Tweekaboo raises US$800,000 seed round, plots a course for the US

4 Jul 2013

Cork-headquartered technology platform for recording and sharing family moments Tweekaboo has raised US$800,000 in seed funding from a group of Irish and international investors. Enterprise Ireland also participated in the round. The company is to locate an office in the US to accelerate its global journey.

Tweekaboo was founded by Eugene Murphy, an engineer and father of four, to keep track of his kids’ memories. featured Tweekaboo as tech start-up of the week last October.

The company has amassed a user base in more than 100 countries.

“We’re fortunate to have the backing of a small group of investors who between them have raised over US$120m in venture capital and share our vision to build Tweekaboo into a digital family brand,” Murphy explained.

Digital family life

The platform is a mobile first experience aimed exclusively at families and leverages mobile and cloud to journal kids’ memories via one single service.

Parents can use the technology to record everyday moments in kids’ lives and share them with family over a private social network.

“Our product mission is simple, to help families smile everyday,” said Murphy.

“Tweekaboo is a quiet place where today’s digital parents can journal, share and print their children’s life story at the tap of a button.

“Engagement on the platform is very strong as intergenerational archive transfer hasn’t been solved yet,” added Murphy. 

Digital family image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years