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Sproutel makes apps with connected toys for kids to learn about health & wellness through play! We focus on chronic illnesses, but make toys that all kids love.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Providence, RI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Sproutel is Sesame Street for healthcare. Our flagship product is Jerry the Bear: a platform to engage children in play-based health education. We initially launched Jerry for type 1 diabetes and last year reached 4% of children newly diagnosed and 25% of ped. endocrinologist offices. We're now using the Jerry character to create digital therapeutics disguised as mobile games and interactive stories that will reinvent healthcare for children.


  • Hannah Chung holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and is a talented animator and illustrator. Hannah is a co- founder of Design for America and currently sits on the board. She was named as one of ’15 Women to watch in Tech’ by Inc. Magazine and was recognized as an ‘honored maker’ by the White House. Previous work experience at Ford Motor Company and Radius Product development.

  • Aaron Horowitz holds a degree in Mechatronics and User Interaction Design from Northwestern University. He sits on the board of Design For America, is a former Dell Social Innovation Fellow, and was recognized as an ‘honored maker’ by the White House. Aaron has shared his expertise in robotics and entrepreneurship through speaking at numerous conferences including HIW, Big Ideas Fest, MakerCon, TEDxUnisinos, CUSP, and Stanford MedX.

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    Product Lead

    Joel Schwartz has a mixed background covering corporate finance and mechanical and electrical engineering. Joel was previously a quantitative analyst at an alternative asset manager before joining an NIH funded research lab to lead the design, development, and production of a rehabilitative toy controller for kids with cerebral palsy. B.S. in Engineering from Brown University.

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    Software Lead

    Brian Oley has 6 years of experience developing for web and mobile. Previous work includes building a web-based platform for clinical trials for PHT Corporation, and chart-topping puzzle and action games for iOS and Android at Metaversal Studios. B.S. in Computer Science and Interactive Media from Northeastern University.


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    Chris Graham & Devin Fargnoli @ Edwards Wildman
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    Jeff Allain @ New Economy

Previous Investors

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    Semyon Dukach
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    John Taysom
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    Maxine Clark