Chia-Lin SimmonssqChia-Lin Simmons: Bringing Digital Media to Every Device from iPod to Kindle to Cars—and now to children and family tech
CEO/Co-Founder, RedHelicopter; Founder #binderfullofwomenfounders
Twitter: @chialinsimmons

Bio: Co-Founder / CEO RedHelicopter; previously, Head of Global Partner Marketing, Google Play, Google; VP of Marketing & Content, Harman International; VP of Strategic Alliances, Audible an Amazon company

Innovating in Field of Work:

  • Early leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies
  • RedHelicopter IoT hardware/software startup with mission to help kids develop self-regulation and families spend better quality time together
  • Developing technologies to help parents identify and address child self-regulation and independence
  • Development of a smart parenting “assistant” technology


  • RedHelicopter is a wearables and smart assistant technology company that helps children learn self-regulation and provides parents with personalized help and recommendations
  • Founder of the #binderfullofwomenfounders movement to help women founder secure funding for their startups
  • 27 Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter, Huffington Post, 2011
  • Top 100 Under 50, Diversity MBA Magazine 2012
  • Board of Advisors, KarFarm, first end-to-end automotive marketplace

Role Model:

  • Founder of the #binderfullofwomenfounders movement. We aim to get women founders directly connected to angel investors and venture capitalists. More than 100 women founders have already joined
  • Advocate and champion for women’s mentoring as a founding member and executive of SF WoW (Women on the Web)
  • Continue to mentor and promote women leaders through panel discussions and as an invited speaker for conferences such as Digital Hollywood
  • Only non-black Googler invited to join the first Black Googler’s Elevate mentoring program

Reinvention / Risk / Momentum:

  • Disrupting clear path as a digital technology executives at goliath companies like Google and Amazon and forging a new path as founder of a start-up.
  • Innovating ways to help children develop self-regulation, crucial for building a foundation of success for their future
  • 20 years on the leading edge of digital media technology

“I am taking my own experiences as a parent and combining that with my decades of experience as a digital media and subscription acquisition executive to create a new way of thinking about parenting and development success for our children.”