KoalaSafe – Personal Firewall for the Home

by Mike88Mar 21, 2015

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Ed: This is a brilliant idea, a single hardware device that gives one point of control for the home network to allow parents to centrally control network access to Apps and websites across different devices and device types.

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These guys are based out of the ATP Incubator in Sydney and have just launched a Kickstarter campaign a few days ago which is accelerating very quickly.

You can order one from their Kickstarter campaign here

 

Startup Name

KoalaSafe

What problem are you solving?

The lack of parenting tools for managing internet-connected devices. Kids get obsessed with games like Minecraft, they stumble across content that’s inappropriate and parents have no idea what’s going on. It’s important because it’s a health issue and a huge part of all kids lives now.

What is your solution?

A box in the home that creates a new wireless network for kids. It offers parents time-limits, parental insights, app & site blocking – across all devices in the home. No per-device config required.

Why is this a great opportunity?

The market is massive. 38 million broadband connected homes in America with children. Spend any time around parents at a bbq and they’ll all complain about how much time their kids spend online, or that they can’t keep on top of what their kids are doing online.

Target Market
Families with broadband internet and children 4-17.
Typically this is a mother or grandmother, aged 24-55.
How will you make money?
Margin on the box and then paid-for software upgrades
Founders Names
Steve Pack and Adam Mills
Your contact email hello@koalasafe.com
Website http://koalasafe.com
What type of funding has the company received
Angels

 

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Mike88
Mike88
Mike Nicholls Australian Inventor + Entrepreneur working with a small team of engineers building prototypes from Inventions including two medical devices. Publishes Startup88.com and has assessed/reviewed +500 inventions and +200 startups in the last 3 years. Mentors Sydney Startups via Incubate and other incubators and helps members of the Australian Startup Community via the Startup88.com website with free publicity and advertising. Experience in numerous industries including Digital Publishing, Cloud Computing, Apps, Hardware, Aviation, Real Estate & Finance and Health/Medical Devices.
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