Please Add Widget from here
OneVillage – The Startup Creating an Entire Village fo...
Article, Innovation, Precision Medicine

OneVillage – The Startup Creating an Entire Village for Every Cancer Patient

Cancer changes a person. In addition to the physical reminders, it leaves behind, cancer transforms us into people who understand more deeply, hope for more, and live more passionately. 

OneVillage, founded in October 2020, is the world’s first and only marketplace for cancer patients and supporters to find a curated, medically approved selection of everything they need before, during and after treatment.

The platform centers around a personalized checklist which learns from self-reported information to provide the user with a micro-drip of recommended content and tools on the site that fit into a step-by-step guide for navigating care.

OneVillage Key Highlights

The WishList

The WishList allows patients or their designee to register for hard-to-find specialty items, such as wigs or scarves, as well as on-demand services that make life easier, such as ride-share credit, grocery delivery, cancer coaching services, or prepared meals.

Everyone has supporters who want to help, most just don’t know what to do!

Public and Private Villages

Private Villages are set up by the patient or their designee and allow patients to coordinate with and update friends and family in one place through a social interface.

Public Villages are live community chat groups and forums segmented across a variety of special interests such as Parents with Cancer, Metavivors, and Supporter Support Groups. 

Digital Care Tools 

Take the guesswork out of managing symptoms, organizing questions for the doctor, or keeping your appointments organized with digitized tools designed by patients and approved by doctors.

Insurance Benefit Finder

Fill in your employer or insurance provider and they’ll supply a list of free benefits that you already qualify for, but may or may not be using.

Many users find that they already have access to benefits like genetic testing, mental healthcare, and at-home prescription delivery that, in combination with care from the patient’s oncologist, can help make outcomes better. 

Who is the Muscle Behind OneVillage?

OneVillage was founded by Ashley Yesayan. A former venture capital investor who recognized the need for a structured, community-based approach to patient support during her journey from cancer diagnosis to treatment and recovery. 

By providing friends and loved ones with the proper tools and guidance, OneVillage helps patients to focus on their health and mental well-being by enabling their loved ones to communicate, coordinate and deliver the best support possible.

Ashlet Yesayan – Founder of OneVillage

Ashley’s Story

 At the age of 35, she was diagnosed with a severe and invasive type of breast cancer. 

When she was not examining her prognosis without weighing her mortality or morbidity from treatment, she worked as a consumer-tech focused venture capitalist at Revolution in Washington, DC. 

At Revolution, her investment teams and herself helped invest billions of dollars in consumer-facing tech that adds choice, control, and convenience to everything. However, when she found herself looking for resources to help navigate diagnosed with cancer, she was surprised to find that there are so few of them. 

Her industry knowledge of company formation and growth, customer acquisition marketing, finance, venture capital, and data protection, combined with her personal experience as a cancer patient seeking this answer, gives her a distinct advantage as a founder in this area.

What Every Cancer Patient is Looking For?

Although the number of people in the US going through cancer treatment every year (6 million) is actually larger than the number of weddings (2.5 million) or the number of babies born every year (4 million), a sizeable gap exists in the tech-enabled resources available to these demographics.

Unlike the multi-billion dollar industries that have been built around making weddings and babies easier to navigate, online resources don’t exist for cancer outside of some light online content and fragmented eCommerce alternatives.

This leads most institutional knowledge sharing to occur through 1:1 interactions between patient: survivor and patient: patient coordinator today.

The 1:1 patient: survivor exchange isn’t scalable or efficient for numerous reasons (and is further complicated during the current pandemic), nor is it particularly advantageous to the patient who must identify these people from within his or her network, which is oftentimes ineffective or awkward.

The 1:1 patient: patient coordinator relationship is the substitute that exists today for a portion of what OneVillage will provide.

Patient coordinators are not found at all hospitals and they typically are managing hundreds of patients at once, so they aren’t guaranteed to be able to provide the right information at the right time to the right patient.  

Most importantly, neither current mechanism provides a scalable way to activate the patient’s support network of an average of 20-30 friends and family members, all of whom want to help but usually don’t know-how.

Through their personalized checklist-based approach they provide education and actionable recommendations on ways to be helpful.

By providing friends and loved ones with the proper tools and guidance, OneVillage helps patients to focus on their health and mental well-being and enables their loved ones to communicate, coordinate and deliver the best support possible.

Is OneVillage what every cancer patient is looking for?

How Does OneVillage Help Consumers? 

A cancer diagnosis is an unexpected and truly unsettling life event, so non-medical needs, such as specialized products and services to help with daily life, are often not known to patients or other caregivers.

This is important because a lot of mental and physical energy is expended in focusing on the medical problems and decisions that need to be made in this area.

The lack of online solutions like OneVillage makes it unnecessarily difficult to get the services you need at a time when patients and caregivers are particularly vulnerable.

OneVillage found that only 8% of respondents said they could meet all of their needs with the resources available. The remaining 92% reported that they regularly experience fear, anxiety, stress, frustration, and depression, which is not the ideal state for healing and recovery. 

Research shows that 20% of cancer survivors suffer from what may become life-long PTSD as a result of their trials. Current solutions are not providing people with the support they need in their day-to-day life and are not providing their communities with resources that could be more useful. 

OneVillage helps patients focus on their health and well-being by making it easier for them and their supporters to access related services and support.

It also allows loved ones to communicate, coordinate and provide the best possible care.

How Does OneVillage Help Consumers? 

What Impact is OneVillage Making Today?

Although OneVillage is still in their early stages, they are already making an impact.

Jonny, a stage IV colorectal cancer patient that began using OneVillage alongside a new immunotherapy treatment found their symptom tracking tools very helpful with communicating his individual side effects to his doctor.

He finds community an extremely important part of his overall care plan.

When exploring OneVillage, Jonny felt most supported by the Real Life Stories on OneVillage’s platform and the community feature. He plans to lead his network of writers that found healing in writing about their cancer experience.

Jonny’s experience has helped highlight the importance of digitising healthcare and the significance of a digitized toolbox for patients and caregivers.

Our ability to connect patients, survivors and caregivers with others that have similar interests to them, beyond just their diagnosis, means our community feels connected to real people like them.

Ashlet Yesayan – Founder of OneVillage

A Venture Capital-Backed Firm Planning to Change the Lives of Millions Over the Next 5 Years

OneVillage has been backed by Third Prime, Gaingels, Gaven Capital, Gula Tech and Techstar and has successfully raised a total of $1.3million in pre-seed financing.

One Village’s goal is to educate, support and inspire the 6 million cancer patients who are cured of cancer in the United States each year.

Additionally, they aim to mobilize the communities around them to provide meaningful care similar ideas on a global scale to help people cope with all the contingencies that change their lives. 

Today, OneVillage is a community-based cancer treatment solution in the United States.

As they grow, they plan to expand globally and address other chronic conditions when patients and their supporters need help with their new life circumstances. Parkinson’s disease and diabetes are on the short-term agenda.


A passionate explorer, content enthusiast, and a people's person. I love exploring different societies and learn their cultures!

  1. 649860 955369 An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I feel that you need to write much more on this subject, it may not be a taboo subject but usually men and women are not enough to speak on such topics. Towards the next. Cheers 400126

  2. 113005 112879I think one of your advertisements caused my web browser to resize, you might want to put that on your blacklist. 754938

  3. 751114 908800This really is a good subject to speak about. Normally when I uncover stuff like this I stumble it. This post probably wont do nicely with that crowd. I will be sure to submit something else though. 112450

  4. 616316 172588You created some respectable points there. I looked on the internet for the problem and located most people will go along with with your website. 838365

  5. gralion torile

    August 26, 2022

    whoah this blog is wonderful i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You know, many people are looking around for this information, you can help them greatly.

  6. 434389 784830Ive read several great stuff here. Surely value bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how significantly effort you put to create 1 of these excellent informative website. 188074

  7. 918262 558166I like this website because so a lot utile stuff on here : D. 834121

  8. 987449 984923I completely agree! I came more than from google and am looking to subscribe. Exactly where is your RSS feed? 291066

  9. 482481 967149Hi there, just became aware of your blog by way of Google, and identified that it is truly informative. Ill be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of individuals will benefit from your writing. Cheers! 652641

  10. 500476 781720Following study a couple of of the content material within your site now, we genuinely such as your technique of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web web site list and will also be checking back soon. Pls have a look at my web-site likewise and make me aware what you believe. 570890

  11. 877519 731711I agree with your points , excellent post. 551577

  12. zoritoler imol

    January 3, 2023

    I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You are wonderful! Thanks!

  13. 404772 793681Right after study several with the blog articles for your internet web site now, and i also genuinely such as your strategy for blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark internet site list and are checking back soon. Pls take a look at my internet page in addition and tell me what you believe. 328149

  14. 925436 890267Hi. Cool post. Theres an concern with your web site in chrome, and you might want to test this The browser is the marketplace chief and a great element of individuals will omit your superb writing because of this dilemma. 122541

  15. zoritoler imol

    January 28, 2023

    I’ve learn some excellent stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how a lot attempt you place to make one of these wonderful informative site.

  16. 96734 539040I dont leave a lot of comments on plenty of blogs each week but i felt i had to here. A hard-hitting post. 901867

  17. 809759 954788I like this internet site because so a lot utile stuff on here : D. 1453

  18. 645355 732845Hi. Thank you for producing this web site . I m working on betting online niche and have discovered this internet site using search on bing . Will be certain to appear much more of your content . Gracias , see ya. :S 617206

  19. 215191 397394I view something genuinely particular in this internet site . 748293

  20. 988120 306060Nowhere on the Internet is there this considerably quality and clear information on this subject. How do I know? I know because Ive searched this topic at length. Thank you. 271785

  21. 176022 166719Wahhhh,!! I dnt think its food thats making her tummy groww!!|tiitaBoo| 448701

  22. zoritoler imol

    March 8, 2023

    We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  23. 805252 625398Some genuinely nice stuff on this site , I enjoy it. 999431

  24. 594374 672801I was just seeking this information for some time. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. 131410

  25. 153249 771969I believe this internet internet site has got really amazing indited written content material articles . 688565

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *