Dallas-based startup Harbor has raised $3.7 million in a seed funding round, paving the way for the launch of its baby monitor and remote night nanny service.

The seed round was led by Trust Ventures joined by Morrison Seger and Capital Factory. This follows Trust Ventures’ pre-seed investment in September 2022. Additional notable participants for the seed round include former NFL quarterback Tim and Demi-Leigh Tebow, retired US professional tennis player John and Madison Isner, NFL punter Thomas and Lauren Morstead, and entrepreneurs Sam and Sara Sodine Parr.

Harbor’s baby monitor, launching in May, offers key features like local and remote access that streams with or without internet, a high-quality camera that streams in 2k, data privacy assurance, split screen capabilities to monitor up to four children, and Smart Audio, a more considered and helpful alerting system. 

Harbor will also be launching a new remote night nanny service, making all-night expertise and coaching from professionally trained infant experts available to families for a fraction of the cost of traditional night nannies and infant care programs. Harbor’s remote nanny services will become available for $20 per night compared to the traditional $400-$700 per night fees. 

Other telehealth services will include lactation and postpartum counseling, and sleep and wellness coaching. 

Co-founders Charlie Hill and Kevin Lavelle. Photo credit: Harbor

The idea of Harbor was conceptualized after a personal experience co-founder and CEO Kevin Lavelle had with a leading baby camera on the market. One morning, Lavelle woke up to realize the camera in his infant’s nursery had lost connection to his phone’s app and, upon further research, found that app-based systems cannot be relied upon to be a true baby monitor. 

Lavelle partnered with co-founder and chief product officer Charlie Hill to begin an intensive product development cycle to revolutionize key attributes that had been overlooked in the infant monitoring space.

“This investment helps us launch to the world. Our mission is to create happier parents and healthier families, one restful night at a time. We’re democratizing access to sleep expertise and improving family wellness,” says Lavelle in a release. “Technology should make our lives better. Today’s solutions increase anxiety in an already overwhelming and difficult time where we should be able to focus on our little ones”

Starting this month, Harbor will launch a waitlist campaign to offer early access to its device and services.

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