Meet The Team

We love and own pets ourselves, so we know that little twinge of heartache every owner gets when they close the door and leave their pets at home.

This is why we made PlayDate. It’s something quite new: a remote-controlled ball that lets humans play with their dogs from anywhere. A camera inside the ball lets you see both your pooch and where the ball is going, creating a truly interactive way to play. So you can both have a play date any time you like.

Hulk
co-founder
Hulk is PlayDate’s mastermind and alpha dog. He’s our source of inspiration and the hard-charging head of the product development department. When he's not busy running the ship, chances are you'll find him licking various surfaces that once upon a time had contact with something edible.
Kevin Li
co-founder
Kevin is Hulk’s special pal. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to get his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Kevin spent five years at AT&T labs as a top researcher in mobile interfaces. He has accumulated 15 papers and 36 patents and is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.
Anthony Chien
co-founder
Anthony holds an MBA from NYU Stern. He also has a degree in Cognitive Science: Computational Modeling from the University of California, Berkeley, where he and Kevin were roommates. Anthony has worked and consulted extensively in business development and strategy.