Papa started with a simple premise: people need people. We began with one connection, and now we create thousands of moments that matter every day—offering individuals and families access to vital companionship and care.
As hard as we try, we can’t always be there in-person for our loved ones.
Andrew (Papa’s CEO) and his family were struggling to balance the daily demands of life with supporting his grandfather Joseph, who they referred to affectionately as “Papa.”
Andrew decided that what his papa really needed was a “pal,” some company, and a little help from time to time.
Their shared experience inspired Papa’s founding in 2017. Today, thousands of Papa Pals build community with people of all walks and stages of life, from the young to the young at heart.
This is our mission: to create a new kind of care, built on human connection.
With wide-ranging industry, technology, and transformation experience, we share a vision for a world where no one has to go it alone. And a deep well of gratitude for the Papa People who move this vision forward.
Founder and CEOAndrew Parker on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Co-Founder and COOAlfredo Vaamonde on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Financial OfficerDani Bchara on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Marketing OfficerLiz DeMatteis on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Revenue OfficerChuck Hector on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Information OfficerBrian Nickerson on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Technology OfficerCraig Ogg on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
General CounselJustin Stone on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Angela Du – Observer
SoftBankAngela Du – Observer on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Byron Ling – Director
Canaan PartnersByron Ling – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Fatima Husain – Director
MastryFatima Husain – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Lydia Jett – Director
SoftBankLydia Jett – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Sam Landman – Observer
MastrySam Landman – Observer on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Founded in 2017, we’ve raised $240 million in venture capital to date, reaching unicorn status with our recent Series D. We’re glad for the big backers of our big mission.
While it’s our profound purpose—not recognition—that drives us, we’re proud of what stands behind these accolades: innovation and impact.
Rock Health’s Top 50 In Digital Health – Equity Advocate
Exceptional digital health leaders advancing equity and making healthcare massively better for all
Crunchbase’s Top 30 Funded Black and Latinx Companies
Top-funded companies with diverse leadership who are paving the way
Bring your passion to our profound mission.
Reimagining Community as the Cure to Loneliness
Andrew Parker, founder and CEO, challenges us to think about building community in new ways by tackling loneliness as a social determinant of health.
Digital Health Unicorn Offers “Family On Demand”
Read Forbes’ take on Papa’s Series D funding round, and how health plans are improving member outcomes with Papa Pals.