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About Us

At Tiggly, we believe in the power of connected play- the magic that happens when you bring the best of physical play into digital apps.


We design fun learning toys that interact with the silliest learning apps you can imagine! Tiggly's learning systems take children on a learning journey full of inspiration, magic, and humor. A learning journey that cannot possibly be replicated with toys or apps alone.



Learning manifesto

1. Children LOVE to learn- we embrace that

2. Children learn best when they actively engage all their senses

3. Children are makers- they need to explore the unknown and invent new things

4. Making mistakes is part of the learning process

5. A little silliness goes a long way!



Meet Team Tiggly

Phyl Georgiou
Founder & CEO

Phyl oversees overall strategy, product design, and manufacturing at Tiggly. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Bart Clareman
Co-Founder & COO

Bart oversees business development for consumer retail at Tiggly. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA cum laude from Williams College. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs.

Dr. Azi Jamalian
Co-Founder & CLO

Azi oversees product design, curriculum, and research at Tiggly. She has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College.

Paul Zdanowicz
Chief Creative Officer

Paul is behind Tiggly's creative and design. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and has worked as a designer and art director in the animation industry for over 18 years.

Amanda Adam
Learning Director

Amanda leads Tiggly's education and schools partnerships. She has a masters in Child Development and Education and is a Doctoral candidate in Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies at Teachers College.

Dale Clowdis
Supervising Animator

Dale gives life to all Tiggly's lovely characters. He has worked on several television shows for pre-school aged audiences, including Blue's Clues, Wonder Pets, and Team Umizoomi.

FangYu Yang
Game and App Designer

FangYu, is the designer behind some of the most popular Tiggly apps including Tiggly Story Maker and Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen. Her expertise in designing lively and interactive worlds are truly exceptinal.

Jérémy Quentin
Lead Programmer

Jérémy leads software and app development at Tiggly. He has a Masters in Interactive Digital Experiences and a masters in Software Development.

Veronica Jones
Lead Designer

Veronica is the designer behind Tiggly's lively worlds. Over the last 12 years, she has worked with several clients, including Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV Animation and Showtime Networks.

Erica Jun   

Sales and Operations Manager        


Erica is our go to for almost everything! Be it sales to specialty toy stores, outreach to schools, or taking care of our social media.

Amy Stadelmann

From our packages to our website to our apps, Amy has a hand in designing the smallest detail. She also has a love for children narrative and recently has published The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders book in partnership with Scholastic.

Michal Eliakim
Marketing Manager

Michal joined Tiggly from day 1! She manages all of our marketing and communication messages from our website to our newsletters. She also leads all of our partnerships with press and media.