catnclever - lernapp – Lily, Maus, Doggy

We are a young start-up based out of Switzerland, and we are parents too – passionate and enthusiastic about the importance of early childhood education!

We collaborate with leading experts in pedagogy and education, gamified learning and audiovisual design.

We are convinced that gamified learning will become increasingly relevant for educational tools in the development of early childhood curricula, giving students a headstart at school. Because of this, a gentle and safe introduction to the digital world is immensely important.

Our love of music and the arts has inspired the app's design and is one of the key success factors, in addition to the strong pedagogical concept.

Our founders

Dr. Olga Ruf Fiedler

Co-Founder, CEO

Olga holds a PhD in mathematics from Humboldt University Berlin. She is a successful businesswoman with an excellent track record in starting and building new businesses. In her previous career, she has developed as CEO two companies from scratch for big multinationals in financial services industry.  The time came to use this experience and start the own company that also makes a social impact.

catnclever - lernapp – Olga Ruf- Fiedler
Sebastian Hähnel, CTO

Sebastian Hähnel

Co-Founder, CTO

Sebastian impresses with his many years of experience gained at IBM Silicon Valley Labs and in the Swiss financial industry. His areas of expertise are software engineering, software architecture and passing on knowledge to the next generation.

Our Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Jan L. Plass

Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning Sciences and Professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University

Jan envisions, designs, and studies the future of learning, incorporating cognitive, social, and emotional design factors of digital media. An international leader in research on simulations and games for learning with 25 years of experience in ed tech. He is the founding director of  CREATE, the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education, and co-directs the Games for Learning Institute.

Prof. Dr. Jan L. Plass
Sebastian Hähnel, CTO

Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur

Professor for Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and director of The Future Learning Initiative (FLI) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Manu has been awarded visiting professorships at top universities in Europe, Australia and Japan, and invited to major international government and advisory boards. Manu is a prolific keynote speaker at high-profile conferences and events around the world. He has also served as an associate editor for two of the leading journals, and has published in the most prestigious journals in the field of the learning and the cognitive sciences.

Prof. Dr. Pierre Dillenbourg

Professor at the Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instructions at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

With EPFL colleagues, he launched in 2017 the Swiss EdTech Collider, an incubator with 80 start-ups in learning technologies. He (co-)-founded 5 start-ups, does consulting missions in the corporate world and joined the board of several companies or institutions. In 2018, he co-founded LEARN, the EPFL Center of Learning Sciences that brings together the local initiatives in educational innovation. He is a fellow of the International Society for Learning Sciences. He currently is the Associate Vice-President for Education at EPFL.

Prof. Dr. Pierre Dillenbourg
Sebastian Hähnel, CTO

Dominic Williams

Chief Scientist & Founder of DFINITY

Over the past 20 years, Dominic has had a distinguished career as a crypto theoretician and serial entrepreneur focused on the Internet and distributed systems. Recently, his scientific discoveries across Threshold Relay and PSC chains, Validation Towers and Trees, USCIDs, and The 3 E's of Sybil Resistance have pioneered new approaches to cryptography and blockchain technology.

Anja Neupert

Senior leader at LinkedIn, USA

Experienced digital marketing & product leader with demonstrated history of driving innovation, scalable growth, and tangible results at the intersection of business & technology. Passionate team builder and talent developer. Strong international experience in digital technology and product management, web and digital marketing, operations and planning in both large international enterprises and start-ups.

Anja Neupert
Sebastian Hähnel, CTO

Corinne Hoss-Blatter

Member of the House of Representatives of the Canton of Zurich

Corinne Hoss-Blatter, historian and German teacher, is a seasoned practitioner having worked in the educational sector for over 30 years and in educational politics for more than 15 years.

Corinne is also Member of the Council of Zollikon (Education Department), President of the School of the Zollikon municipality (1’300 students) and Chairwoman of the Board of the Kantonale Maturitätsschule for Adults.