About Us

Volley is on a mission to make everyday life a little more entertaining.

Volley is the leading developer of voice AI games for smart speaker platforms like Amazon Alexa, smartphones, and connected TVs.



Volley was founded by Max Child and James Wilsterman in 2016. Max and James were college roommates and teamed up after graduating to build mobile apps together. They became interested in voice as an emerging technology that had the potential to revolutionize game design and home entertainment. They were among the first developers to build games for Alexa devices. By the end of 2017, they had launched several hit Alexa games and had been invited to join Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 cohort.

Today, Volley’s quickly-growing team occupies a beautiful office in the heart of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and a spot on the 2022 YC Top Companies list!

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Our values, or “Vollues”, are what we see as the best parts about working at Volley. They are the guideposts for all aspects of our business, from how we make and market our products to how we work with and support one another.



At Volley, we make the best products in the categories we choose to enter.

While we’re not afraid to launch something new that might not work out, we also won’t ship anything less than the best product in its space.

We are dedicated to quality and craft in everything we do. Some companies want to offer the cheapest products, while others simply aim to maximize profits. We want to be Best-in-Class.

Play Together

Play Together

Our products are designed to bring friends and families closer together. We also care deeply about nurturing this same spirit of togetherness in our work.

Playing together means bringing a creative, imaginative mindset to work each day. It means celebrating wins and building camaraderie with teammates.

We love a good challenge but we don’t have to face obstacles alone. We have our teammates at our side. At Volley, we’re always looking for opportunities to Play Together.

Shoot Your Shot

Shoot Your Shot

At Volley, we take calculated risks in new markets with the potential for massive rewards. We’re betting that the revolution enabled by voice technologies is just getting started and we want to lead the way forward.

Shoot Your Shot means using your unique talents to do something ambitious and creative that only you can do. It also means accepting ownership—once you shoot your shot, you own the results.

We value people who “get shit done” at Volley. Go do the thing that needs to be done. Don’t second-guess yourself and don’t be afraid to take risks.