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.
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