ABOUT US

OUR STORY

Growing up in a middle-class neighborhood outside of Sacramento, California, I was lucky to have parents who pushed me into extracurricular activities. As a first-generation Indian-American kid, my childhood was filled with soccer games, karate lessons, drawing classes, baseball practices and Cub Scouts. These activities cultivated my confidence and curiosity, which pushed me forward in life.

As a parent, now living in Austin, TX, I’m trying to find the best activities for my son. Scouring the Internet, reading newspapers, browsing brochures and piecing together recommendations from other parents, I realized how difficult it was to find fun, educational and affordable activities for my kid.

THE PROBLEM

On average, a parent spends 4-5 hours per week organizing, handling logistics and planning activities for their 4- to 14-year-old. Most websites, magazines and newspapers simply list a service provider’s phone number and address without giving parents the ability to search for availability, pay for services or reserve a spot.

In fact, only 57 percent of kids between the age of 6-17 participate in at least one after school extracurricular activity, meaning 4 out of every 10 kids are losing out on a fundamental experience.

Hence, Kwaddle was born.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to create mobile and web applications that allow parents to easily view and register their children for high-quality activities, such as structured sports and art classes, short play dates with other parents, drop-in day care visits and fully immersive, overnight summer camps.

THE TEAM

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Deven Hariyani

Founder / CEO

Deven Hariyani is the founder of Kwaddle. The most important quality that Deven brings to Kwaddle is his love of being a father to an energetic toddler and his dedication of being a husband to a compassionate and beautiful wife. Prior to launching Kwaddle, Deven was a software engineer and product manager at multiple global software companies, such as Microsoft and Bazaarvoice. He holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin.

Besides working at technology companies, Deven enjoys spending time in the outdoors, playing basketball, training in the martial art of jiu-jitsu and cheering his favorite football team, the Chicago Bears.

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Avani Chhaya

Marketing Manager

Avani Chhaya is the marketing manager of Kwaddle. Before joining Kwaddle, Avani spent four years as a fifth grade English Language Arts teacher in New Orleans, where she also completed her Teach for America commitment. She holds an English and secondary education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her love of writing started at an early age, but it was developed during her time as a staff writer and columnist for The Daily Illini and Buzz Magazine.

Avani enjoys reading, exploring, eating delicious food and hiking.

LEARN MORE

Now that you’ve heard our story, try Kwaddle out for yourself by browsing our selection of camps, classes, activities and enrichment programs.