo announced the successful closing of its seed financing round. The group of investors consists of Venista Ventures in the lead role as well as WestTech Ventures, from Berlin, HR Alpha Ventures, from Frankfurt, and a Japanese private investor. Additionally, the City of Hamburg supports the startup as part of the new program InnoRampUp. Familo raised funding of a mid-level six-digit Euro volume. The funds will be assigned to product development and marketing.

Kai Schmude, Chief Operating Officer of Venista Ventures, said: “The founding team of Familo meticulously analyzed the specifics and challenges of communication among family members, and have identified a clear market potential that they are set to exploit in a convincing manner. The app combines a very precise localization technology with a family-friendly, innovative means of communication.”




Familo offers app-based secure and convenient location-based communication for the everyday life of the world’s strongest social network – families. Familo features check-ins, messaging, photo exchange and much more.