A little bit about us.
The Operoo system was designed and developed by the CareMonkey company in Melbourne, Australia. Up until 2020, the Operoo product was known as CareMonkey. CareMonkey entered the market in October 2013 as a platform to automatically keep medical and emergency contact details up to date for schools. The product quickly gained acceptance in the education marketplace and very soon thereafter was adopted by other groups. Scouts, sports clubs, choirs, community and church groups, camps, businesses, disability service providers and other groups all used CareMonkey to automate the process of managing information that was necessary for them to deliver on their duty of care obligations.
These customers made suggestions as to how the product could solve other manual or paper-based processes, and before long the system evolved into an important operational system. From managing field trips, excursions, incursions and camps, to internal approval processes, injury reporting and online payments, to online consent forms, public forms and shopping carts.
In 2020, the Melbourne based startup had grown into an international company, with thousands of customers around the world and offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
Whilst the CareMonkey name was much loved, its focus on care/medical data, no longer represented the company mission and value proposition. It was time to rebrand and position the system as more of a whole of operations solution and so the CareMonkey product became Operoo.
The Operoo (CareMonkey) product is a much loved system by it’s users, and has won numerous awards including the 2015 global Slush startup award where the company won a 650,000 euro investment. The founders knocked this back, preferring to grow the business with organic revenue.
In 2019, a consortium led by Peter Bencivenga, New Ground Ventures and ReThink Education, approached and invested in CareMonkey, with Peter becoming CareMonkey’s President for the Americas and joining founders, Troy Westley and Martin Howell, on the board.
The company continues to innovate at a rapid pace.
Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and board member
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer, co-founder and board member
Chief Marketing Officer
President and board member
CareMonkey’s Million Dollar winning pitch
In 2015, CareMonkey’s CEO, Troy Westley pitched the business in front of 15,000 spectators and investors at the annual Slush conference in Helsinki, Finland. Watch the winning pitch here.
What Our Customers Say About Us
Dr Christopher Marczak
Superintendent, Maury County School District
Creating, collecting and filing paper forms is painful for schools and parents. Operoo is a paperless solution that automates the entire process, including the time consuming task of chasing parents for missing forms!
Principal, St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Operoo has totally changed the way we run our office. It has streamlined all of our processes to the point where our staffing needs have dropped. So we love Operoo. It’s changed our life.
Headteacher, West Town Lane Academy, United Kingdom
It's fantastic. We use it for all our trips, visits, as well as our medical consent…and we use it several times a week. I find it really good. Parents like it. Staff like it. Easy to use. So I certainly recommend it.
SBM and COO of Odyssey Collaborative Trust
Portway Junior School, United Kingdom
We don’t use paper at all anymore. We’ve installed Operoo for all our forms and processes, integrated it with our SIS, and found it to be a really, really great system to use. We love it.
Deputy Principal, Star of the Sea College, Australia
Operoo has been amazing. It has drastically reduced the workload for administration staff and parents have commented favourably on its ease of use and efficient way of communicating and collecting permission for excursions etc.”
Principal, St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Australia
Operoo has totally changed the way we run our office. It has streamlined all of our processes to the point where our staffing needs have dropped. So we love Operoo. It’s changed our life.”