Your Juno has raised £1.6 million to close the financial gender gap.

The London-based startup, which aims to empower women and non-binary people through financial education, was founded by sisters Alexia and Margot de Broglie in 2020.

The app, launched in 2021, offers users short-form video courses led by notable money experts such as Selina Flavius as well as gamified content. It has amassed more than 10,000 downloads.

The funding round was led by InReach Ventures with participation from Mustard Seed Maze, RLC, Digital Currency Group and Sie Ventures, alongside a board of predominantly female angel investors including Rupa Popat, Elissa Grey, RaeHyun Koh, Pallavi Reddy and Emma Cohen.

The startup says the capital will be used to build new content based on user insights, scale the existing team of eight and grow the community in new regions around the world, with a particular focus on France, Germany and North America.

“We’ve moved quickly since the inception of Your Juno amid the pandemic, testament to the appetite for a financial education platform built by and for women and non-binary people,” said Alexia de Broglie.

“It was important for us to ensure our investors reflected our users and so we’re happy to have a strong female, racially diverse group of investors and advisors who understand our community and can help us in this next stage of our growth.”

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