We are a group of parents who believe that mobile devices have the power to be both fun and educational for our kids. Our mission is to help families turn mobile phones and tablets into truly smart devices! Yogiplay was created to give parents insight into their kids’ learning and development within a network of personalized, high quality, fun learning apps.
Cedric Sellin, CEO & co-founder
Cedric has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton with a focus on Finance and Entrepreneurship, Cedric was a member of the founding team at Aruba Wireless Networks and a Venture Partner at DN Capital. He has a passion for motorcycles and speed, but since becoming a father has spent more of his time developing his rapid morning routine skills!
What he wanted to be when he grew up: Axl Rose
Michal Sellin, Co-founder, chief technologist
Michal holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. An early employee at Google, she had the opportunity to work on projects that changed the lives of millions of people across the world. She focused on improving search quality, implemented search in right to left languages as well as the early versions of GTalk. Michal has a passion for learning, believes strongly in the power of languages, and loves to paint magical murals on her children’s bedroom walls
What she wanted to be when she grew up: Pilot
Laurent has an engineering degree in Computer Science and was previously Director of engineering at Sony Network Entertainment, focusing on the eBooks service for Sony e-readers. He also worked at Napster on the music subscription service. His expertise includes e-commerce/billing systems and selling digital content. Laurent has a passion for soccer, and enjoys video games in the little time not spent with his kids.
What he wanted to be when he grew up: a soccer or music star
Michel has a degree in Computer Science and was previously the Lead Developer at gekko.com, a hotel and restaurant recommendation company. He also founded BlueBytes Technologies, an IT company focusing on Information System Architecture and Software and Web Development. Michel loves exploring his new neighborhoods in the Bay Area when he’s not coding.
What he wanted to be when he grew up: A manga character
Why the name “YogiPlay”?
“Yogi”, because we were inspired by the holistic introspection of yoga; we want parents to get true, deep insight into their kids’ mobile learning.
“Play”, because that’s what young kids want to do and how they learn.
YogiPlay: mobile fun and learning for your family!
Patrick, Maria and Christina enjoy making the YogiPlay experience and content into the best experience for parents and their kids! They can identify apps by icon alone, love big monitors and PhotoShop, and enjoy playing with kid apps.
Melody, Celine, Tim and Marcos love bringing YogiPlay’s message of great learning app experiences for families to life. They bring experience from top brand agencies, the kids apparel industry, front-end development and youth social networks.
Developer and Investor Partners
As parents we care deeply about the experience our children have on mobile devices. These devices are part of their lives and we want them to have the best possible content to play, learn and grow with.