We created SmarTots because we believe that devices like the iPhone and iPad have the potential to be revolutionary learning tools - if used properly.
We teamed up with other parents, educators and app developers to create a set of tools that help parents help their children learn better and faster.
We think technology can create new ways for parents to connect with and help their children, and we're creating the products that we want to use with our kids.
SmarTots is now the world's largest network of teacher-screened kids apps. We keep parents and educators connected with what their kids are learning on mobile devices by providing them with tracking reports, teacher reviews and suggestions for family fun activities. Through the
SmarTots Parents App
we provide real-time alerts on achievements and areas for improvement. In addition to app activity reports, we also provide hugely popular Deal of the Week alerts for free or discounted apps. Get connected today by signing up from a SmarTots app or our Parents App.
CEO & Co-founder - Jesper Lodahl
brings more than 12 years experience in the Internet and mobile sectors to SmarTots. He spent more than seven years at Nokia, where he developed four phones from concept to delivery and created two patents which have been implemented in more than 1 billion mobile phone worldwide. He has since been developing social networking Internet startups in China. Jesper is a proud dad of two lovely girls, Asta and Laura.
Chief Product Officer & Co-founder - Victor Wong
has more than 15 years experience in web and educational software development. He was the founder and CTO of Speak2Me, the largest English language learning social network in China, which was acquired by Lingo Media (TSX: LM) in 2007. He previously developed and launched adidas Canada’s award-winning B2B portal and online store and worked at Ulead Systems in Los Angeles. He lives in Beijing, with his wife, Cadalina, and their two boys, Victor Jr. and Ethan.
Chief Technology Officer - James Hormuzdiar PhD
is responsible for managing the development team to build a robust backend that will entice developers, teachers and parents. Prior to coming on board, James was co-founder and CTO of two companies in Silicon Valley: Safeweb, Inc, and RobotGenius. Safeweb was one of the inventors of SSL VPN technology, and was successfully sold to technology giant Symantec. James also holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Yale University and is the proud father of two app happy boys.
SVP Business Development - Bill Martin
has been designing systems and managing projects for over 12 years in fields as diverse as chemical oceanography, satellite remote sensing, network administration, and web and educational software development. Bill's also a bit of a performer, with six years experience hosting a children's language education television show in Taiwan, giving speeches and presentations to teachers and educators, and marketing language learning products to teachers and educators. Bill is the proud father of Kai and baby Mira, the latest addition to the SmarTots gang.
Product Direcotr - Kido
has more than 6 years experience in early childhood education and kids app product development. He started working for Hongen Education, one of the largest kids education publishers, in 2006. He lead a team that created best-selling books used in over 20,000 kindergartens in China. He came across a great opportunity 2 years ago to learn to build apps for kids. Utilizing his kids working experience, he has successfully built over 150 kid apps for the iOS and Android platforms. Most of the apps he created are the top ranking apps in the Chinese App Store. Within 2 years, 5 million downloads and 3 million users have been generated from the 150 apps he made. Now, he is joining SmarTots to make even better products!