Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf Winnie

Sara Mauskopf (5’2’’) is a wife, mother of two, and CEO of Winnie, a child care discovery platform for modern parents. Whether you want to ask other parents for advice, find new things to do with your kids, or just get to the nearest changing table, Winnie can help.

Sara Mauskopf graduated from MIT with a major in Computer Science and minors in Math and Women’s Studies. Post-graduation, Sara spent nine years in the Bay Area going from one tech giant to another: from Google, to YouTube, to Twitter, and then to Postmates. But it was after giving birth to her first child in 2015 that she realized there was a big void in the tech world for parenting apps at which point she left her position at Postmates to co-found Winnie.

Sara and co-founder, Anne, set out to make a “Yelp for Parents.” The app they created provides information about millions of different places throughout the U.S. just for parents. It answers questions like, ‘does this restaurant have changing tables in the restroom?’ or ‘does this preschool have open spaces for enrollment?’

In Sara’s view, parenting is the most important job in the world, which is why she’s so passionate and dedicated to building Winnie. It’s also why she prioritizes raising her two children amongst the many responsibilities of running a business. Having two children, however, has not slowed her down one bit. “I feel like being a mom has given me superpowers,” she says, and Winnie’s success is a testament to this very fact. Sara’s business has seen exponential growth with over 1 million users in 10,000 cities across the United States in just under 3 years.

Vanessa Youshaei