Intentional play-based learning

Personalized for 0 to 12 years old.


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Akily is an app that provides developmental activities for parents to do with their children face to face.


Simplified proven methodology

Akily is based on the SteppingBlock Method.


Activities designed with love

Thousands of relevant, easy to do and short activities to help you elevate your child’s abilities in any or all six areas of development.


Tailored journeys and progress

Your progress will be recorded to provide personalized activities.


The core of Akily is a deep learning implementation of a parental guidance system for child development that features a graph analytical system. Each new interaction provides our graph with new data that will improve the predictability of our system, providing in turn unique pathways for our users.


Our Team

We are a proud female owned venture with extensive backgrounds in education and tech entrepreneurship. Our innovative mindsets propelled us to create a new way of approaching children's development to support parents in this monumental, yet important task of life. 

Natalia Ulloa

Natalia Ulloa
Co-Founder & Head of Product


I was once the curious kid who always wanted to know more about everything. And from early on, I realized that the typical education system would not get me where I wanted. Since then, I've not stopped looking at new ways to improve children's education.

This path has taken me to create and run a successful elementary school, a children's therapy center and now I enjoy all the work that involves homeschooling my kids. I have also become interested in applying Machine Learning and Deep Learning models for optimization of educational processes.

I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every child. As an educator, I want to encourage and help children to reach their full potential. I want children to realize that they are all different, and understand that diversity is a good thing. I believe that there are different types of intelligence, and creativity is just as important as logic.

Working with children gave me the opportunity to see first hand, how each one of them could reach their goals in a natural way, as long as they are presented with the right steps to do so.

With Akily, our dream of delivering  just the right exercise to a child at just the right time has become true.


Bryan Rodriguez
Co-Founder & Engineer


I am a Colombian Systems Engineer graduated from the Distrital Francisco José de Caldas University in Bogota. I began working as a web developer in 2013 when I accepted to join an effort from the Colombian government to drive entrepreneurship in the country. From there, I started a company with a group of friends, called QuicklyApps. 

Since 2013, have worked on multiple backend projects, as well as with a variety of frontend and mobile technologies. In 2016, I was the lead developer for a project that consisted of the real-time tracking of school routes, where we used various web and mobile technologies including Ruby on Rails, NodeJS (, Redis, Ionic, AWS -  among others -  to build it. 

I am excited to use my experience and knowledge to help AKILY develop, grow, and make the world a better place one child at a time

Tania Zapata

Tania Zapata
Co-Founder & CEO

I am Colombian-born entrepreneur that has gone by many professional titles – CEO of Voice123, Chief People Officer of Bunny Inc., Partner of Zapata Torrenegra Labs, and Co-founder and Adviser of Torre Technologies Co.

I am proud people geek, with a love of learning that runs deep with topics such as neuroscience, behavior, organizational culture, and lately deep learning and coding. I continually strive to try new things to improve myself and my workplace.

My interest for building Akily was to give power to parents and caregivers to help their children reach their full potential. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and although this diagnosis came as a relief, I wish I could have known of it earlier to be able to take the steps needed to minimize the shortcomings of ADHD and at the same time amplify its benefits.

Our belief at Akily is that every condition has its strengths and disadvantages, and as long as you are able to amplify the strengths and minimize the shortcomings, you will have a fulfilling life.


Alex Torrenegra

Alex is CEO of Torre. He  started his first business at age 14 in Bogotá, Colombia, with the objective of buying his first computer.

After migrating to the US and finding the love of his life, Tania Zapata, they co-founded Voice123, and it grew to become the largest marketplace for voice over talent. They also founded Zapata Torrenegra Labs, an incubator that was named one of the top immigrant-owned startups in the US by Forbes Magazine. With Zapata Torrenegra Labs, they have co-founded and invested in several successful tech companies including WeHostels and VivaReal.

In 2012, he co-founded Torre. In 2016, Alex co-founded Democrracy. He also co-founded BogoDev, BogoTech, and HubBOG, the three largest communities of software developers, web entrepreneurs, and technologists in Colombia.

Also in 2012 he was honored by MIT’s Technology Review with the TR35 Top Colombian Innovator of the Year award, in 2013 with the High-Impact Entrepreneur title by Endeavor, and in 2015 as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.