Famigo Family

Our Mission

Mobile technology should simply work for families.

Famigo provides a platform for families to safely discover, manage, and enjoy educational and entertaining apps, videos, and games on all smartphones and tablets.

Meet the Famigo Team

Q Beck, Co-founder & CEO

Q Beck co-founded Famigo during the 2nd semester of his MBA program. Prior to business school, he spent nine years in the film industry as a development and production executive for numerous companies, including Nickelodeon and DreamWorks. He earned a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Douglas Ferguson, CTO & Software Genius

At Famigo, Douglas writes a variety of software (web, mobile, API, whatever), and also keeps the hamsters inside of our servers from overheating. He thinks a lot about the way we build software and how we can make processes faster and more fun. In addition to the software thing, Douglas is a musician, photographer and dabbler in anything that transmits electrons through wires or the air.

Matt McDonnell, COO

A native of Scranton, PA, Matt holds a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University, an MBA from the College of Charleston, and is taking a leave of absence from the University of Texas School of Law in order to focus all his attention on Famigo. Previously, Matt worked as an Outward Bound sailing instructor and elementary school teacher before co-founding two dropout prevention programs in Charleston, South Carolina. Matt does a little bit of everything at Famigo.


Chris Shonk - Liahona Ventures

Morgan Flager - Silverton Partners

Kip McClanahan - Silverton Partners

Josh Baer - Capital Factory

Bart Bohn - Formerly at the Austin Technology Incubator

The Famigo Seal of APProval

This program recognizes developers and partners who create family-friendly apps that have passed through our rigorous review process.

By awarding developers with the Famigo Seal of APProval we make it easier for families to find the truly great apps that can easily be lost in crowded marketplaces.

We get incredibly excited when we review an educational and beautifully designed app. If you think Famigo will love your app, send an email to reviews@famigo.com

What do we look for in an app?

  • Educational content, including subject matter and standards
  • Exceptional design
  • Safe for families
  • Impeccable game play
  • Flawless interface

How to Be COPPA Compliant

There’s lots of talk about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Below is a guide containing 10 questions that every developer should ask over the next couple weeks in order to conduct an internal COPPA audit and ensure compliance. Click the button below to download our free 10 step guide on how to be COPPA compliant. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.