Trust is likely one of the most vital points of choosing a caregiver and Onēva believes that it has a vetting course of that’s higher than the remaining.
The San Francisco-based reserving platform for elder, child and particular wants care, screens its candidates with fingerprinting know-how and FBI background checks in addition to reference checks and interviews. Onēva touts a 6 p.c acceptance fee.
It shouldn’t be solely for caregivers but in addition for housecleaning, driving and different providers. Instead of constructing the Onēva platform accessible to all customers, it’s working with corporations like Microsoft to make this an worker profit.
Onēva lets folks with an organization e-mail enroll for the web site and choose the kind of service they’re searching for. The startup then works with them to evaluate their wants and ship the precise particular person.
Onēva is rolling out its platform at the side of TechCrunch Disrupt, the place CEO and co-founder Anita Darden Gardyne is presenting in our Battlefield competitors. She stated that they’ve been getting the know-how able to assist extra prospects. The group lately filed for a patent to create movies for their professionals to market their providers.
Gardyne says she’s “thrilled to be on the stage at Disrupt” and “to be capable of share our story and present what can occur whenever you convey collectively a various set of people who find themselves simply targeted on easy methods to develop and create enterprise.”
Gardyne additionally believes it’s “never been a better time to be a black female entrepreneur,” as a result of she’s encountering extra individuals who need to work with minority founders. She stated that Jesse Jackson launched her to useful folks at Microsoft, HP and Intel.
Since it was based in 2015, Onēva has raised over $1 million in convertible notes from buyers together with famend regulation agency Wilson Sonsini. But she’s hoping to boost extra funding to speed up the enterprise.
Fernando Hernandez, provider variety and sustainability director at Microsoft stated that “nobody is extra for targeted, hardworking and divine then Anita. She is success in motion and sure her enterprise is creating nice worth for Microsoft (that is desk stakes). I’ve been pleased to really helpful her firm to Apple, Oracle and others.”
Mrs. Gardyne has co-founded the enterprise along with her husband, Bob Garydne. Mr. Garydyne has held a number of high-level engineering jobs, together with at Xros and Jupiter Systems.