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Kids with Capes

THE STUDIO

"You were put on this planet to build a life. Not to build a resume, and certainly not to build your net worth. You are here to build a life, a life full of impact, and a life full of meaning."

 

- Youngme Moon, Harvard Business School

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THE TEAM

Our team hails from a wide range of backgrounds and companies - including leaders in educational technology to massively successful multiplayer AAA games – to create meaningful and unforgettable childhood gaming that kids and families will love.

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KEVIN CALDWELL

CEO | Founder

  • Kevin Caldwell | LinkedIn

Kevin was previously a Sr Development Lead for League of Legends at Riot Games, Director and Product Lead at MobilityWare, Director for Age of Learning, and roles at Electronic Arts and Blizzard Entertainment.

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SANDEE VALLE

CCO | Founder

  • Sandee Valle | LinkedIn

Sandee was the Vice President and Executive Producer for Age of Learning where she managed 120+ employees in the production of content used on the ABCMouse.com website and mobile apps.

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MANJIT BEDI

Game Developer

  • Manjit Bedi | LinkedIn

Manjit has been making games and apps for 30 years. He remembers the days of using floppy disks and working with a 256 color palette and now dealing with inverse kinematics and real-time lighting. 

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THE ADVISORS

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JANELLA WATSON

Children's Media and Education Advisor

  • Janella Watson | LinkedIn

Janella has more than 20 years of work bringing expertise to places like Brown University’s Causality & Mind Lab, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and the University of St. Thomas’s Playful Learning Lab.

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KATIE SALEN

Design Advisor

  • Kate Salen | LinkedIn

Katie is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, Chief Designer and co-founder of Connected Camps, and founding Executive Director of the Institute of Play.

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STARR LONG

Strategic Advisor

  • Starr Long | LinkedIn

Starr has made games for almost 30 years. He was the Project Director of Ultima Online, Co-founder of Destination Games, Executive Producer at Disney, and on the Top 20 Most Influential People in the MMO Industry.

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Matthew Farber, Ed.D.

SEL Gaming Advisor

  • Matthew Farber, Ed.D.| LinkedIn

Matthew Farber, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado, where he founded the Gaming SEL Lab. He has been invited to the White House, authored several books and papers, and frequently collaborates with UNESCO MGIEP and Games for Change. His latest book is “Gaming SEL: Games as Transformational to Social and Emotional Learning.

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CHRIS CONOVER

Technology Advisor

  • Chris Conover | LinkedIn

Chris is currently a Director of Engineering for Twitch, managing full-stack engineering teams responsible for the Twitch tech stack. Previously he was a Director of Social and Mobile technologies with Curse, Inc.