What is ActivityHero?

ActivityHero helps parents find and book kids after-school activities and summer camps. Our mission is to keep kids active and save parents from frustrations. We provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information covering the full spectrum of out-of-school activities. Our registration system saves everyone time -- parents can register their kids in multiple programs with one common app and activity providers automate the paperwork and payments. The result is happy kids, parents and instructors.

Our Story

Co-founders Shilpa Dalmia and Peggy Chang are busy Silicon Valley moms. When they were looking for activities for their kids, they found it very frustrating to not have a single resource to search, plan and book all in one place. They decided to use their years of technology experience to build a solution for themselves and other parents like them. They dream of how to use technology to create virtual assistants for parents and providers.

Our Mission

Organize all things related to activities. Offer parents and activity providers all the necessary tools and assistance to help children discover learning opportunities that ignite their unique gifts and passion.

Our Vision

All children and youth have easy access to a rich diversity of in-school and out-of-school learning activities that propel them to be successful and accomplished in their life and career pursuits. Activity providers stay focused on what they are passionate about. Parents spend more quality time with their children.

Team

Shilpa Dalmia Co-Founder - Technology
Shilpa has over sixteen years of experience in the software industry and has worked for startups throughout her career. Faced with the challenge of finding the right after-school activities for her kids, Shilpa came up with the idea for ActivityHero. Being a parent at heart and an engineer by profession with an entrepreneurial mindset, she pursued this venture to help both parents and activity providers. Shilpa is passionate about taking up challenging roles in life, and one of her most challenging and satisfying roles has been seeking out the best for her two children.

Peggy Chang Co-Founder - SMB Solutions
Peggy has led product management teams for Intuit's QuickBooks software, Excite.com, Charles Schwab, The Los Angeles Times and several startups. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and engineering degrees from M.I.T. At ActivityHero, she's the customer champion and works with activity providers and parents to build a better service. As a mom of two children, Peggy's hunt for summer camps in August led to the creation of ActivityHero.


Scott Lohmann Head of Sales
Scott has over twenty years of experience in SMB sales, managing teams from 5 to 200+ employees. Scott originally "cut his teeth" with Procter & Gamble, then travelled across the U.S. with Entertainment Publications. After settling in the Bay Area, he worked at startups, including Groupon. As a dad of a ten and fourteen year old, he and his wife spend most of their time as bus drivers on weekends to every imaginable sports venue in the Bay Area! Scott also enjoys running, biking and raising money for education foundations.

William Li Director of Engineering (Consumer)
William has over a decade of experience in software engineering and startups. Not only has he worked for established companies like Google and Amazon, he has experience with several startup projects, including co-founding Zoetic - a consumer-facing app and website for discoveries activites, places, and events. William has his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He is also an amateur photographer who spends many weekends hiking and exploring California, looking for exciting activities and scenic views.

Rajiv Makhijani Director of Engineering (SMB)
Rajiv has over a decade of software engineering experience, including at Hulu, Google, and smaller startups. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Motivated to solve the need for a place to discover activities, he co-founded Zoetic, a mobile application for discovering activities, places, and events that was later acquired by ActivityHero. Rajiv has extensive experience at building business and consumer facing software for the web and mobile platforms.

Our culture and core values

All of our employees embrace these core values while working together to achieve our mission.

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