We’re Estelle & Douglas, co-founders, CEO & COO of Azoomee. We’re also parents of three young daughters aged 12, 10 and 5. Before founding Azoomee, we worked in Media, Tech and Finance for years. But it was only when our middle daughter came across inappropriate content on YouTube that we fully understood the challenges parents face to keep their children away from inappropriate content. We kept hearing horror stories from friends who weren’t happy with their choices of entertainment for their kids but felt they could not find alternatives they liked or trusted 100%. They told us that teaching in schools was lacking or only sparsely covering essential skills needed for today’s society and future jobs, such as social-emotional learning, science, technology, robotics, creativity, caring for the environment. So we began imagining a space to help kids develop traits like persistence or self-management or creativity. To spark their curiosity about technology; to be inquisitive; to think critically; to prepare them for a fast-changing increasingly automated, information-saturated world.
Mobile devices are part of our lives. They’re even being used in classrooms, making it impossible for parents to fight against the digital change. Data profiling, advertising and the lack of proper moderation on platforms like YouTube expose children to content that will have long lasting negative effects on their mental health. Some things cannot be unseen!
Driven by this, we created Azoomee, a multimedia platform that offers positive screen time and learning opportunities for 21st-century skills. Although the platform started with mainly video content, we ended up building a vast library of around 150 fun and educational games, ranging from endless runner games to tech games, even to sorting-out-the-recycling games. Everything is carefully handpicked to create authentic learning experiences that engage entertain and educate! There are no ads, no payment options, and no inappropriate content.
Along the way, we've been lucky enough to get amazing backers who are leaders in technology & education, entrepreneurs and in general exceptional human beings who care deeply about our kids’ well-being and the future of society. We’re also lucky to be joined by a super talented and dedicated team of staff.
Bringing up great kids is hard work. We love chatting to parents about education, entertainment, and particularly any content that blurs the lines between media & learning so if you'd like to get in touch email us at DouglasandEstelle@azoomee.com.
Or come find us on Instagram or Twitter (@AzoomeeKids