Hayylo announces new board members, investors

Aged care platform Hayylo has appointed Heath Shonhan and Alex Oppes to the board and announced new investors.

Aged care experience and communication platform Hayylo has announced aged care advisor Heath Shonhan and investment manager Alex Oppes as new board members.

The appointments coincide with new investment from Social Ventures Australia and Sprint VC, which Hayylo says will go towards product and growth initiatives to see it continue to expand in 2022.

The ITAC-award winning platform connects key people across aged care services in a unified platform with secure alerts, enquiries, social updates and messages via a customer’s preferred channel – including app, SMS, phone, and email.

Heath Shonhan

Mr Shonhan is a partner at Bentleys Queensland, responsible for advising high-growth clients including those in the health and aged care sector.

“I am very pleased to be able to support Hayylo in improving the lives of the elderly in our communities. Particularly as Hayylo helps solve a number of major problems in aged care highlighted by the recent royal commission,” Mr Shonhan said in a statement.

Hayylo also won the pitch day in 2019 at Bentley’s CareFactor, an accelerator program for aged care start ups and entreprenaurs.

Alex Oppes

Mr Oppes is a director of the Impact Investing team at SVA, which will lead this investment round. He manages SVA’s $15m Diversified Impact Fund, which provides investments to partners focused on alleviating disadvantage.

“We believe Hayylo is a critical piece of infrastructure that helps aged care providers deliver better care despite significant workforce and COVID-related challenges,” Mr Oppes said.

Previous board appointments include investor and technology business mentor Chris Gray and entrepreneur Michael Panaccio.

Hayylo also has partnerships with Telstra Health and CIVICA among others.

Hayylo CEO Greg Satur said the company had spent the last couple of years tackling one of the sector’s core challenges – interoperability.

“Hayylo’s ability to integrate with all leading products was something from the outset we wanted to focus on. We are excited about this next phase of growth and being able to drive positive change for our sector,” Mr Satur said in a statement.

He said the capital injection would be used to drive new hires across support, growth and the technical teams to drive deeper capabilities across the platform.

Main image: Hayylo co-founders Greg Satur and Simon Heaysman

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