Tonies has made Fast Company’s annual list celebrating the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021.
The list honours businesses that ‘have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year, but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes’. This year’s list spotlights 463 businesses from 29 countries.
“We’re proud to be recognised among the best and brightest companies in the world,” said Patric Faßbender and Marcus Stahl, co-founders of tonies.
“We, along with our fantastic global team, are inspired everyday to provide imaginative solutions for learning and play to serve children, parents and educators best.”
Launched in 2016, Tonies is a screen-free audio entertainment system that sees figures interact with a soft squeezable audio player called the Toniebox, playing hours of stories and songs.
Tonies’ content library spans classic fairy tales like Pinocchio and Rapunzel, as well as licensed content from the likes of Disney, Universal and Penguin Random House.
“In a year of unprecedented challenges, the companies on this list exhibit fearlessness, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of crisis,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky.
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