Capital Factory Spotlight: teleCalm

As our community continues to grow, Launch DFW is on an ongoing mission to introduce you to some of the region’s incredible startups. We’ve partnered with Capital Factory, a tech hub and accelerator new to Dallas that also offers coworking, to spotlight a few of the Dallas-based entrepreneurs that call CF home.

Meet teleCalm, Inc

  • Founding date/year: April 2015
  • Founders: Davis Schriefer, Carl Ott, Jr., Jill Schriefer, Brian Land

Company mission:

Improve the quality of life for families and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s and other memory issues. To instantly stop all problem calls and scammers from harassing your loved one.

What was the inspiration to start teleCalm?

Davis Schriefer, CEO of teleCalm, got involved in elder fraud issues after his mother was repeatedly the target of scammers and telemarketers trying to drain her bank account. In 2015, Schriefer founded teleCalm to solve these and other phone-related issues with the mission to help seniors safely stay connected with friends and family, while prolonging their independence.

What makes teleCalm an innovative tech/digital offering for businesses?

For senior living communities, teleCalm’s patented service has added features specifically requested by communities including re-routing 911, saving memory care communities thousands of dollars in false calls.

Tell us about the unique services that you provide?

teleCalm provides the only safe caregiver-managed phone service for seniors living at home, in assisted living, and in memory care communities. teleCalm stops problem calls, helps seniors stay connected with family and friends, and empowers family members to manage service preferences with a simple smartphone app. teleCalm’s wireless adapter is easy to install, and allows phone service delivery to seniors even if they lack existing internet or phone service.

Have you been a part of any interesting partnerships or collaborations?

teleCalm has several partnerships in the works that are not yet ready to be revealed. Stay tuned!

What can we expect to see from teleCalm in the next 24 months?

We expect to be the de facto phone service in senior living communities nationwide.

Your thoughts on the DFW business community?

DFW is the second fastest growing senior living market in the nation, and four national senior living companies have their headquarters here. Texas also accounts for 20% of the assisted living beds in the US. We are definitely in the right location for our business.

Anything else you’d like our readers to know about you or your biz?

There is no other company does what we do. No one solves problems specific to people with cognitive challenges, and provides the caregiver the means to customize their loved one’s phone service to their specific needs. We are the solution for problem calls.

Shawnee Leonard