Circle Media Labs, Inc. develops products that redefine how we connect.

Circle Media Labs, Inc. creates software to bring balance to families’ connected lives at home and on the go. Circle software is available through our subscription products Circle Go and Circle on NETGEAR™ routers, our retail product Circle with Disney®, and the recently announced FamilyMode™, developed with T-Mobile®.

“Regardless, many technology-industry veterans are taking their own measures. Fadell, whose family has no-screen Sundays, uses a product called Circle that sets online time limits and blocks certain content.”

“On the heels of two large Apple investors urging the company to address kids’ phone addiction, many parents may be wondering: How do I know if my child is addicted to his or her smartphone? And how can I prevent problematic overuse?”

“Netgear now offers Disney parental controls for your home network through its Nighthawk and Orbi routers. Circle with Disney allows parents to control how long their children are online and filter which sites they can access.”

“Circle Media, the company behind Circle with Disney – a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions – has raised $10 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by early stage venture fund Relay Ventures.”

“Circle Media Labs, the company behind Circle with Disney, is synonymous with helping parents maintain the time spent on digital devices.”

“IF THE WEB were an amusement park attraction, you’d have to be 10 feet tall to ride—it's terrifying enough for adults and a funhouse of horrors for kids, from inappropriate content to unkind comment sections to outright predators.”


Lance Charlish

President and CEO

Lance brings over 20 years experience creating and selling enterprise software to his role. Before founding Circle, he served as VP Western Region for SAP and established Peace Computers in the North American market. Mr. Charlish is based in Portland, OR and graduated from Reed College.

Jelani Memory

Chief Creative Officer

Jelani is a creator with talents as varied as film and business development. He is passionate about developing meaningful products that improve the way people live their lives. Jelani leads his team in Portland, OR.

Tiebing Zhang

Chief Technology Officer

Tiebing has been creating secure communications solutions for families and corporations since 2001. A serial entrepreneur, his products now operate in homes and military facilities around the world. Tiebing’s home base is Orange County.

Maureen Bolen

Global Head of Delivery

Maureen’s experience executing large-scale system implementation projects is invaluable as Circle brings our products and co-branded applications to customers worldwide. Previously, she served as an executive for SAP, GE, VertexOne, and Southern California Edison. Literally a nuclear engineer, Ms. Bolen received degrees from UC Berkeley.

Abhisek Tibrewal

Director of Finance

Abhisek brings to Circle his experience building and running finance and accounting for several startups. An MBA with a major in Finance from Willamette University and CPA-certified, he led finance and administration at LeanPath and Vigillo.

Circle Offices


1104 NW 15th Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97209


10805 Holder Street
Suite 210
Cypress, CA 90630


At Circle, we love helping families! If you’re interesting in joining our teams in Portland, Oregon and Cypress, California, check out our open positions and apply today!

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