Chen Yahav-Levanon is a Co-founder and the CEO of the Kumbaya App, overseeing all business decisions for the gig marketplace company that connects teens with parents who need care services. She is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded and led both self-funded and profitable SimilarTech and ClicksMob (acquired in 2017 by AIM: XLM, ranked #28 in Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2015 and listed at a Deloitte Rising Star winner in 2015). In 2019, Chen was featured in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40 as an individual to watch.
Prior to co-founding Kumbaya, Chen worked as an investment banker at Bear Stearns and Lehman Brother and was also a former European champion hurdler. She graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics and holds an MBA from Bar Ilan University in Israel and Fudan University in China. Chen is also a mother of three young children and is passionate about helping people thrive in their professional lives while raising children in the modern world.
As soon as school pod discussions started, we received many calls and messages about having teen gigsters support parents through these unprecedented times as their families adapt to new school procedures. We are proud to address their needs through our app and offer our new Pod Supporter Program as a solution to help solve the U.S. childcare and education crisis caused by the pandemic.25 August 2020