About Kinside


Universal access to quality child care for all working parents.

We launched out of Y Combinator to tackle the single most stressful part of being a working parent in the modern world: child care. We’re guided by the principle that all families and kids deserve access to high quality care.

American economic growth has been driven primarily by women entering the workforce for several decades. However, workplace culture and structures have not caught up to the demands of dual-working families, nor family-centric values. We are here to change that.

Founding Team

Our founders are experts in organizing outdated industries, facilitating payments, and the benefits space. Kinside CEO, Shadiah Sigala, cofounded and scaled the late-stage tech company HoneyBook, where she intentionally designed a culture supportive of working parents. Our CTO, Abe Han also held a role at HoneyBook as lead engineer where he launched the network product. Rob Bircher, COO, has over 15 years of leadership experience in healthcare benefits companies, such as Aetna and Picwell. Together, we are parents on a mission.


Join Us

Are you interested in joining a seasoned and soulful team to build a better world? We’ve launched successful startups before, recruited world-class teams, and hire with values in mind. We’re also incredibly human and committed to building a company that honors our team members as part of larger communities with lives outside of work.

As a diverse founding team, we care about hiring a kaleidoscope of backgrounds, ideas, identities, phases of life, and everything in between.

The Challenge

We are shaking up child care, an industry that hasn’t seen movement in 30 years. And we are attempting an ambitious vision to activate a network with three stakeholders: parents, caregivers and employers. If you like to go big or go home, then we like your style. Drop us a line at info@kinside.com