Papa, also known as Papa Technologies, is a company that offers elderly care management by connecting college students to senior citizens. Papa was established in 2017 by Alfredo Vaamonde and Andrew Parker. Papa aims to connect adults over 60 with college-aged adults who can provide support and companionship. Papa is primarily based in Miami, Florida.
Papa provides personal assistance and socialization for adults over 60 through the help of their Papa Pals, their team of college students. Seniors can access this help through a mobile application. Senior can choose two types of membership, a basic one where they only have to pay an hourly fee for Papa Pals’ services or a premium one where they also pay a monthly fee for additional benefits, such as choosing which Papa Pal they can be paired up with.
Papa has received $3.2 million in financing from two rounds since 2018. The company’s most recent funding round collected $2.4 million in October 2018. There are 3 investors who have given capital for Papa Technologies, with one of them as lead investor. These investors are Initialized Capital, Sound Ventures, and Y Combinator.
Founder & CEO
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Andrew Parker (CEO of Papa) on the Future of Healthcare