Independa, a provider of community engagement and remote care technologies for seniors announced it has closed its $6.1 million in Series B funding. The remote care provider plans to utilize the capital to immediately accelerate Independa’s market expansion, while also funding new product development and advancing innovative solutions.
The company recently entered the consumer market by making its Independa TV available to anyone who is struggling to provide remote care for their aging loved one. This powerful and simple TV-based solution enhances the lives and independence of older adults aging in place and provides peace of mind to their caregivers.
The new Independa solution features picture sharing, messaging, video chat, calendaring, reminders, a help button and many other easy-to-use care and engagement elements, including Independa Life Stories. Combining the benefits of cloud-based software with the simplicity of a TV, Independa offers consumers cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions for social engagement and integrated remote care. Independa delivers a person-centric, highly customized engagement platform that is intuitive and easy-to-use for the care recipient, and provides social sharing opportunities and meaningful insights regarding the care recipient’s wellbeing to caregivers, family and friends.
“This significant infusion of capital will further propel Independa as the industry leader in technology for healthy, engaged aging, uniquely using the one technology everyone is familiar with – the television,” said Kian Saneii, Founder and CEO of Independa. “Independa investors understand our vision of developing game-changing solutions for remote engagement, transforming remote engagement and care paradigms and costs via the TV. This latest investment is integral to growing our operations and further developing life enhancing, award-winning solutions.”
The company also launched its mobile app solution on Apple iPhones and iPads, including integration with Apple Watch and the Apple HealthKit platform. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are 65 million caregivers in the US — and 51% of their care recipients are aged 75+.