The market for tech that minimizes stress and improves the quality of life for caregivers and their loved ones is a multi-billion dollar opportunity. With startups like Honor and HomeTeam raising significant rounds it looks like the time is right to get in to this space. What are the needs and wants of caregivers? What are the business models? What are the channels of distribution? This panel of investors explores this exciting new space.
Seth heads up Honor, which is slated to become ‘the Uber of Caregiving’ and has made enough of a mark that they were already invited to speak at the uber-exclusive White House Council on Aging.
For the seventh installment of the Unmentionables, we made the argument that what used to be taboo may now finally be gaining the attention it deserves…topics like sex, divorce, death of a loved one, a bad boss – everyday new evidence arises that these life factors don’t just influence health – they can define it. With the silver tsunami so too will come new challenges – and opportunities…like the isolating grip of caregiver stress, financial fraud and abuse of seniors, and the opportunity to do death well. If the definition of health needs to be expanded to include life because when life goes wrong, health goes wrong – then maybe the ultimate disease management program would be the one that got you a job. We talked about all that – plus the role empathy can (MUST) have in consumer driven design.