The anguish of dealing with cancer is difficult for patients and their families. Millions of peoples’ lives are uprooted annually and the process of managing and treating this disease can be extremely taxing, isolating, and challenging. Alula is a digital support platform for those with cancer, their families, and their caregivers to serve as a trusted and centralized destination to make the process of managing cancer a little easier. The platform’s signature features include communication and scheduling tools, a vetted product marketplace that addresses the needs of this specific patient population, and a knowledge center that provides accurate information on treatments and patient experience. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Liya Shuster-Bier to learn more about how her personal experience as a patient and caregiver inspired the platform, the company’s growth plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Andy Dunn, Chelsea Clinton’s Metrodora Ventures, BBG Ventures, Thrive Capital, Village Global, and Homebrew.
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