Helpr™ On-Demand Babysitting App Launches Just in Time for Valentine's Day

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Unlike Competing Apps, Helpr Rigorously Vets Babysitters with In-Person Interviews and Guarantees ‘On Demand’ Service

Co-founders, Kasey Edwards and Becka Klauber Richter, announced today the launch of Helpr, an on-demand childcare app that delivers rigorously vetted babysitters to the doors of relieved parents in as little as three hours. The Helpr app debuts in Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara just in time for Valentine’s Day, giving parents peace of mind as they plan for a romantic night on the town.

Helpr invites parents to tap into its trusted and convenient ‘digital village’ of childcare providers. As the demands on parents steadily increase, Helpr is a resource that unites seekers and providers of elite childcare services. Its best in class screening process consists of an in-person interview - a huge differentiator from competitors - phone based reference checks, CPR certifications, background checks, and client reviews.

Having also co-founded University Sitters, a boutique childcare service provider, Edwards and Richter have had eight fruitful years in the industry and are committed to setting expectations for professionalism and accountability in the highly unregulated childcare space.

“Helpr is unique in that we are combining the convenience of a true on-demand childcare app with extensive experience in the family space,” said Kasey Edwards, co-founder of Helpr. “While other apps might enable you to put out a request for a sitter, Helpr guarantees a caregiver, who has been interviewed in-person and has passed a demanding screening process, will show up at your doorstep when needed.”

In addition to serving consumers, Helpr also provides childcare services for corporations, helping them establish a family friendly workplace. With many top employers comping or subsidizing childcare for on-demand sick care, during mandatory overtime, or at company retreats and parties, Helpr works with HR teams to devise solutions that meet both the employers’ and employees’ needs.

Helpr’s team has a working history with thousands of qualified babysitters and nannies. The fleet of sitters leverages those relationships to build the network and a valuable company culture. Helpr’s influence as a supportive space for babysitters, often women transitioning between their academic and professional careers, means Helpr attracts and retains top talent. This creates a multigenerational circle of support whereas current solutions can leave babysitters fatigued, creating an unnecessary block in an otherwise symbiotic cycle.

Helpr’s blog, The Village by Helpr™, explores the joys of both parenting and childhood through intimate interviews with influencer parents and caregivers. Through a dedication to #allkids, Helpr encourages society to reflect on intergenerational relationships and the whimsy of childhood.

About Helpr

Helpr is an on demand childcare app that offers a marketplace of screened and trusted babysitters who are available with as little as three hours’ notice. Founded on the values of social responsibility, support, and community, Helpr offers parents and corporations ‘lifestyle’ insurance and a valued resource to lean on to take care of #allkids. Helpr currently services Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara, with plans to expand to additional areas in the near future.

Helpr founders and co-CEOs, Becka Klauber Richter and Kasey Edwards, both UCSB grads, are also founding members of FFLA (Female Founders Los Angeles), a group of women supporting women in tech leadership. Helpr also is co-founded by family man and CTO Petter Lidberg, who brings an extensive 20-year tech background, including work for clients such as Google, Sony, Ernst & Young, and others.

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