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A complete in-home and on-the-go parental controls solution to manage and monitor screen time


Date Established
Founder Anne Bryan
Headquarters Portland, OR
Home, Tech, Parenting
Press Contact Molly Antos


Circle App
Circle App
Circle Home Plus
Circle Home Plus


Circle is devoted to helping families thrive with technology and with each other. Circle envisions a world where families find balance, set healthy limits, build good habits, and get the best out of their digital experiences, rather than being consumed by them. Its screen time management and parental control solutions are the easiest and most comprehensive way to manage all your family’s connected devices—everywhere. Circle also collaborates with strategic partners to bring our service to more families. Its features, including content filters, time limits, and the ability to Pause the Internet®, set device Bedtimes and block specific apps, have already served as helpful tools for parents during shelter-in-place. By managing all Wi-Fi devices inside and mobile devices outside the home on any network, Circle is able to offer a comprehensive solution to common screen time woes. Customers can purchase the Circle App from the app stores or bundled with the Circle Home Plus in-home device. Circle features are also available through Circle on Netgear. The Circle website includes resources for parents and caregivers including advice from experts, a space to learn from other parents’ experiences, and a blog with timely tips about topics like screen time during social distancing.

Founding Story

Jelani Memory is not only the co-founder of a screen time management solution, Circle, but also the Founder and CEO of “A Kids Book About,” with the recent release, A Kids Book About Racism. On top of all that, he’s also a father of six!

Team Bios

Anne Bryan


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Anne joined the founding Circle team in 2015 prior to launching our award-winning screen time management and parental controls software, to help drive the product concept through to market. Then, after trimming her day-to-day involvement to pursue full-time volunteer work as Chair of the Beaverton School Board (40K+ students and $1B+ budget), she returned to Circle in January 2018 to lead the effort to scale the company to serve more customers. With her leadership and a fantastic team, Circle has pivoted its product offering from a one-time hardware purchase to a software subscription model. Anne is passionate about Circle’s mission to make families’ lives better, online and off.

Gwen is a Senior Marketing and Branding Executive who offers demonstrated expertise in integrated marketing, brand strategy, product positioning, consumer insights, and product development for leading CPG and consumer technology companies. Throughout her career, she has consistently built and managed high-performance teams that create brand-building marketing programs and deliver successful campaign activations. Gwen has vast experience in consumer technology from new start-ups to Jawbone and further FMCG experience ranging from GlaxoSmithKline to Del Monte and Sara Lee Foods.


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In my household we use tools like Circle. The lure of the screen is just too great and these solutions, when used in combination with traditional parenting, ensure my children stare into the real world - at least for a few minutes a day


Happily, the Circle controls have just solved this thorny little problem. It's a device you hook into your internet and then control with an app. Nothing is installed on phones, consoles, TVs and computers but it can monitor and control them all.


With Circle, you don't have to worry about hearing 'just 5 more minutes' when it's time to turn off the TV, or wonder if your kids are staying up past their bedtime scrolling through their devices.

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