TechCrunch on Uber: Uber alum rakes in $9.7M to curb finance-related fights between co-parents

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If you’re a parent, one of the hardest things about getting divorced is still having to deal with your ex about financial matters regarding your children.

And, according to a 2015 report, just 50.2% of all 13.6 million custodial parents in the United States had either legal or informal child support agreements. Even in those cases, most agreements don’t cover expenses beyond the basics such as medical bills and extracurricular activities, among other things.

This means that divorced parents end up going through a lot of back and forth about who’s paying for what, how and when. Finances, when you’re co-parenting, are an issue even in the most amicable of divorces.

The daughter of divorced parents herself, Jacklyn Rome founded Onward in 2020 with the aim of helping divorced and separated parents more easily manage their shared expenses. Rome, who previously led new product launches at Uber and Blue Apron, said she built the app with the intent of not only alleviating headaches for the parents but also helping reduce family tension overall. As she can personally attest to, children also suffer greatly from being caught in the middle as their estranged parents bicker over money.

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