Daniela Luzi Tudor and Murphy Jensen know all about recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. After all, they went through it themselves.
A 3-year-old Seattle startup seeking to help people stay in drug and alcohol recovery programs has pulled in a big round of funding.
WEconnect, maker of an app that helps addiction patients through their first year after substance abuse treatment, announced yesterday that it has closed a $6.05 million Series A round.
By tracking mind, body and spiritual activity levels, pala-linq’s technology will keep users close to their support network and on track with recovery goals to prevent relapse.
Keeping close, quantified track of personal progress is absolutely imperative for one group of people: recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. And it’s this often isolated segment of society that the startup behind the WeConnect app is aiming to help.
Daniela Luzi Tudor struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction for many years before seeking treatment. Then she learned for many, treatment doesn’t stick. “I found 80 percent of people relapse and many of those end up in deaths, and I felt that was completely unacceptable,” she said.