Tablets and smartphones: they're wonderful things, especially where families are concerned. They help us keep in touch, they teach our children and keep them entertained on long trips. It's changing the way kids play, and spend their allowances. Where decades ago kids asked for money to buy berry-shaped and flavoured candies, today they want to buy magic berries to do wonderful things with their favourite game.
Itavio provides an app that allows parents to give their kids a certain allowance they can spend at their discretion, plus technology that both limits access to certain types of online material and manages how much time they play video games.
Itavio was co-founded by Melani Flanagan and Matt Pichette. Formerly VP of Operations of a gaming studio, Melani has written and produced a number of games, documentaries, and commercials. With over 15 years of experience as a CTO, architect and software engineer, Matt is a veteran of multiple startups and co-owner of a number of patents.