NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO and Founder Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn first thought of the idea for Emmy in 2011 when two different friends called her and asked for her assistance getting home after a procedure, but she wasn't available to accompany them.
Declining their requests made her feel awful, and her thoughts turned to wondering how much this must happen on a daily basis. Then, her nephew experienced great distress trying to navigate his way to the airport with a back injury and two small children. As a result, the family had to miss their flight, something that could have easily been avoided if there had been an Emmy there to help at the time.
However, it wasn't until 2015 that she really got serious about launching a solution to these types of situations. "I just kept waiting for someone else to do it," she said. Soon, Emmy was born.
Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn is a serial entrepreneur who has started, owned, operated and sold several different companies since 1972. In 1974, she helped to pioneer the creation of home care in New York City--she has always been passionate about making sure people feel comfortable and safe.
Nick Farina and Ting Guo serve as co-founders of Emmy. Mr. Farina, an angel investor and serial entrepreneur, was introduced to Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn by the same nephew who was the tipping point in the creation of Emmy. Ms. Guo, a graduate of Columbia Business School and a Bain & Company alumna, has a background in building socially-conscious teams and early-stage startups.
"Emmy is for people who need someone there in that moment." Ms. Guo said. "There are many different uses for Emmy, but our whole goal is to help people get to where they need to go safely. That's why all of our Emmys go through multiple interviews and pass a background check before they're allowed onto our platform. You can trust and rely on Emmy, whenever you need help getting door-to-door."
Since its launch in September, Emmy has partnered with leading healthcare providers in NYC to ensure their patients have a trusted individual to accompany them home after ambulatory procedures.
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