While studying Computer Science at Yale University, David McPeek led bioinformatics and robotics research in Yale labs, taught computer science, and worked as a software engineer. David grew up in L.A. and is also a practicing actor. He has played the lead in fifteen shows, including at the Yale Repertory Theater. He started StoryTime to use art and tech to bring families closer.
Venture: StoryTime sends free stories by text message and messaging apps to families without books. It has increased nightly reading by 160% and is 300 times cheaper than shipping paperbacks. Through U.S. Head Start, StoryTime is now working with 10,000 parents to get every family reading together and talking face-to-face.
Venture Co-Founder: Phil Esterman