Our goal is to help all children reach their full potential

Our goal is to help all children reach their full potential

 

Let Us Tell You A Story

Once upon a time, brothers Jon and Chris met Nicki as Sloan Fellows at Stanford University. They decided to research how technology could improve education.

The trio started with adults, but kept saying “This would be so much easier if we had helped these people sooner in life.” So they looked at high school. Then grade school. Eventually they discovered Dr. Anne Fernald at Stanford’s Center for Infant Studies. She’s pretty amazing

Dr. Fernald wrote, “By the time children are two, there is a six-month disparity in the language-processing skills and vocabulary of the two groups [of children].”

Babies learn language by hearing it. The more they hear, the faster their brains get.

The trio thought, “No wonder schools can’t close the gap. 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before kindergarten.” They needed to help kids from birth… by helping parents talk more.

They assembled a team of the best and brightest and created the Starling. It counts words in real-time to help parents talk more.

Let Us Tell You A Story

Once upon a time, brothers Jon and Chris met Nicki as Sloan Fellows at Stanford University. They decided to research how technology could improve education.

The trio started with adults, but kept saying “This would be so much easier if we had helped these people sooner in life.” So they looked at high school. Then grade school. Eventually they discovered Dr. Anne Fernald at Stanford’s Center for Infant Studies. She’s pretty amazing.

Dr. Fernald wrote, “By the time children are two, there is a six-month disparity in the language-processing skills and vocabulary of the two groups [of children].”

Babies learn language by hearing it. The more they hear, the faster their brains get.

The trio thought, “No wonder schools can’t close the gap. 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before kindergarten.” They needed to help kids from birth… by helping parents talk more.

They assembled a team of the best and brightest and created the Starling. It counts words in real-time to help parents talk more.

Let Us Tell You A Story

Once upon a time, brothers Jon and Chris met Nicki as Sloan Fellows at Stanford University. They decided to research how technology could improve education.

The trio started with adults, but kept saying “This would be so much easier if we had helped these people sooner in life.” So they looked at high school. Then grade school. Eventually they discovered Dr. Anne Fernald at Stanford’s Center for Infant Studies. She’s pretty amazing

Dr. Fernald wrote, “By the time children are two, there is a six-month disparity in the language-processing skills and vocabulary of the two groups [of children].”

Babies learn language by hearing it. The more they hear, the faster their brains get.

The trio thought, “No wonder schools can’t close the gap. 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before kindergarten.” They needed to help kids from birth… by helping parents talk more.

They assembled a team of the best and brightest and created the Starling. It counts words in real-time to help parents talk more.

Let Us Tell You A Story

Once upon a time, brothers Jon and Chris met Nicki as Sloan Fellows at Stanford University. They decided to research how technology could improve education.

The trio started with adults, but kept saying “This would be so much easier if we had helped these people sooner in life.” So they looked at high school. Then grade school. Eventually they discovered Dr. Anne Fernald at Stanford’s Center for Infant Studies. She’s pretty amazing

Dr. Fernald wrote, “By the time children are two, there is a six-month disparity in the language-processing skills and vocabulary of the two groups [of children].”

Babies learn language by hearing it. The more they hear, the faster their brains get.

The trio thought, “No wonder schools can’t close the gap. 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before kindergarten.” They needed to help kids from birth… by helping parents talk more.

They assembled a team of the best and brightest and created the Starling. It counts words in real-time to help parents talk more.

Everyone lived happily ever after. The end…

Just Kidding!

Creating the Starling was just the beginning. Their awesome team works their butts off talking about baby talk. They dream about the day when millions of early talking babies grow up to change the world.

Everyone lived happily ever after. The end…

Just Kidding!

Creating the Starling was just the beginning. Their awesome team works their butts off talking about baby talk. They dream about the day when millions of early talking babies grow up to change the world.

Everyone lived happily
ever after. The end…

Just Kidding!

Creating the Starling was just the beginning. Their awesome team works their butts off talking about baby talk. They dream about the day when millions of early talking babies grow up to change the world.

As children, Chris and Jon’s dad told them stories he made up at bedtime instead of reading to them
As children, Chris and Jon’s dad told them stories he made up at bedtime instead of reading to them
As children, Chris and Jon’s dad told them stories he made up at bedtime instead of reading to them
As children, Chris and Jon’s dad told them stories he made up at bedtime instead of reading to them

The Founders

Jon Boggiano

Jon is leading VersaMe’s product development efforts. He scaled his prior company, Everblue.edu, to 90+ locations globally and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change. Jon also served in the Army and was a top performer at Carrier Corporation. Jon graduated from West Point and Stanford and is a proud father of three young children.

Nicki Boyd

Nicki is leading VersaMe’s operations. She has 12 years of investment and consulting experience and left the premier private equity firm in Europe to work on the Starling. She’s worked on multiple IPOs, served on four company’s boards, and helped start Zamboo, a Zambia-based bamboo bicycle-manufacturing venture. Nicki holds degrees from Oxford and Stanford.

Chris Boggiano

Chris is responsible for sales, marketing and partnerships at VersaMe. Aside from co-founding and selling Everblue.edu with Jon, Chris has served in the Army and worked in high-tech manufacturing at Tessera. Chris holds degrees from West Point and Stanford. Chris is luckily married to his childhood sweetheart, Pam, and together they have two beautiful Starling users.

The Founders

Jon Boggiano

Jon is leading VersaMe’s product development efforts. He scaled his prior company, Everblue.edu, to 90+ locations globally and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change. Jon also served in the Army and was a top performer at Carrier Corporation. Jon graduated from West Point and Stanford and is a proud father of three young children.

Nicki Boyd

Nicki is leading VersaMe’s operations. She has 12 years of investment and consulting experience and left the premier private equity firm in Europe to work on the Starling. She’s worked on multiple IPOs, served on four company’s boards, and helped start Zamboo, a Zambia-based bamboo bicycle-manufacturing venture. Nicki holds degrees from Oxford and Stanford.

Chris Boggiano

Chris is responsible for sales, marketing and partnerships at VersaMe. Aside from co-founding and selling Everblue.edu with Jon, Chris has served in the Army and worked in high-tech manufacturing at Tessera. Chris holds degrees from West Point and Stanford. Chris is luckily married to his childhood sweetheart, Pam, and together they have two beautiful Starling users.

The Founders

Jon Boggiano

Jon is leading VersaMe’s product development efforts. He scaled his prior company, Everblue.edu, to 90+ locations globally and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change. Jon also served in the Army and was a top performer at Carrier Corporation. Jon graduated from West Point and Stanford and is a proud father of three young children.

Nicki Boyd

Nicki is leading VersaMe’s operations. She has 12 years of investment and consulting experience and left the premier private equity firm in Europe to work on the Starling. She’s worked on multiple IPOs, served on four company’s boards, and helped start Zamboo, a Zambia-based bamboo bicycle-manufacturing venture. Nicki holds degrees from Oxford and Stanford.

Chris Boggiano

Chris is responsible for sales, marketing and partnerships at VersaMe. Aside from co-founding and selling Everblue.edu with Jon, Chris has served in the Army and worked in high-tech manufacturing at Tessera. Chris holds degrees from West Point and Stanford. Chris is luckily married to his childhood sweetheart, Pam, and together they have two beautiful Starling users.

The Founders

Jon Boggiano

Jon is leading VersaMe’s product development efforts. He scaled his prior company, Everblue.edu, to 90+ locations globally and was recognized as a White House Champion of Change. Jon also served in the Army and was a top performer at Carrier Corporation. Jon graduated from West Point and Stanford and is a proud father of three young children.

Nicki Boyd

Nicki is leading VersaMe’s operations. She has 12 years of investment and consulting experience and left the premier private equity firm in Europe to work on the Starling. She’s worked on multiple IPOs, served on four company’s boards, and helped start Zamboo, a Zambia-based bamboo bicycle-manufacturing venture. Nicki holds degrees from Oxford and Stanford.

Chris Boggiano

Chris is responsible for sales, marketing and partnerships at VersaMe. Aside from co-founding and selling Everblue.edu with Jon, Chris has served in the Army and worked in high-tech manufacturing at Tessera. Chris holds degrees from West Point and Stanford. Chris is luckily married to his childhood sweetheart, Pam, and together they have two beautiful Starling users.

Meet The Rest Of VersaMe

Our founders are wonderful, but there’s also a whole crew of dedicated people who keep us going!

Our Team

Meet The Rest
Of VersaMe

Our founders are wonderful, but there’s also a whole crew of dedicated people who keep us going!

Our Team
Independent from an early age, Nicki’s first words were (apparently) “Go away…”
Independent from an early age, Nicki’s first words were (apparently) “Go away…”
Independent from an early age, Nicki’s first words were (apparently) “Go away…”

Our Social Efforts

When we say we want to help all children reach their full potential, we include those who can’t afford the Starling. That’s why we’re partnering with community organizations to get the Starling into the hands where they can do the most good.

Our Social Efforts

When we say we want to help all children reach their full potential, we include those who can’t afford the Starling. That’s why we’re partnering with community organizations to get the Starling into the hands where they can do the most good.

Want to learn more or get involved?

See Our Social Efforts

Want to learn more or get involved?

See Our Social Efforts
 

Why We Created The Starling

We created the Starling to help parents embrace their roles as their child’s first and most important teachers. Playing, reading, laughing, singing, unscripted moments of chaos – it’s all learning to your child. That’s something we’re happy to be a part of.

 

Why We Created The Starling

We created the Starling to help parents embrace their roles as their child’s first and most important teachers. Playing, reading, laughing, singing, unscripted moments of chaos – it’s all learning to your child. That’s something we’re happy to be a part of.

Why We Created
The Starling

We created the Starling to help parents embrace their roles as their child’s first and most important teachers. Playing, reading, laughing, singing, unscripted moments of chaos – it’s all learning to your child. That’s something we’re happy to be a part of.