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
Founders
The smartest people work every day to provide the best service and make our clients happy
  • Alan Mesh
    Business Developer
    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
    Product Owner
    CPO & Helsinki Death Cafes’ organizer with >7 years in design-driven product & bizdev. Helsinki based. Work for Smartly.io as Design Lead Developer.
  • Joona Rantanen
    Technical Officer
    Master of Computer Science at Aalto University. Previously worked as a software developer at Innokas Medical and a Full stack developer at another startup.

About design thinking
About design thinking. Business leaders have not yet fully embraced it as a means of managing the constant pace of change in today's climate. This process is an essential tool that will give entrepreneurs the edge they need to succeed.
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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