Currently, about 40% of people in the U.S. workforce are parents whose kids are under 18 years old. With soaring childcare costs and limited government assistance, many organizations know it’s important to support working parents more fully. However, no standards have been established that define the kind of benefits these employees should receive. While some […]
About Lynn Perkins
Lynn Perkins is CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, an app and website that’s solving the challenges families face when finding, booking and paying for trusted care, from last minute babysitters to full-time care. An Internet startup veteran, Lynn served as founder and CEO of Xuny.com and VP of Business Development at Bridgepath.com before founding UrbanSitter.
UrbanSitter launched in 2011 with a single mission: to alleviate the impossible load that comes with “doing it all” for your family by delivering trusted care that’s as easy to book as dinner reservations. Since then, Lynn has turned her vision of an “OpenTable for care” into a business that is serving millions of users in 65+ cities.
As a mom of young children who has raised $50M in venture capital funding from top-tier investors like Advance Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Match Group - a division of IAC, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon, Aspect Ventures, A-Grade Investments for a female-led company, Lynn has also broken the Silicon Valley tech CEO stereotype.
Lynn is a thought leader in the areas of raising capital, establishing trust with customers, ensuring women get a seat at the table, marketplaces and the sharing economy. She has been featured in/on CBS This Morning, USA Today, WSJ, The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, and more.
Lynn is a graduate of Stanford University.