Our Story

Create magical videos for your loved ones and connect from anywhere in the world.

What is Zoog?

Zoog is a visual communication platform that allows family members to interact in a fresh and fun way. With Zoog, anyone can read stories, sing songs, and more while creating a stunning video, all with the push of a button. We automatically apply filters, effects, and music, so all you have to do is read or sing!

How Zoog Started

When the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world in 2020, Yoav Oren, father of three, realized that family communication is hard. Kids don’t care for small talk over the phone, they need to be entertained. Yoav’s parents missed their grandchildren deeply, so idea for Zoog was born.

Yoav met his co-founder, Matan Guttman, father of one, and they got to work. After tireless hours of research, brainstorming, meetings with real grandparents, and a lot of trial and error, Zoog was officially launched in the U.S. in early 2021. Zoog originally held a library of just a few children’s stories, but today it offers dozens of stories, songs, educational activities, and new releases every week. Thousands of families around the world, including Yoav and Matan’s, are enjoying Zoog and connecting with the ones they love.

Mission & Values

Our mission at Zoog is to bridge the gap between remote family members by offering them a platform for meaningful and engaging connections. We’ve developed an app with unique capabilities fit for all ages and interests, where we empower people to create beautiful animated videos in which they are the star. These can easily be shared with family members to any device, creating an everlasting bonding experience. We hope that by giving people the ability to connect with loved ones using modern technology and creativity, family bonds will no longer be restricted by the barriers set by distance, time, and technology.

We're All
About Family

Zoog was created with our families in mind. We have built a tool that empowers family members to engage in meaningful ways, across the generational and technological gap, even when they are physically apart.

Visual
Communication

We believe anyone can be creative with the right platform. We developed Zoog as a tool for self-expression that allows anyone to create experiences children will love to watch, and grandparents, parents, or anyone will love to share.

Simple
and Fun

Zoog was designed with multiple demographics in mind. It is simple to use and intuitive while being fun and engaging for all. We want to make sure that anyone who opens Zoog will have a delightful and seamless experience.

We're All
About Family

Zoog was created with our families in mind. We have built a tool that empowers family members to engage in meaningful ways, across the generational and technological gap, even when they are physically apart.

Visual
Communication

We believe anyone can be creative with the right platform. We developed Zoog as a tool for self-expression that allows anyone to create experiences kids will love to watch, and grandparents, parents, or anyone will love to create for them.

Simple
and Fun

Zoog was designed with multiple demographics in mind. It is simple to use and intuitive while being fun and engaging for all. We want to make sure that anyone who opens Zoog will have a delightful and seamless experience.

Read more about family communication and child development on our blog.

The Team
Matan Guttman, CTO
Matan Guttman

CTO

Yoav Oren, CEO
Yoav Oren​

CEO

Shirley Prongs, Creative Director
Shirley Prongs​

Creative Director​

Ariel Fersztand​

QA & AR Masks

Yulia Kailin, 3D Artist
Yulia Kailin

3D Artist

Devora Busheri, Author
Devora Busheri

In-House Author

Keren Kobaianov, Storyboarding
Keren Kobaivanov

Storyboarding

Peleg Shinar, Marketing Manager
Peleg Shinar

Marketing Manager

Liza Listvinsky, Head of Design
Liza Listvinsky

Head of Design

Tamar Voichek

Animator

Mousam Sharma

Front-end Developer

Jorge Costa

Lead iOS Developer

Matan Rath, Zoog Developer
Matan Rath

iOS Developer

Yahav Weingarten, Digital Artist
Yahav Weingarten

Digital Artist

Backers & Partners

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Kids love Zoog

Don’t take our word for it, Their facial expressions say it all

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