This startup developed a digital assistant for bereavement support and is attracting major investors

This startup developed a digital assistant for bereavement support and is attracting major investors

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences to deal with, and all the responsibilities that come with it make it even more challenging. One startup is trying to use technology to provide support to bereaved families and help them navigate the logistical details resulting from the death of someone close to them — with services ranging from connecting families to counseling to arranging the funeral and helping plan estate paperwork and taxes. Empathy emerged out of stealth earlier this year and recently received $30 million in series A funding to help keep up with strong early demand. The funding round was led by Entrée Capital, with participation from General Catalyst and Aleph, which doubled their seed investment. Other backers included LocalGlobe, Primetime Partners, and angel investors …
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