Meet the Co-founders

Kami was born out of three founders' personal experiences with parenthood and wellbeing. They each have their own unique stories and have spent hours chatting to hundreds of parents in order to truly understand their needs and how to best support them. Kami fuses cutting-edge AI with human expertise, resulting in an intelligent support system for working parents, providing evidence-based, judgement-free support that empowers all parents to improve their mental health and foster healthy early development in their children.

Helen Yannakoudakis

CSO
Helen Yannakoudakis is an Assistant Professor at King's College London and a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge. Helen holds PhDs in Natural Language and Information Processing from the University of Cambridge and focuses on machine learning for natural language processing.

Jacob Herandi

COO
Jacob has a background in the investment and fintech sectors having spent 10 years in operations and finance roles before joining Kami. Having worked in both corporate and tech environments he is well placed to manage the roll out of the Kami platform to organisations and parents. Jacob has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Exeter and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst.
CEO

Erika Brodnock

Erika is a leading industry voice in parental wellness and as a mother of five, she knows first hand the difficulties faced by parents pre and post birth, having suffered with postnatal depression following the arrival of her youngest child. She is Sky News’ resident parenting expert and a research officer at LSE, undertaking a PhD in Psychological Behavioural Science. Erika is an MBA and multi-award winning entrepreneur, winning awards for her dedication and work in child psychology and digital education.
COO

Jacob Herandi

Jacob has over 10 years experience in the investment and fintech sectors, holding operations and finance roles before joining Kami. Jacob has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Exeter and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst. Having worked in both corporate and tech environments, he is well placed to manage the roll out of the Kami platform to organisations and parents.
CTO

Dr. Helen Yannakoudakis

Helen holds PhDs from the University of Cambridge in both Machine Learning for NLP and in Natural Language and Information Processing. She previously developed an algorithm to detect emotion and abusive language via social media data text analysis, thus uniquely positioned to develop our core product IP involving deeptech to assess parental mental wellbeing. 

Our Resident Consultants

Our highly-qualified consultants cover a wide range of disciplines and are able to cater to parents’ specific needs, whether that be breastfeeding or sleep training. They are friendly and approachable, available exactly when you need them. 

Are you a parental wellness expert?

A Kami Consultant is a qualified, loving, and supportive guide to parents during the tough challenges of parenthood. The best part? With Kami, you can customise your working hours, manage your calendar, and stay on top of your schedule with appointment alerts

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We're hiring!

Our team is rapidly growing, and we're looking for new talent.