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Dec. 7, 2021

Future of Work: Providing Childcare as a Benefit with Jessica Chang of WeeCare, the Largest Childcare Network in the U.S.

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Jessica Chang (@jessicajchang) Co-founder and CEO at WeeCare, a childcare network that provides access to affordable, high-quality childcare while supporting childcare providers in operating sustainable businesses through technology.


Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Jessica Chang (@jessicajchang) Co-founder and CEO at WeeCare, a childcare network that provides access to affordable, high-quality childcare while supporting childcare providers in operating sustainable businesses through technology.
 
WeeCare has also created the only childcare benefits program built to enable employers of all sizes to cost-effectively offer employees and team members the most convenience and support for their childcare needs. WeeCare’s Childcare Benefits result in decreased employee absenteeism, reduced job turnover, and increased job satisfaction.
 
More information about WeeCare:

WeeCare is the largest childcare network in the United States, with the mission of providing access to affordable, high-quality childcare for all families. Parents use WeeCare to find, tour, and enroll with the perfect childcare provider for their family. WeeCare supports families along the way with messaging, photo and video updates, and health and safety features through the app. Childcare providers are supplied with the support and tools they need to manage and grow their business with ease, including enrollment and finance management, tuition payment collection, and professionally developed curriculum. WeeCare was founded by a team set on solving the childcare crisis and proud to support women and minority-owned small businesses.

Jessica Chang’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessicajchang

Show notes:

- What WeeCare does
- The other side of Jessica's marketplace
- Where the idea of building a childcare network came from
- What fueled the growth of WeeCare
- The experience of building a two-sided marketplace
- Growing WeeCare during the pandemic
- The average daycare costs
- The advantage of having childcare benefits
- The biggest pushback Jessica got from companies
- Jessica's educational advice
- The benefit of providing data back to Jessica’s employees
 
More about the show:

The Vitalize Podcast, a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 300+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.

Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital ( https://vitalize.vc/ ), The Vitalize Podcast includes two main series.

The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world. The goal? To help develop the next generation of amazing investors.

The Future of Work series takes a look at the founders and investors shaping the new world of work, including insights from our team here at Vitalize Venture Capital.

More about us:

Vitalize Venture Capital was formed in 2017 as a $16M seed-stage venture fund and now includes both a fund as well as an angel investing community investing in the future of work. Vitalize has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Vitalize Team:
Gale - https://twitter.com/galeforceVC​
Caroline - https://twitter.com/caroline_yeager​
Justin - https://twitter.com/justingordon212​

Vitalize Angels, our angel investing community open to everyone:
https://vitalize.vc/vitalizeangels/