Lynn Perkins

CEO and Cofounder


Lynn Perkins is CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, an app and website that’s making it easier than ever for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from last minute babysitting to full-time care. Whether hiring a summer nanny while camps and daycares are closed or booking backup care, with UrbanSitter’s corporate benefit offering employees are able to quickly find the qualified childcare they need, allowing them to focus on work.UrbanSitter launched in 2011 with a single mission: to make finding a trusted care provider as easy as booking dinner reservations. Since then, Lynn has turned her vision of an “OpenTable for babysitting” into what is now a nationwide business serving more than a million users in 50 cities.As a mom of young children who has raised $50M in venture capital funding from top-tier investors like Advance Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Match Group - a division of IAC, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon, Aspect Ventures, A-Grade Investments for a female-led company, Lynn has also broken the Silicon Valley tech CEO stereotype.Lynn is a thought leader and frequent speaker in the areas of raising capital, establishing trust with customers, ensuring women get a seat at the table, marketplaces and the sharing economy. She has been featured in/on CBS This Morning, USA Today, WSJ, The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, and more.Lynn is a graduate of Stanford University.