Digital Death Industry Attracts Cash, Shows Success

The fledgling digital death industry is beginning to have some published success. We are seeing companies publish more facts about venture capital and how many users they have.


Mashable reports that “1000Memories, a web service that helps digitally honor the memory of a loved one, has announced that it has closed a $2.5 million series A round of funding from Greylock Partners.” This after their successful graduation from Y Combinator and a $500k angel round from a list of “all-star” investors.

Read the Mashable article about 1000Memories.


DataInherit is reporting that they have “more than 30,000 customers in over 100 countries.” They also report that they have two new investors funding their operations and development.

Read more about DataInherit’s success.


MemoryOf is reporting that they now have over 91,000 memorials. While many will be free accounts, these kinds of numbers are promising sign for the new industry and shows that the memorial market is growing stronger. partners  with newspapers to post obituaries and provides digital memorial services. From their website we learn:

“ hosts obituaries and memorials for more than 60 percent of the people who die in the United States. The site attracts more than 10 million visitors monthly and hosts obituaries for more than three-quarters of the 100 largest newspapers, by circulation.”

Read the article at


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