ABOUT US

Losing someone is already hard enough on its own. But we’re dedicated to making it a bit less hard, for everyone, every day.
When we experienced deaths in our own lives, we saw that many things were made harder than they needed to be. Loss is very hard. We started Hugs & Words to help people navigate the process of losing loved ones and get emotional support.
Think about these numbers!
There are some statistical facts that describe the field of losing loved ones.
> 3 Million
people die in the US every year* (Before the Covid-19)
4 family members
On average, were involved in the process of dealing w/ loss
$13,600
Approx. expense failing on families after a loved one dies
540 hours
are required to settle a loved one's affairs
Core Team
The smartest people work every day to provide the best service and make our clients happy
Alan Mesh
CBDO & Board Member
CBDO & Tech Entrepreneur with >10 years of experience in international startup development.
Lived in Silicon Valley. Accomplished 500Startups, StartupSauna, EMBA. Helsinki & Miami Based.
Anna Bovellan
CPO & Board Member
CPO & Helsinki Death Cafes’ organizer with >7 years in design-driven product & bizdev. Helsinki based. Work for Smartly.io as Design Lead Developer.
Elisa Stark
Customer Care Support
Elisa is the voice of our brand. She spends hours making our clients feel cared for and enjoying their communication with the company. If you have any suggestions, you can write to her.
Hugs & Words is for everyone because loss affects everyone. We’re proud to support every person and family, regardless of their age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
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