Hellosaurus is reinventing children’s programming for touchscreen audiences with the most advanced interactive video platform ever built for kids.
Rooted in early childhood education principles of engagement, with a belief that children’s content should leverage mobile device capabilities so kids play instead of just watch, Hellosaurus is developing software tools for creators of high-quality kids programming to make truly participatory shows and a single distribution platform to share these creations with families everywhere.
Hellosaurus is backed by top investors including General Catalyst, Y Combinator, GSV Ventures and the founders of companies like YouTube, Vimeo, Warby Parker, Allbirds, Harrys, Skillshare, and more. Hellosaurus has been nominated the 2020 Mobile App Of The Year by Product Hunt, featured as an "App You Need" by Apple, won the 2021 Kidscreen Award for "Best Original App/Web Series" and was named the top startup in the YC S20 batch by TechCrunch. Hellosaurus was founded in 2019 by James Ruben, who led all product development and management at HQ Trivia, and is built by folks with previous experience at companies like Google, Toca Boca, Disney, Electronic Arts, The New York Times, Apple, and Sesame Street.