We started Galore to make it easier for all of us to be better parents, and to have more fun doing it. Our kids are happier when they’re out of the house, being active, and doing new and interesting things. And, so are we!
We’re the parents who embarrassingly take their kids to the same park down the street four times in a weekend. We get easily frustrated trying to sift through the overwhelming amount of information out there about kids’ activities, camps and class. And then get more frustrated trying to navigate a convoluted registration process.
We also empathize with the merchants and independent providers trying to grow and manage their business as rents continue to rise. We get incredibly inspired when we discover that children’s art studio in our neighborhood that we never knew existed. And when we meet these amazing instructors, performers, artists, and coaches who have a knack for entertaining, educating, and relating to kids (way better than we do!).
We’re building Galore to empower these people.
Jeff has infinite love for his daughter, Amalia, and digs being a dad. But his transition to parenthood was, at times...rough. What surprised him most was how easy it is to get bored as a parent, and how hard it can be to find fun, convenient things to do with your family and friends. Galore was born out of that frustration and his desire to make activities much more accessible to all families. His background includes advising startups on product, growth partnerships and legal issues, founding an early stage seed fund based in Brazil and NY, and leading business development at two large, venture-backed companies in the media and gaming space.
Although Max doesn't have kids yet, he shares a love for spending quality time with friends and family. Saturday mornings typically involve coffee, a trip to the farmers' market, a run in Golden Gate Park, and a few hours in front of the computer tackling Galore's business, design and engineering challenges. Max has spent time in the wine, food and finance industries, but most recently founded a boutique design and development agency where he built web and mobile products for a diverse range of international clients. Before that, Max studied Chinese politics and language at Stanford.
We believe that all families should be able to have access to the kinds of activities we offer at Galore. We’re committed to creating and promoting free and low-cost options on our platform, as well as supporting local non-profit organizations who do the same. We’ll continue to develop this part of Galore as we grow. But, if you have thoughts on this, we’d love to .