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Papa

Also known as Papa Technologies, Papa provides a platform connecting college students to senior citizens in need of transportation, house help, technology lessons, companionship and other services.

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.

Service

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.

Funding

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.

Timeline

April 13, 2021
Papa announces a $60 million Series C led by Tiger Global Management.
September 2020
Papa raises a $18,000,000 series B round from CANAAN, Comcast Ventures, Initialized Capital, Magnify Ventures, Pivotal Ventures and Sound Ventures.
September 2020
Papa raises a $18,000,000 series B round from CANAAN, Comcast Ventures, Initialized Capital, Magnify Ventures, Pivotal Ventures and Sound Ventures.
September 2020
Papa raises a $18,000,000 series B round from CANAAN, Comcast Ventures, Initialized Capital, Magnify Ventures, Operator Partners, Pivotal Ventures, Scott Belsky and Sound Ventures.
September 2020
Papa raises a $18,000,000 series B round from Canaan Partners, Comcast Ventures, Initialized Capital, Magnify Ventures, Pivotal Ventures and Sound Ventures.
September 2020
Papa raises a $18,000,000 series B round from Canaan Partners, Comcast Ventures, Initialized Capital, Magnify Ventures, Pivotal Ventures and Sound Ventures.
October 2019
Papa raises a $10,000,000 series A round from Canaan Partners, Initialized Capital, Melinda Gates, Pivotal Ventures, Sound Ventures and Y Combinator.
2017
Papa was founded.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alfredo Vaamonde

Co-Founder

Alfredo Vaamonde

COO

Andrew Parker

Co-Founder, CEO

Andrew Parker

Founder & CEO

Chris Stegner

CTO

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Andrew Parker (CEO of Papa) on the Future of Healthcare

3/3/2019

Companies

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CEO
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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Joanna Glasner
June 4, 2021
Crunchbase News
By 2050, well over a fifth of Americans are expected to be 65 and over. And startups and venture investors -- ever cognizant of growth markets -- are scaling up efforts to serve our fast-growing aging population.
WeedCon Productions
May 25, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- On Friday May 21st, the 6th WEEDCon Cup awards took place in Los Angeles, CA awarding for excellence in cannabis products for Best Flower,...
WeedCon Productions
May 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- On May 20th, the 6th WEEDCon Cup awards will take place in Los Angeles, CA judging the best cannabis products. The two-day affair includes...
Green Bee Botanicals
April 29, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis skincare and wellness company Green Bee Botanicals pulled off an upset this month when its Renewing Serum won first place at The...
Humboldt Social
April 26, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Humboldt Social, a Humboldt County-based group of businesses with a mission to normalize connections between hospitality and cannabis, has...
Emily Canal
April 19, 2021
Business Insider
Papa, whose first funding round was led by by Alexis Ohanian, shared the pitch deck it used to raise $18 million and advice for founders.
Paige Minemyer
April 14, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Papa, the startup tackling loneliness among seniors, closed a $60 million series C funding round, bringing its total financial backing to $91 million.
Patricia Kelly Yeo
April 14, 2021
Business Insider
Tiger Global has gone all in on healthcare, participating in $2.2 billion worth of funding rounds since last fall. Here are the startups it's backed.
FinSMEs
April 13, 2021
FinSMEs
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Marcella McCarthy
April 13, 2021
TechCrunch
Papa, the elder tech company that offers care and companionship to seniors, today announced a $60 million Series C led by Tiger Global Management, bringing its total raised to date to $91 million. The money will be used to propel the company's growth this year, building on 600% year-over-year growth as of the start of [...]
April 12, 2021
Hindustan Times
Patralekhaa took to Instagram and revealed that her father is no more. The actor penned a heartfelt note remembering her father.
Papa & Barkley
January 26, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Papa & Barkley, a leading cannabis wellness products company in California, today announced various promotions and additions to its executive...
Megan Hernbroth
November 30, 2020
Business Insider
Home care and eldercare startups raised more than $228 million in VC funding in 2020, according to Pitchbook data.
Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
These are Business Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 24.
Megan Hernbroth
November 23, 2020
Business Insider
Startups see opportunities to use the gig model, popularized by rideshare and on-demand task startups, to reduce costs in healthcare.
Pinkvilla Desk
March 6, 2020
PINKVILLA
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