Helping Employees Find Trusted Care for the Whole Family
Many adults in today's workforce juggle caring for pets, children, teens, and aging parents – all while working full-time jobs. They can't do it alone, so we built Oneva to help them find trustworthy care providers for the whole family.
Oneva providers offer infant, child, adult, elder, and pet care, as well as driving, house cleaning, and overnight stays. And unlike other care companies, all our providers are required to pass FBI background checks.
Oneva is An Employee Benefit for Large Corporations like Microsoft
While consumers might seem like the obvious way to sell in-home care services, we can meet the exact same families who need the exact same care through employee benefits at work. By integrating into their HR, just like health, dental, and 401(k) benefits, we create trust from the start. And by offering flexible payment options through stipends, grants, awards, payroll deduction and FSA reimbursement – which we couldn’t offer in the consumer market – means customers are more likely to keep purchasing care through Oneva.
Forty-three percent of women with children leave their careers. After she had her first child, our founder, Anita Darden Gardyne, joined their ranks when she left her job as CFO at Seagate.
Oneva started with infant services, but as Anita's family changed and Oneva changed too. When her mom suffered a stroke, Oneva started offering elder care and driving. $50 a day for in-home care through Oneva was enough to keep Anita’s mom in the same home she’d lived in for the last 53 years. Nursing homes ar expensive but keeping your mom in her own home is priceless.
Our Pitch Deck
We Couldn't Have Done it Without our Investors, Advisors, Supporters, and Team
With advisors and mentors like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fred Thiele, GM of Benefits at Microsoft, we won second place at TechCrunch Disrupt and joined the Technology Industry Group as one of their recommended minority-owned businesses.
Our Progress So Far
SafetySitters Rebrands to Oneva
Originally launched in January 2014, our company rebrands to Oneva for broader elder and enterprise appeal.
Wins Best Startup Silicon Valley 2015
Anita pitches and wins best startup from field of 100.
Microsoft Sponsors Oneva to Technology Industry Group
TIG supports minority-owned businesses to become suppliers for companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.
Completes Enterprise Pilot Phases
Pilot finishes after unprecedented extension. Oneva submits into Oracle’s Empowerment Program.
Completes Security and Privacy Compliance
Oneva complies with new EU privacy standards taking effect in May 2018.
Plan to Secure Enterprise Contracts
Oneva hopes to secure subsidized enterprise contracts with addressable market of 10,000+ SF Bay Area employees.
Let's Make it Easy and Affordable for Families to Have the Best Care
Dear Potential Investors,
Even as a five-year-old in 1968, I was aware of Dr. King’s Poor People’s Movement. My parents made sure of that. As a family, we shared Dr. King’s belief that all citizens deserve access to the American Dream, including living wage jobs and a job ladder to allow economic mobility for all who are prepared, able and interested. And I am proof his mission lives and is being fulfilled in building Oneva.
So, what is Oneva? And why did Microsoft choose to collaborate with me to provide solutions for elder care on a global scale? Most importantly, why should you choose to invest in this certified minority female founder, referenced as the 11th Black female founder in US history to raise $1 million?
I’ve prepared my entire academic and career life to be CEO of Oneva, deliver care to our most vulnerable, and create hundreds of thousands of great paying jobs right here in America as a way to lift large numbers of people out of poverty. I spent ten years at UC Berkeley earning a BA in Economics and an MBA, then designed large technology platforms at America’s top companies while directly and indirectly leading cross-functional, cross-departmental teams to design and implement new technologies. I also led financial operations of multiple multi-billion dollar operating units as an executive at several renowned companies. Most importantly, my background has taught me the highest values of persistence, authenticity, humility, and kindness. Those are all reasons Fred Thiele, General Manager of Benefits at Microsoft, cited when he told me that I am the right founder to collaborate with him to solve elder care.
Some investors invest based on shared values. We see opportunities to change the world with social impact (often called double bottom line investing) because we have the potential to generate thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of good living wage jobs. We will keep more elders in their homes and will drive children to school and tutors with trusted caregivers, rather than just anonymous, gig-economy drivers, so that our most precious young and old are safe. Our mission will make employers better, families more relaxed, and help bring an underclass to prosperity.
Other investors want to invest early in a company that has unicorn potential, to gain wealth from finding the next Facebook or Airbnb. We’ve had numerous major U.S. tech firms and even other countries express interest in Oneva. These potential customers have a market size of tens of millions of employees. At $500-$1,000 a month of revenue for each Oneva Care user, Oneva has the potential to be a multi-billion dollar business.
Regardless of why you choose to invest in Oneva, we appreciate your confidence in our market, team, values, potential, and passion. Thank you for considering an investment in Oneva.
Anita Darden Gardyne