We’ve banned anti-vaxxers on Mush – so why can’t Facebook do the same?
Published 24th August 2019
Last week, with the disturbing news that the UK has lost its measles-free status, the Prime Minister called on social media companies to clamp down on anti-vaccination propaganda…
7 of the best pregnancy and baby apps
Published 23rd July 2019
From motherhood meet-ups to monitoring your baby’s development, these are the apps new mothers need to download…
New-mother app Mush is cracking down on the ‘anti-vaxx brigade’ and will BAN users who spread the fake news that jabs are dangerous
Published 8th February 2019
The app Mush has vowed to crack down on the ‘anti-vaxx brigade’.
Mush matches ‘like-minded mums with kids the same age’ who live close-by, allowing them to become ‘part of their local community’.
Although it sounds like a harmless way of making new friends, the social forum has removed 40 posts in the past two weeks for spreading the fake news that jabs are dangerous.
Two heads are better than one, for starters
Published 12th November 2018 According to a new study of more than 500 entrepreneurs from Octopus Group, a financial services, investment and energy company, nine in ten entrepreneurs who have a co-founder say that it has made their company more successful, while eight in ten solo founders say that having a co-founder probably would have improved their venture. See more
‘My poor vagina’: women are describing childbirth in 3 words and it’s revealing
Published 8th November 2018
How would you describe your birth in three words? Absolutely bloody terrifying? The most wonderful experience? Can’t remember it?
The importance of diversity in funding
Aired 6th September 2018
Sarah talking about what it’s like as a female founder looking for backers
EXPRESS AND STAR
Don’t keep mum about making new mates
Published 17th August 2018
View profile. Add friend. Send private message. Set up date.
You think I am talking Tinder, right? Wrong.
Welcome to Mush – the app for ‘mum dating’.
Setting up Mush was far from child’s play
Published 15th May 2018
A cold, wet playground in November may not seem an obvious birthplace for a technology start-up, but for Katie Massie-Taylor and Sarah Hesz it was an inspiration, leading the two women to establish Mush, an app that connects new mothers based on proximity and their children’s ages.
Baby support group encouraging mums to not be alone and share experiences
Published 22nd April 2018
Parenthood – it’s one of the most daunting challenges in anyone’s life.
Whether it’s worries about how a child is feeding, a lack of support from family and friends, or simply not getting enough sleep, it can drive even the most prepared and upbeat people to feel isolated and low on spirits.
The start-ups you need to know from Facebook’s first incubator
Published 22nd February 2018
Facebook has launched its first in-house start-up incubator, LDN_LAB – these are the companies to watch
How an app helped this mother change her life
Published 6th February 2018
Rachael Watkins, 28, moved from London to Essex in May last year while she was pregnant but thanks to an app called Mush, the move and raising her first child, has been a positive and sociable experience
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Announcing our fundraise
Published 28th January 2018
Thrilled to be backed by Octopus Ventures and excited about our big plans for 2018.
Best of 2017: Trends of the year
Published 7th December 2017
Delighted to be part of Apple’s annual round-up and it’s bloomin’ great that parent tech is being recognised as an important trend.
Women & Tech
Published 13th October 2017
As part of Women & Tech week, The Pool met Sarah Hesz and Katie Massie-Taylor to discuss how a chance meeting inspired them to create the parenting app Mush
Reach out to others to ease loneliness of motherhood, urges Kate
Published 21st April 2017
WE MET KATE! Even she gets lonely being a mum.