January 2023
Vol 9 | Issue 592

Q&A with Jaden Risner of Family Proud


Principal Series:

Family Proud is the first social platform designed for care connecting people who care to people in need to give support that matters. We make it simple to give and receive support from anywhere by creating persistent digital communities. By facilitating connection through mutual support, Family Proud is making our increasingly digital world a little more human. We have a contract with the U.S. Air Force partnered with their Family Resiliency program and have partners lined up to help us transform how we serve our loved ones.

Join us for a private Family Office Insights Webinar featuring Jaden Risner, a Navy veteran on a mission to transform how we serve our loved ones. Jaden spent 12 years in the Navy as a Special Operations helicopter pilot before becoming a caregiver to his mother. Surrounded by a team from, Amazon and Uber, Family Proud is committed to being the simplest way to show you care and answer the question “How can I help”.

January 11, 2023 at 2:15pm-3:15pm EST
RSVP & Confirmation Required
Investors Only Please!

Family Office Insights is a voluntary, “opt-in” collaborative peer-to-peer community of single family offices, qualified investors and institutional investors. Join the community here www.familyofficeinsights.com

When did it all begin?

Several years ago a Special Operations helicopter pilot named Jaden was deployed 8,000 miles from home when his mom suffered a heart attack. Suddenly, he had to coordinate support from half a world away. A few years later he was attending business school at UCSD Rady School of Business where he met Clay. Clay was diagnosed with cancer and beat it, only for it to return a few years later.

This time his cancer was diagnosed as terminal, and it was only through coordination of his support network that they were able to identify a clinical trial that saved his life. Hearing each other’s stories of the costs of trying to coordinate support, and the benefits of doing it well, inspired Clay and Jaden to create Family Proud to solve this problem once and for all for families everywhere.

Jaden went on to become our CEO, leading the charge to build our team to solve
the problem. Clay is a valued member of our board and an active leader in inspiring
and motivating our team to stay focused on the big picture of what we’re trying to

What Do We Do?

Family Proud has built a technology platform that makes it simple for anyone
to give and receive support, anytime, anywhere. Unlike web-based page
creators, Family Proud creates continuous loops of engagement in a persistent
dynamic digital community. The value of the Family Proud platform is built on
these six community engagement benefits:
• Gathering Support
• Coordinating Tasks
• Keeping Everyone Updated
• Finding Tips & Resources
• Learning From Others
• Staying Private & Secure

Where are we headed?

We intentionally created our technology platform so that the more it’s used by families and their support networks, the more valuable it becomes. We are deeply committed to the personal privacy of the families on our platform and to safeguarding that commitment by never selling personal data to advertisers.
The information we learn from how families use our platform is still valuable, however. We plan to use the information we learn to effectively leverage the power of community to ensure no family need goes unmet.

As social media evolves into a tool that amplifies our natural desire to support and care for one another, technology can become a force for good in reinforcing the best in human nature. Family Proud is committed to leading the way toward making this future a reality.

Jaden Risner of Family Proud

Jaden Risner- Jaden is the CEO and Co-Founder of Family Proud. He is experienced in the startup and venture ecosystem. Having spent 12 years of active duty as a helicopter pilot in support of Special Operations and seven deployments, Jaden has direct experience helping connect service members and their families to the resources critical for their care. An informal caregiver himself, Family Proud was created based on his own personal experience and desire to impact the families of fellow servicemembers. Jaden holds a B.S. Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy ‘07, MBA, UCSD Rady School of Management ‘19.

Contact Jaden: jaden@familyproud.com