November 21, 2018
Papa, a startup that schedules companion visits for lonely seniors, has partnered with Humana to support those covered under Medicare Advantage. The Florida-based company trains and provides college-aged assistants to meet and spend time with seniors in their home, and bills itself as a “grandkids on demand” service.
“At Humana, we know if we truly want to impact the health of our Medicare...
October 15, 2018
Miami-based startup Papa, an online service that links college students to seniors for practical services and companionship, has raised $2.4 million in a seed funding round. The latest round was led by Initialized Capital, with participation from Sound Ventures.
The new money is expected to help the platform grow throughout Florida and expand to new markets.
Through the service, seniors can...
August 22, 2018
Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is winding to a close after presentations from dozens of tech entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator has historically had a hand in the development of numerous healthcare tech startups, and this week’s event seems to be no exception.
According to TechCrunch, 28 percent of the 122 startups that presented at Demo Day fell within the healthcare vertical...