Growing up, our founder, Ron Kerbs, loved playing video games. In the last few years, he noticed that games require more online communication with other players. While most players enjoy this additional social aspect, younger players rarely know how to manage the inherent risks of online anonymity and are vulnerable to threats like cyberbullying and online predators.
Ron decided to solve this problem using the skills he gained in his previous role as a developer of threat detection solutions. Kidas was born from a passion to apply the most advanced technology to make video games safer for the youngest gamers among us.
Our mission: Let children enjoy online gaming while making sure that they are safe.
MEET THE KIDAS TEAM
Founder & CEO
Ron has a decade of experience in leading technology teams and investing in early-stage startups. After volunteering in various children focused NGOs, he decided to address the problem of gaming toxicity.
Senior AI Developer
Amit is an experienced algorithm developer and data scientist who is excited to apply his knowledge to improve the world for our children.
With a passion for coding and a strong connection to children, Amit wants to make a real impact on kids and the online protection world.
Social Media Manager
As a former educator and administrator, Jenna has always had a passion for educating both children and parents. Once she left the classroom, she began educating parents through a larger platform online and continues to do so.
Head of Marketing
Brenna brings over a decade of B2C and B2B experience across SaaS, CPG, and Tech to Kidas. She holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Northwestern University and two Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English Literature from UC Riverside.
Senior Software Architect
As a former Counselor at HP, Nickolay has always been interested in Big Data, being mindful of the fact that technologies provide not only boon but also trigger bane. He's interested in contributing to the future of creative technology.
Student Intern attending George Walton Comprehensive High School in Atlanta, GA.
Senior Product Designer
Avi has many years of experience in designing interfaces for complex applications and has worked at some of the industry's leading companies.
He discovered his passion for designing at a very young age and has been making users happy through design ever since.
Senior Research Analyst
As the former Head of Research in the Child Online Protection Bureau (Israel), Tali seeks to find ways to create a safer online environment for kids.
Jennifer Meller, MD
Owner & Director of Park Avenue Medicine
CEO of Navimize
Founder & President of
Profiles In Perspective
Digital Marketing and Communications
Tracy Waasdorp, PhD
A bullying researcher and expert
R&D Manager, Head of Engineering and Site Director of Twist Bioscience Israel
Professor Tyler Wry
Professor of Entrepreneurship at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Bob Cunningham, EdM
CEO of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children
An Investor and entrepreneur. Founder and former CEO of Astea International