On the heels of being acquired by a New York firm, a Richmond healthcare tech startup has designs on a larger pad in Scott’s Addition.
Workpath, founded in 2015 as Iggbo, is moving out of its office at 1717 Summit Ave., in favor of a space at 3005 W. Marshall St.
“Our lease was up but also we’re growing and we needed more space,” Workpath CEO Eddie Peloke said. He added that the new space is around 4,000 square feet, while the company’s current accommodations are around 3,400 square feet.
The company, which developed a software platform aimed at health care providers to facilitate at-home blood draws, plans to be moved into the new spot this month.
Workpath has 14 employees. It plans to hire eight to 10 more people in the near future, and expects most will work in the office — though some could be remote workers.
Workpath was acquired by Ro, a healthcare technology company, in a deal that closed late last year. Peloke declined to share terms of the deal.
With the acquisition, Ro is able to integrate Workpath’s software with its own platform, which allows users of Ro’s platform to order in-home blood testing in addition to Ro’s other services, which include telehealth and medication delivery.
Workpath will maintain a distinct identity and its day-to-day operations won’t change, Peloke said.
The acquisition capped off an eventful year for Workpath in 2020. Just as telehealth surged in a year of stay-at-home orders, Workpath’s brand of in-person home care was also in higher demand.
Workpath completed 100,000 home visits last year, and saw its weekly appointment volume increase 165 percent in 2020.
In addition to its in-home blood draws, Workpath plans to expand its offerings with at-home nurse visits later this year, an expansion based on feedback from its clients. The company also has its eye on occupational therapists and physical therapists, though the timeline on those services is contingent on customers’ demand.
Workpath’s new Scott’s Addition space is a portion of a large building that was formerly home to consulting firm The Frontier Project.
The Scott’s Addition office market, meanwhile, has stayed busy amidst the pandemic, with several new tenants setting up shop in the neighborhood.