Lantern is a website that helps people tackle the complex logistics of losing someone they love and also plan for their own deaths.

Basic Information

Lantern offers free checklists for users who need to plan a funeral, help dealing with logistics that follow a funeral, or assistance sorting out their last wishes in advance of their own death. The site isn't morbid but instead offers practical information about the choices people can make before they die, like hiring a death doula and how to write a will. Users can compare different burial options, learn how to select life insurance, and explore how they want to be remembered online. More than three dozen articles on Lantern offer advice and insight on common questions. Its checklist offers a step-by-step guide to managing your last wishes. Tasks include making a funeral financial plan, safely storing financial information so it can be accessed by a loved one, and writing a last will and testament. The checklist prompts users to reflect on their legacy, asking about the three best decisions they ever made, what advice they'd give to their younger selves, and what they'd want their grandchildren to know about them. See more

Legal Name


Lantern, PBC



New York, New York, United States of America

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Core Team


Elizabeth Eddy

Co-Founder & CEO


Alyssa Ruderman

Co-Founder & COO


Total Funding





FJ Labs




Kairos Ventures

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