TO CREATE TECHNOLOGY FOR KIDS THAT DOESN'T PUT THEM IN FRONT OF ANOTHER SCREEN
Lead Tinkerer and Co-founder, Gauri, is the designer and entrepreneur behind Clocky®, the alarm clock that runs away. She created Toymail with her best friend, Audry, because she feels we all spend a little too much time behind screens isolated from others. Gauri wanted to create a toy that would allow her to stay connected to Audry's kids whenever she had something pressing to say to them, like "I love you," even when the response was something like, "Me too. You smell like onions." Toymail Co. is pioneering the 'Internet of Things' for physical toys so that the toy you buy today can do something new every few months. Gauri studied at the University of Michigan and the MIT Media Lab, and previously worked for Apple Computer.
Audry is Toymail Co.'s Co-founder, a mother of three, and a graduate of the University of Michigan. But, she was brought on board for the simple reason that she is "the smartest person I know," says Gauri. Audry wants toys to say something new every day. And, she loves that friends and family can create the content so that toys become evolving characters, composites of all the important people in her kids' lives.