Posted on 9/03/2018 by David Burgess
Family trio launch HealthTech startup and app for healthcare services
WeMa Life, an online marketplace and app, has been launched to bring together health and care providers with individuals seeking a wide range of services.
The multi-service HealthTech platform offers services to both consumers and businesses.
For people seeking health, care and wellbeing services, WeMa Life makes helps source, book and pay providers.
Services include: social care; domiciliary care; nursing; domestic help; personal care and hygiene; massages; yoga and Pilates instructors; nutritionists; physiotherapists; personal trainers; and more.
Users can book one-off and on-going sessions, as well as services from multiple providers in one transaction.
In addition, the tools available through the online portal and app enable businesses to improve the management and delivery of their services. As well as opening businesses up to a nationwide marketplace, WeMa Life lets health and care providers roster staff, arrange appointments, communicate with customers and accept payments.
Based in London, WeMa Life is self-funded and has been founded by the family trio of Rohit Patni (husband), Rajal Patni (wife) and Vivek Patni (son).
Research commissioned by WeMa Life to coincide with its launch, which was carried out independently among more than 2,000 UK adults, highlighted the difficulties that arise when booking healthcare providers.
The survey found that 15% of UK adults currently act as informal carers (giving regular, on-going assistance to a family member or close friend free of charge); 46% of them find it difficult to source reputable healthcare providers and 66% want online solutions to make it easier to source healthcare services.
Rohit, CEO of WeMa Life, has been working in IT for more than 30 years. In 2013 he sold card payment services company YESpay to WorldPay for more than £20m.
Rajal, WeMa Life’s CFO, has over 25 years’ experience working within a range of businesses in the construction, outsourcing and technology sectors, combining strategic, operational, and financial expertise helping these businesses grow.
Vivek is the startup’s COO and has a background in professional services and a degree in biomedical sciences.
Rajal commented: “WeMa Life was borne out of our family’s own difficult experiences of caring for an elderly relative – we understand the emotional and physical strain of looking after a loved one. It’s a time-consuming role that requires a lot of diligence as well as a huge number of sacrifices. We’re confident that WeMa Life will make this experience far simpler and less stressful, while also helping others better managing their own health.”
Vivek said: “After a year of development and months of beta testing, we are delighted to announce the launch of WeMa Life’s multi-service HealthTech platform and app. We are confident that both consumers and businesses will benefit greatly from our easy-to-use product, which combines technological innovation with solid healthcare practices to empower individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle or better perform informal carer duties.”
Rohit added: “Anyone who has ever been tasked with sourcing domiciliary care for themselves or someone close to them will know how difficult, stressful and cumbersome the process can be.
“Often blighted by poor communication and requiring multiple platforms, the healthcare industry has been crying out for a better solution to connect care within communities – the launch of WeMa Life will deliver this.”