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 FOUNDERS: JUSTYNA ZUBRYCKA AND MATAS PETRIKAS / PHOTO:  SHAI LEVY

FOUNDERS: JUSTYNA ZUBRYCKA AND MATAS PETRIKAS / PHOTO: SHAI LEVY

We are craftsmen, designers, dreamers and makers. We believe that technology should be tailored to the unique cognitive and emotional development of every child. 

 

 

Our Team

At Vai Kai family we all share a passion to help building beautiful childhood memories.

 
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Matas Petrikas 

CEO, Co-founder. Software engineer, digital product manager, previously part of the founding team at SoundCloud, managing the launch of biggest music creator platform in the world.

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Justyna Zubrycka 

Chief Design Officer, Co-founder. Connected Play and Interaction Designer, previously working in wooden toys, luxury goods and furniture industry. Public Speaker about importance of play.

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Caroline Helbing 

Marketing/PR expert. Was leading product, strategy and customer dept at OXID. Bringing retail brands (Noukie‘s, Jacadi) to Germany.

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Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice

Early Childhood Education and Development specialist, Young Children Physical and Digital Play Researcher. Guest lecturer at RCA.

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Ferdi Van Heerden 

Change Leader. Worked as Business and Organization Designer at IDEO.

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Y-Fang Deo Van Heere

Operations and Product Development Leader. Brp, previously lead and managed new product at Bugaboo.

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Jens Peter de Pedro 

Children's Interaction Designer, previously part of the founding team at Toca Boca.

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Heiko Panther

The Technologist and Engineering Leader, worked previously at Apple, former director at FitBit.