The Riveter partners with Poppy to offer on-demand childcare for members of the co-working space

The Riveter co-founders Kim Peltola and Amy Nelson. (The Riveter Photo)

The Riveter is teaming up with another female-focused Seattle startup to make it easier for its members to secure childcare.

Members of the co-working space are now eligible for a free six-month subscription to Poppy, a company that offers on-demand childcare from vetted caregivers.

Poppy founder Avni Patel Thompson with her daughter.

Poppy’s childcare rates start at $ 20 per hour after the waived membership fee, which ordinarily costs $ 8 a month. The company launched in 2015 and raised early capital from Seattle angel investors, Madrona Venture Group, and Y Combinator. Poppy CEO Avni Patel Thompson is a vocal advocate for women in entrepreneurship as are The Riveter co-founders Amy Nelson and Kim Pelota.

The Riveter launched its first co-working space geared toward women in March in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and expanded to Fremont in September.

“Childcare has been a request from much of our community and we’re thrilled to have found a partner that shares in our mission,” Nelson said in a statement.

Editor’s note: GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato is an investor in Poppy.

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