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Overview

Date Established 06/2020
Founder Daniel Buelhoff
Headquarters Miami, FL
Industries
Home, Parenting, Tech, Gaming
Website https://storypod.com
Press Contact Gaston Blanchet
Social

Products

*Storypod Exclusive Press Sampler*
*Storypod Exclusive Press Sampler* $99.00
Storypod Music Bundle
Storypod Music Bundle $99.00
Storypod Story Time Bundle
Storypod Story Time Bundle $99.00
Storypod Interactive Learning Bundle
Storypod Interactive Learning Bundle $99.00
Storypod Eager Reader Bundle
Storypod Eager Reader Bundle $99.00

About

Storypod is an award-winning, screen-free edutainment system that engages kids 0-7+ through immersive, interactive audio audio experiences.

Storypod helps parents ignite their children’s love of learning through a magical speaker activated by proprietary Audio Experiences, siuch as yarn characters, read-along books, and trivia flashcards, that lead kids on adventures as they playfully listen and learn from licensed, original stories, songs, games, and more.

Available in English and Spanish, Storypod's Audio Experiences stimulate cognition and creativity with interactive buttons that bolster the entertainment factor and strengthen comprehension skills for developing minds.

Founding Story

The idea for Storypod was born out of our concerns for the increasing dominance of screens in our daily lives — especially for our kids. The more we researched the troubling consequences of excessive screen time on children, the more we felt we had to do something about it. So we did! We took our idea to Kickstarter and were blown away to become the 2nd most crowdfunded toy in 2020! 🥳

The journey that since ensued has been the wildest ride of our lives as we've managed to launch a complex IoT hardware startup in the midst of a global pandemic — a feat we could never have done without the help of over 1,500 amazing crowdfunding supporters around the world. We're endlessly grateful to our community of early supporters and investors for making this dream possible. We're thrilled to now be able to offer families around the world the gift of screen-free, educational audio-play.

Team Bios

Daniel Buelhoff

Founder and CEO

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Daniel is a serial entrepreneur from Berlin, Germany, nowadays residing in Miami, FL, USA with his wife and two daughters. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Daniel earned a Diploma in Business Administration at the Technical University of Berlin and University of California, Berkeley.

After graduation Daniel went into Management Consulting and ultimately held a position as Senior Project Manager at Homburg & Partner, a strategy consulting boutique specializing in Marketing, Sales, and Pricing servicing Fortune 500 companies globally.

Daniel started his first business, Digital Marketing agency B&F, in 2006, and quickly followed with co-founding gaming company Smeet. Smeet raised +$12MM of Venture Capital, grew to over 35MM users and 8 digit annual $-revenues, ultimately being acquired by Orange Games.

In 2013, Daniel co-founded and bootstrapped eCommerce startup Gourmesso, which advanced to be the online market leader for compatible coffee capsules in Germany and the US. Shortly thereafter, he ventured into new eCommerce territories (sports equipment, pet supplies, supplements, et al.) with a focus on marketplace distribution.

In 2016, Daniel co-founded SpringtechPartners, a partnership of entrepreneurs building and investing into digital businesses across Europe and North America with currently +15 portfolio companies.

And in 2019, after successfully responding to a long year of lymphoma treatment, Daniel re-discovered his beloved old German audio tapes with his two-year-old daughter, which gave him the idea to create Storypod, an interactive podcast player for kids with the mission of providing parents with a healthy alternative to screens for both educating and entertaining their kids.

Retailers

Maisonette
Amazon

Affiliates

ShareASale
Amazon Affiliate
CJ Affiliate
Refersion

Press

Country Living - Jul 03, 2022 28 Best Gifts for 3 Year Old Boys to Open on Their Birthday "Little ones will love these unique presents!"
Daily Mom - Jun 26, 2022 15 Educational Toys, Games And Ideas for Summer Fun To Combat The Summer Slide "With school out, many parents are looking for ideas for summer fun to keep the kids occupied and engaged. Well, you have come to the right place. Daily Mom has found the best products, including educational crafts, interactive teddy bears, and flash cards. These amazing products will make summer learning educational and fun for all ages!"
South Florida Business Journal - Mar 04, 2022 INTRODUCING THE INNO MADNESS BRACKET "Our Miami Inno Madness competition is here. And we've got 16 local startups vying for the coveted title of 2022 Inno Madness champion."
Reviewed.com - Feb 28, 2022 The Best Kids’ Audio Players of 2022
Country Living - Feb 09, 2022 27 Best Easter Gifts for Kids That They'll Want to Play With All Year Long "These presents will make the Easter bunny even more popular."
Venture Capital Journal - Jan 27, 2022 Storypod nets $4m Seed "Storypod, a screen-free IoT system that engages kids 0-10 independently with stage-based audio edutainment, has raised $4 million in seed funding"
RefreshMiami - Jan 26, 2022 Storypod raises $4M seed round to fuel growth of its screen-free edutainment for children "Standalone coverage of Storypod's fundraise"
Redbook - Nov 20, 2021 We Found the Best Holiday Toys For Every Kid on Your List
TODAY - Oct 07, 2021 46 best gifts for 4-year-olds in 2021, according to experts
Heavy - Oct 05, 2021 101 Best New Toys For Christmas 2021 (Updated!)
BuzzFeed - Aug 31, 2021 49 Of The Best Toys For The Toddler In Your Life
Good Housekeeping - Aug 17, 2021 Good Housekeeping's 2021 Parenting Awards
Motherly - Aug 14, 2021 14 homeschool must-haves for preschoolers
License Global - Jun 03, 2021 Storypod to Develop a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Line
The Toy Book - Mar 25, 2021 STORYPOD OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES IN THE U.S., TEASES LICENSING DEALS

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