In The News
August 22, 2016 The Cost of Dying Is Steep for the Unprepared
The last thing grief-stricken people may think about when a loved one dies is the cost of the funeral.... "Most people don't know their legal rights, the full range of options or what you do and do not need to buy", said Rachel Zeldin. Read More
March 30, 2016 Philadelphia Funeral Homes Should Post Prices Online
Planning a funeral is extremely difficult, and not just because someone you love has died. The process is chaotic and time-consuming, and having many funeral homes stuck in the pre-Internet age doesn't help... Read more
PMN has hosted more than 20 start-ups in its Project Liberty Digital Incubator. By providing space, staff, and other resources to these start-ups, the media company benefits from the new products being developed. Read more
October 21, 2015 Funeral Costs Vary In Philly But Prices Difficult To Compare
September 22, 2015 $100,000 from AOL Founder Down to 8 Finalists
"I’d heard of these cafes that encourage people to come and have coffee and cake and talk about life and death, and I thought it was the greatest atmosphere to disarm people and give people a place to talk about it..." Read More
October 7, 2014 How to Handle Funeral Costs
"Shop around. One of the biggest financial pitfalls in funeral planning is simply choosing the nearest funeral home instead of comparison shopping, according to Rachel Zeldin, founder of funeral planning website ImSorrytoHear.com." Read More
Rachel Zeldin, founder of online funeral planning resource I’m Sorry to Hear, LLC, has found a new home at 801 Market Street in Project Liberty’s Digital Incubator....“It’s a great opportunity for exposure and integration,” Zeldin says. “IGM sees us as a way to improve some content on their sites." Read More
July 16, 2014 Project Liberty Welcomes 5th Class to Incubator
"Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania announced the fifth startup company class of the Project Liberty Digital Incubator...The Project Liberty Digital Incubator is stimulating the establishment and growth of digital media startup companies in the Philadelphia region." Read More
May 2014 AARP featured I'm Sorry to Hear in their May Bulletin titled, "Online Help to Plan Your Exit Strategy." Read more
May 2014 Issue Entrepreneur Invasion on the Main Line
"Zeldin had no trouble commanding the audience with her presentation, which traced the site’s history from its genesis to its late-2012 launch and subsequent growth from a regional concern to one that offers services to people in 17 states." Read More
"Entrepreneur Rachel Zeldin knows how and has set up, I’m Sorry to Hear.com to assist those who need help taking care of funeral arrangements." Read More
February 21, 2014 Giving Yourself a Basic Education in Funeral Planning Now
"This is an invaluable resource for comparing the offerings of potential funeral homes side by side." - Judith Johnson, Huffington Post Read More
January 16, 2014 New Tribe12 Fellows: Jewish Ventures Without a Jewish Cause?
"Tribe 12 Fellowship, a social entrepreneurial program designed to help young Jewish professionals build socially conscious start-ups."
January 15, 2014 Startup Roundup
"Who's Making Moves?" I’m Sorry To Hear, the “Trip Adviser for funeral planning,” now has funeral planning service listings in 17 states and has more than 9,000 funeral homes listed, said founder Rachel Zeldin..."
Fall 2013 "What do I do? It's Kind of Weird..."
"If the hearses outside the hotel weren’t enough to remind Rachel Zeldin that she turned her life upside down, her fellow vendors in the exhibit hall at the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association drove the point home."
September 19, 2013
"When Rachel Zeldin‘s uncle died in January 2011, she realized how hard it was to plan a funeral. There was little information online about different funeral homes. It was difficult to comparison shop..."
June 28, 2013 I'm Sorry to Hear Has No Regrets
Elevator Pitch: "I’m Sorry to Hear LLC operates ImSorrytoHear.com, a free website where Internet users can research funeral homes, share experiences with others and educate themselves on funeral planning topics."
May 17, 2013 Website Assists in Funeral Planning.
"I'm Sorry to Hear addresses a real need: providing reliable, local information to consumers when they're at their most vulnerable... The site provides more information about funeral homes that have their own websites, listing special services - such as cremation or chemical-free "green" burials - and details such as religious or ethnic specializations." Read More
March 6, 2013 Website Offers Options for a Certainty in Life
"Zeldin saw a void of information in the space where mourners are already often dealing with an overwhelming loss...she had an idea for how to fill the gap: create a website that allows people to research a funeral home in Philadelphia...the same way they would use a travel site to learn about a hotel in Bermuda during happier times." Read More
March 3, 2013
"After the unexpected death of her uncle two years ago, Rachel Zeldin found herself helping to plan a funeral for the first time. Without any experience, she turned to the internet... She wasn’t able to find a website that compared all of them in a similar format, and there were no reviews of the services online..." Read More
February 22, 2013
"...Zeldin, who describes her site as “the TripAdvisor of funeral planning,” is hoping to add a social element to funeral planning. Still in its beta phase since its October launch, the website serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware." Read More
January 23, 2013 - Her Idea Is Dead On
"...Rachel Zeldin, a poised and professional Pennsbury grad who has founded a free informational website many of us will eventually need, but few will long to visit. Some things you can't avoid. And so a business niche is made..." Read More