Back in November, we had the great opportunity to chat with fellow Bryant University Alumni and CEO of The Postage Inc., Emily Cisek. She shared her story of the inception of the company and what the future looks like for The Postage. We're happy to share a very awesome opportunity for you to get involved.
The Postage Inc. is excited to share that their crowdfunding campaign is now live on MicroVentures. What does this mean? This means that you can make your mark on The Postage as they work to expand and further their mission to simplify legacy planning for all. Become a part of their story by investing as little as $100 in The Postage. Click here to learn more about our offering.
Death care services are a $100+ billion industry, as unfortunately, death is a part of every person and family’s life. However, most individuals aged 55 and older put little effort into planning for the end of life. Respondents to Merrill Lynch and Age Wave Surveys found that only 18% of these individuals have a will and two other key estate planning documents. One of the common frustrations when creating end-of-life plans and documents is overall confusion among individuals and families. To combat these complications, a host of digital and tech-enabled companies have focused on better serving consumers that are looking to make end-of-life plans by providing cheaper and broader access to these services via technology.
The Postage was founded to make legacy planning simple and affordable for all. The comprehensive platform was designed to guide consumers through everything they need to keep their legacy and family organized – all in one place. It’s not just a will-maker, an end-of-life planner, a password manager, or a niche document storage platform with built-in family sharing. It’s a holistic platform that aims to democratize the whole planning process for those of us who can’t “just make a call” when something unexpected happens. Since co-founder and CEO, Emily Cisek went full-time into the business a year and a half ago, the company has gained initial consumer traction, launched a robust platform and mobile app, added its online will maker in eight states (AZ, CA, FL, IL, NC, NY, PA, TX), been featured by Real Simple, Thrive Global, Parents, and the Houston Chronicle, and entered into discussions for a strategic partnership with a major insurance and finance group that has large consumer distribution. To date, the business has raised ~$1.2M and plans on utilizing funds from this offering to continue product and geographic expansion, invest in its research and development roadmap, and market its product.