NEWS: Delta Entrepreneur Acquires $250,000 Investment to Advance In-Home Senior Care

March 04, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Feather, the online marketplace developed to provide better care for seniors and a member of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Entrepreneurship Network Fellowship program, recently received an investment of $250,000 from Hayseed Ventures, a venture capital firm based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Feather is an online and mobile marketplace that helps families find, hire, and coordinate in-home senior care. Families can use Feather to connect with qualified and compatible caregivers, and schedule appointments, check in on loved ones, and even chat with their caregiver through Feather’s website and mobile app.

“Being a DEN fellow has benefitted Feather tremendously,” said Rachel Fuller, CEO and Co-Founder of Feather. “Without the resources and connections we get from the DEN fellowship, we would not have been nearly as successful in our fundraising, brand development, and overall growth.  This investment from Hayseed Ventures will help us reach more families and seniors, grow our team, and start offering services nationwide.”

Fuller met Hayseed Ventures CEO John James through the DEN network. Feather was awarded a DEN Fellowship at the DRA’s Delta Challenge pitch competition in Little Rock in October 2015. “As a former practicing physician, I recognize a tremendous problem with the quality of in home care,” said John James, M.D., founder and CEO of Hayseed Ventures. “Feather has an innovative solution to solve the continuity of care problem that plagues the industry.  We are excited to make an investment in Feather and work closely with their team to build a platform that will almost certainly revolutionize the industry.”

As part of the fellowship, Feather and the other 21 DEN fellows will be going to New Orleans Entrepreneur Week later this month to participate in special programming for the Delta Entrepreneurship Network. During New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, the Feather team will be presenting their business to customers and investors at the DEN Fellow Showcase at Manning’s Courtyard on Thursday, March 17 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Feather currently offers service in Tennessee and is expanding to Arkansas in March 2016. The company was founded by Rachel Fuller, Nick Fuller, Evan Black, all from Tennessee, and Christopher Williams of Mississippi. Learn more at www.joinfeather.com.

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Rachel Fuller, CEO of Feather                                                            Spencer Lucker, DRA
(901) 679-9398, rachel@joinfeather.com                          (202) 434-4842, slucker@dra.gov