Technical Co-founder PlayTell
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED You: Into mobile edutech startups. Solid tech background and/or programming experience, especially with iOS and RoR. A sense of humor that invokes just as many raised eyebrows as belly aching laughs. A strong desire to create well-loved, user-focused products that matter.
Us: A small, fast-paced startup (3 people) in SF. Our backgrounds are Stanford CS + Harvard EDU (Tech in Ed) and Apple UX + CMU design. We've worked on the interface designs of the Apple products you love, created a children's program that won a Parents' Choice award, and led the flagship product team of a company that went public with a $1.5B market cap. Creating products people love is in our DNA.
The product: We're reimagining our learning and communication tools, starting with the tablet. Think FaceTime and games simultaneously. Kids get to read, play, and learn with their parents and grandparents while they're in a video call.
The app is iPad-only right now, built in objective C and Ruby on Rails. In time it will work across all platforms (web, android, surface, desktop and possibly even TV).
The biz: We're targeting a lucrative, untapped market: grandparents spend $52B/yr on their grandchildren. We're backed by Index Ventures, the first investors in Skype.
Your gig: Join our founding team. Work on interesting engineering problems, building a real-time synchronous experience that kids and adults love.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
PlayTell is an iPad video chat app composed of ebooks and games that connect kids and their baby boomer grandparents.
Beta Test / Clinical Trials
< 5M RaisedInvestors: Index Ventures All Jobs: at PlayTell
|Headquarters:||1346 Eddy St.|
San Francisco, CA 94115
|Company Profile:||We're using technology to help families connect on a deeper level. PlayTell's interactive playspace allows families to read together while in a video call, so they can engage as if they were together. Children can have "playdates" with Grandma, and mom gets a few precious moments to herself.
Over 50 of grandparents live far away from their grandchildren. Despite the distance, they yearn to be part of their grandchildren's lives: they buy 25 of the 20B of toys and games sold in the US.|
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