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Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker

Founder and CEO, Papa

Andrew has spent his career focusing on healthcare technology. In l ate 2017, Andrew founded Papa, a company that offers “Family On-Demand!” by connecting older adults and families to Papa Pals for companionship and assistance through the Papa Platform. He started the company to support his own grandfather, whom he endearingly addressed as “Papa”. Andrew recognized the need in his own family and set out to build a platform to improve the negative effects of social determinants of health; most notably loneliness and isolation among others.

Andrew has a passion for healthcare, technology, and people. Papa has grown to 400 employees and with over 20,000 Pals on the platform available nationally through over 60 health plans. Papa has raised over $90M dollars to scale the company and support older adults and families across the nation. I n 2021 Andrew was recognized as one of the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs Of 2021.

Andrew received his Bachelor’s in Finance from Florida State University. Additionally, Andrew is an alumni of the prestigious YCombinator incubator. Andrew resides in Miami, FL with his girlfriend Romi and their dog Chewie.