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

Douglas is an entrepreneurial technologist with extensive experience delivering enterprise-scale products. Douglas mentors students at Maker Square Austin and is on the board of two Austin nonprofits (Fusebox Arts Festival and Cyberways and Waterways). Prior to Famigo, he held leadership positions at BuzzStream, Escalation Point, Story Stores and IBM. When not engaging with new software technology, mentoring young technologists or guiding nonprofits, Douglas is usually patching up his modular synthesizer, playing guitar, taking photographs, or watching a film. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Matt McDonnell, COO

Matt has spent his career looking for creative and innovative ways to improve education both inside and outside the classroom. Prior to joining Famigo, an early childhood and elementary EdTech company, Matt worked as an Outward Bound sailing instructor and elementary school teacher as well as co-founding two dropout prevention programs in Charleston, South Carolina that utilized a traditionally rigged tall ship to deliver character development and leadership curricula. 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 of his attention on Famigo.


Investors

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.