About Us

Bestie Bot was born out of the need for co-founders Richard Everts and Sugey Cruz to help take care of their disabled son and aging in place parents. When they realized the market rarely understood their unique needs, they decided to create a new form of technology to accomplish their long term goals.

Every product iteration was extensively tested in an actual home, and when it didn't meet requirements, went back to the drawing board. After multiple iterations, the Bestie I represents the first milestone as Bestie Bot invests heavily in a new class of product, combining cutting edge AI with cognition and social science, to help individuals live better lives.

Leadership Team

The Bestie Bot leadership team has previous experience on multiple award winning projects, with a strong track record of generating excellent ROI for investors.

Those working at Bestie Bot represent a diverse mixture of talent and backgrounds, and nearly all have industry experience in aging and disabilities.

Richard Everts

Richard Everts

Co-founder and Product Lead

Richard is an award winning software engineer, film producer, and public speaker. He also co-founded the Tommy Foundation, which for nearly two decades has worked with those on the autism spectrum, and founded Lancaster AI, where he helps further research and discussions into all forms of Artificial Intelligence.

Sugey Cruz

Sugey Cruz

Co-founder and Sales

Sugey is an award winning actress, film producer, and public speaker. She also co-founded the Tommy Foundation, which for nearly two decades has worked with those on the autism spectrum, and co-founded Broken Tile Productions, which has won over 60 awards for film work.