A Short Story about Marvee, the company

Marvee was created in 2015, within months of the founder, Heidi Culbertson, experiencing the profound impact of voice assistant technology as a possible solution to help an aging mother (read the full back story here).  With the 2014 launch of the Amazon Echo, Ms Culbertson immediately saw the value in hands-free voice solutions for improving quality of life. Since then, Marvee, has become a recognized leader in voice-first strategy and conversation design, with a specialty in creating voice experiences to engage older adults. We are a strategic voice design consultancy helping write a new narrative for the aging journey.


Heidi has spent her career immersed in emerging technology, having begun her career in wireless technology, then mobile software, where her work with enterprise customers often required new solution design for companies adopting mobile for the first time. Stints leading national sales and delivery teams architecting novel enterprise solutions while at Sprint, Incode Wireless, AT&T and multiple software startups, led to a focus on user experience design for mobile and IoT, eventually leading to UX consulting work.  Fueled with a focus honed as a professional athlete in her early days, Heidi believes Voice AI products and voice-enabled services will write a new narrative for our  fast-aging global population. Heidi is an evangelist on aging with voice, and the many opportunities to meet the needs and better engage the over-50 population

Dan Miller joined Heidi as Marvee’s co-founder in 2016, and they launched the initial Ask Marvee Skill in summer 2016. Mr. Miller has spent his career as a visionary technology entrepreneur, and is a well-known speaker, investor and advisor. Mr. Miller’s entrepreneurial drive began early with his passion for soccer, where he competed for the US and professionally. Lessons learned on the field fueled his passion for business strategy and creating high performance teams, leading to future success in founding multiple companies to successful exits. Mr. Miller is also the CFO/COO of MassCare, a healthcare practice management company, and is the Managing Director of Seedboom, a business strategy consulting firm.

In The News

Building Better Voice Experiences, Houndify, June 2019

Lessons From Early Adopters of Voice, February 2019

2019 Predictions from 35 Industry Leaders, January 2019

Top 15 voice AI Influencers to follow on Twitter, December 2018

Podcast: Voicebot.ai – Heidi Culbertson, CEO of Marvee, on Voice and the Elder Community, November 2018

Podcast: VUX World – How to Design a Voice Experience for Older Generations, November 2018

Kiplinger – Voice Assistants can Help Older Adults, August 2018

Podcast: Alexa in Canada: Voice Influencer Roundup on Voice Summit 2018, July 2018

Podcast: This Week in Voice, Special Voice Summit Edition, July 2018

Southwest Florida Technology Group presents Voice First, July 2018

SMA Home – Platform Services for Independent Living,  June 2018

Oakland Press – Voice technology Helps Older Adults, June 2018

Podcast: Alexa in Canada: Alexa and Aging presented by Heidi Culbertson with Marvee,  May 2018

What’s Next Boomer Summit, Heidi Culbertson – Panelist: The Future of Voice First technology,  March 2018

Kaiser Health: New Technologies help seniors age in place – and not feel alone, March 2018

2018 Market Overview of Technology for Aging in Place, March 2018

The Future of Voice-First Technology and Older Adults 2018. March 2018

Longevity Network – Marvee Participates in Brookdale EIR Program, July 2017

The Octogenarians Who Love Amazon’s Alexa, June 2017

MedCityNews: How to succeed in the 50+ healthcare market, April 2017

AARP Longevity Network, Guest Voices: Heidi Culbertson of Marvee on The Potential of Chatbots, February 2017

Seven Examples of Voice-First Approaches to Benefit Older Adults, February 2017

AARP Longevity Network, Entrepreneur of the Week, December 2016

Florida Trends Report, November 2016

AudioBurst: Top 20 Alexa Skills everyone should know, November 2016

Aging in Place Technology Watch, September 2016

Marvee presents as finalist at the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Business Plan Competition (June 2016)

Oliver Wyman Health, May 2016