Our Alumni - 2016
Okio creates kid friendly communication devices for parents to stay in touch with their children.
Okio is a simple voice messaging link between parents and their kids, utilizing a smartphone app and a discreet device kept by the child.
Designed by parents to fit into a child’s everyday life, Okio is a unique wearable that is convenient and unobtrusive for children ages 5-12.
Okio utilizes LTE Cat-M, a low-throughput, low-energy cellular protocol designed to send short messages efficiently and cost effectively across IoT devices.
The Okio Team
After selling his wireless engineering services company, Cozybit, to a major telecommunications company in 2014, Javier Cardona was ready for a new project.
Javier started experimenting with communications tools to keep in touch with his two children. Through testing with other parents, he found a universal desire to send non-intrusive messages to their kids without relying on a smartphone.
Javier founded Okio in 2015, and was joined shortly after by Pia Lozano, who brought her experience in business operations with companies including Gap and Sephora.
We use kid-friendly communication to send and receive voice messages in a simple and reliable way.