The Alicante startup of home caregivers, Aiudo, has concluded its second acceleration in Lanzadera with growth at all levels in which it has managed to triple its turnover and double its team in the nine-month duration of the ‘Growth’ program. A situation that has led them to open new offices in the center of Valencia where they will accommodate a team of 25 professionals, in addition to paying attention and informing families.
“Returning to Lanzadera has allowed us to far exceed the results we had planned”, explained Daniel Ibiza, CEO of Aiudo. “The company that entered is nothing like the company that leaves: we have increased our service coverage, intensified our social impact and, above all, expanded our teams of social workers, developers and home help aides,” he highlighted.
Aiudo began its journey as a company in 2016 as a digital platform specialized in the selection of caregivers for both elderly care and dependent people. From its origins, it stands out for wanting to “contribute to active aging” and for its fight against the underground economy by professionalizing a very mistreated sector.
In September 2017, they started their first acceleration process with Lanzadera. “During the first acceleration with them we focused more on traction and stabilization”, recalled the CEO of Aiudo. However, “although the two stages have been beautiful”, Ibiza confesses that, if I had to choose, “I would stay with the second stage where the challenge of professionalizing, consolidating and internationalizing has been an even more enriching experience”.
Internationalization in the United Kingdom
To continue its expansion, Aiudo is committed to opening up to the British market where it has already begun to market its services in the United Kingdom. A market very different from the Spanish one but one that has a “very great” service potential, Daniel Ibiza has predicted. Among the objectives for this 2021, Aiudo aspires to “continue generating quality employment within the domestic workers sector and to continue increasing its workforce,” he said.
He is also confident of reaching 10 million euros in business volume by the end of the year, or even earlier. “By maintaining and improving the quality and standards of service in Spain and with growth in the UK, we hope to achieve this milestone before December 2021,” says Ibiza.
“From Aiudo we have always been close to break even and for many months we have been a sustainable and profitable company. We want to follow the same path that we have walked with Lanzadera. We have made many changes that have helped families and caregivers to be satisfied”, it is finished.