CareAcademy, a Boston, MA-based provider of specialized online training for senior home care professionals, raised $1.675m in seed funding.
Backers included Rethink Education, Lumina Foundation, and Techstars Venture Capital Fund.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its sales and marketing team, further expand its course portfolio, create Spanish versions of its courses (the company already offers 24/7 English and Spanish language support), add new functionality to its training platform.
Founded in 2016 by Helen Adeosun, CEO, and and Dr. Madhuri Reddy, chief medical officer, CareAcademy provides specialized online training for senior home care professionals with courses covering topics such as infection control, nutrition and meal preparation, dementia, fall prevention, and safe transfers.
The company currently serves approximately 50 home care agencies, including Home Instead Senior Care, CareLinx, Grace Homecare, and Guardian and has more than 9,700 home care professionals currently enrolled.