Tankee, Inc. is an Austin-based media company dedicated to the future of kids’ digital entertainment. Tankee, the company’s first offering, is a free entertainment app for kids 6-12 that helps parents protect their kids from inappropriate online content while giving kids access to the gaming videos they love
The safe destination features 500+ hours of curated and original gaming videos spanning the most popular game franchises including Minecraft and ROBLOX showcased by top gaming influencers.
Tankee features a robust library of videos including more than 150 Tankee Originals, exclusive content co-produced with top gamers.
All videos featured on the Tankee platform are reviewed and approved by Tankee staff and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)...so parents can rest assured there is no questionable content.
Nearly half of Americans play video games, according to the latest Pew research poll, which is not a surprising statistic to Gerald Youngblood, father of a 10-year-old, who loves games as much as his dad did at his age. He set out to create a safe space for young kids and their caregivers to enjoy gaming content.
It wasn’t that gaming videos were bad, it was the salty language and inappropriate topics that young gaming fans are being exposed on platforms clearly built for adults. When searching for and watching their favorite video game influencers online, they need a platform built for them. Gerald and his team set out to curate a community that fully supports the digital well-being movement. They wanted to create a place for caregivers and kids to discover the best in gaming in a safe way including fully human-vetted content instead an algorithm. The team created an entertainment app dedicated to young kids who love games and aimed at helping their parents breathe a little easier.
Co-Founder & CEO
Gerald connects with his 10-year-old son through video games. He was previously Senior Director of WW Marketing, Social, and esports for Advanced Micro Devices where he drove end-to-end global strategy and execution, including gaming partnerships. Gerald's favorite game is Ori and the Blind Forest.
Co-Founder, Brand Strategy
Henry sees the power of gaming to bring people together from diverse backgrounds. Henry is the former Art Director for ESPN and has extensive experience leading brands in digital storytelling. He helps to convey our mission through design and messaging. His favorite game is League of Legends.
Content Review & Community
Candice leverages the power of human sensitivity and the insights honed as the mom of a gamer to lead our stringent review process. Candice has degrees in Psychology and Human Services along with experience at the Texas Association of School Administrators. Her favorite game is Just Dance.
Stephane's first gaming device was the Gameboy Color on which he spammed Pokemon Yellow, his favorite Pokemon game to this day. He has worked on projects for various esports organizations such as VGJ and Counter Logic Gaming.
Cait is an accomplished streamer with over 25K followers who has built amazing relationships in the gaming community. She’s brings that experience to Tankee while helping us find the best content partner the to the platform.
Kevin has been playing Minecraft with his little brother since the 2010 alpha (before it was cool). He has lead design and branding for projects big and small, including Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Counter Logic Gaming.
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