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 Culbertson, recently named as a top influencer in the Voice Industry, is a VoiceFirst speaker, advisor, and the CEO of Marvee, a voice strategy consultancy and conversation design studio helping spark innovation to better engage the 50+ cohort. A graduate of Miami University (OH), Heidi has served in multiple executive leadership roles in a career immersed in emerging technology, leading at the forefront of wireless, mobile, and IoT technologies, and working with enterprise customers designing solutions often being adopted for the first time. After caring for an elder parent, Heidi now works at the intersection of voice technology and aging. Founding a voice design and development company, Heidi leads voice design workshops, and has spoken at multiple conferences including the Voice Summit, the Voice of Healthcare, What’s Next Boomer Summit, and the ISG World Conference. Heidi has also been a guest on a variety of industry podcasts including Voicebot.ai, VoiceFirst.fm and VUXWorld. Heidi’s mission is simple: to champion the creation of context-aware voice experiences to make life better for older adults, families, and those who care for them throughout the aging journey.
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.
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