Cake is the easiest way to discover, store, and share your end-of-life preferences.
We believe everyone's values should be honored at every stage of life. We chose “Cake” in the spirit of celebrating life and appreciating our unique values.
Proactive end-of-life planning allows us to live more purposefully in the present— to appreciate relationships, celebrate accomplishments, and realize goals for the future.
Wondering if Cake is right for you?
Check out our FAQ page to learn more about our platform.
What We Stand For
Our goal is to empower people to live in accordance with their values all the way to the end.
This can only happen if we know our end-of-life preferences and share them with our loved ones. Presently, fewer than 1 in 4 people have an advance care plan in place. We use technology to make it easier to discover and share your preferences.
To learn more about Cake, visit our FAQ page.
How We Got Here
“For years I worked in the healthcare sector and would find myself daydreaming about what could be done to make it better. I kept coming back to end-of-life care as being an area that had so much room for improvement. After all, we will all die one day, and we all experience loss multiple times throughout our lives--it is so crazy to me that this universal thing we all experience is something we reflect on so rarely and communicate about so poorly.
I believe it doesn’t have to be so, and that something shrouded in so much negativity can be turned into a positive force. We can all live a better, more empowered life with a few simple steps to celebrating the past and embracing a clearer future.”
—Suelin Chen, CEO
Suelin Chen, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO
Mark Zhang, DO, MMSc
Palliative Care Physician
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Senior Product Manager
Principal Front End Developer
- Author of What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life's “What-Ifs”
- Co-founder of GYST.com (acquired by Cake)
- Nationally recognized end-of-life planning speaker and advocate
- Death doula, certified death midwife, Going with Grace founder
- Board member of the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA)
BJ Miller, MD
- Palliative care physician at UCSF Medical Center
- Executive director of Zen Hospice Project
Ira Byock, MD
- Founder and CMO of the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph Health
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellow
- Fortune 100 trained business executive, serial entrepreneur, 25+ year deal expertise
- Intel Executive Launch Team for Itanium speed tech innovation
- 10 year Intel Capital investor, GM strategist
The Conversation Project’s Conversation Starter Kit helps individuals prepare for meaningful end-of-life care conversations with loved ones and physicians.
Download this helpful planning tool here.
Honoring Choices of Massachusetts provides free advance care planning documents to help Massachusetts residents make end-of-life decisions that align with their values.
Access their materials here.