Our story

We believe that building a generation of emotionally health and resilient families starts early.

Puja Balachander

CEO

Former product designer at the White House and World Bank who spent five years building digital tools to support families

Katherine Tredinnick

Head of Research

Former early childhood development researcher at University of Oxford, with an MSc. in Evidence-Based Policy Intervention from Oxford

We've each spent our careers supporting children and families -- in government, education, and academia.

And we've each noticed the same problems. The early years of parenting can be overwhelming and isolating. Parenting support can be expensive or unavailable, and parents often feel judged.

So we came together to help every parent get the support they need. Support that's accessible, actionable, and makes them feel like, "I've got this."

Our values

Core beliefs that guide how we work, design, and build

Empathy

We know parents are doing their best. We approach every conversation without judgment.

Equity

The support we provide is accessible to every parent regardless of income level, language, and technological literacy.

Evidence

All chats with Devie are based on standards from the Early Years Foundation Stage and latest early childhood development research.

Ethics

We’ve taken steps to safeguard the personal information of our users. Information about who sees data on Devie and how it’s used can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Our Team

Teachers, academics, technologists, and behavioral scientists who share our commitment to supporting families

Krishna Ganesan

Acting CTO

30+ years experience leading technology and IT at big banks and telcos including JP Morgan, and Bank of America

Zenna Hopson

Board Member

Former Chairman of Ofsted, a serial entrepreneur and subject matter expert with 25+ years in early childhood education

Sally Smith

Content Partner

CEO of Peeple, a charity which has pioneered evidence-based ways to support families in their children’s early years

Sheryl Chang

UX Designer

UC Berkeley alum, experienced visual designer and UX writer

Sneha Ramshanker

Data scientist

Student at Oxford, experienced with back-end dev and ML

Fionnuala O’Reilly

Behavioural Science Advisor

Senior advisor on early years to the Behavioural Insights Team

Titania Veda

Content Advisor

Freelance content strategist previously at Bloomberg Philanthropies

Caroline Korrell

Content Review

Researcher at Oxford DoE with an MSc in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and 10 years of experience in childcare settings

Katharina Erecky

Content Review

Researcher at Oxford DoE, with a particular interest in support for vulnerable families and their young children

Liz Ersoy

Content Review

Project Manager for Peeple. 30 years experience working with and for families with young children

Aneyn O’Grady

Content Review

PhD researcher at the Oxford DoE with a background in psychology, linguistics, and child development

Partners

Funders and partners helping us bring 24/7 personal parenting support to every family