Yoto is a company founded by experienced entrepreneurs that aims to change the way children access audio content. We are building a safe, digital audio platform made for kids from the ground up, and featuring a curated library of music, stories, radio, podcasts and learning activities for children aged 2-8. Yoto features its own carefully connected smart speaker that children control with physical card.
Designed by families for families and inspired by Montessori principles, Yoto gives youngsters autonomy over what they listen to or play — from their favourite nursery rhymes to learning the alphabet through phonics, and provides an exciting alternative to excessive screentime.
Yoto launched its first hardware product on Kickstarter in November 2017, reaching its funding target after only 5 days, and has won a Red Dot Design award. The product shipped for Christmas 2018 to a great customer reaction. We have already partnered with the Roald Dahl company – to create new content based on his classic stories – as well as publishers including Hachette, HarperCollins, Naxos, StoryNory and more. Luke Kelly, grandson of Roald Dahl and MD of the Roald Dahl Story Company, is on our board.
We’re a small, creative team with a passion for technology, education, music, audiobooks and podcasts. We’ve built companies at scale before (dotmusic – sold to Yahoo, 7digital – IPO in 2014, Bouncepad, and Frukt – sold to Interpublic) and we’re bringing that experience to the world of audio entertainment and learning for children.
As a start-up, we don’t revel in office politics and endless meetings, giving you more time to get on with the more fun part of the job. We all love what we do.
You can work from our London office or from home/remotely as long as you can make it to London to meet with the team when necessary. With flexible working hours/days to fit your lifestyle and family (most of the team has kids).
We’re a very small team so you’ll get a chance to play with plenty of different things all the time – bonus points for any experience or desire to dig into any of the following:
Web & Mobile Development
Data processing and analytics
Compensation & benefits:
To apply drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and/or links to your linkedin/github/etc profile(s).