👋 Hi there,

We started Laila with the hope of making the world a slightly better place. Will, Justin, and Mike saw firsthand how we are more connected to information but less connected to each other. We wanted to do something about that.

With Laila, we created a service that removed the friction and effort it takes to be together with the people that matter to us. Laila was never about meeting strangers; it was always about maintaining and nurturing the relationships that brought fulfillment to our lives.

But timing matters. While we still feel Laila was the right solution, we had poor timing. We built Laila for college students and the COVID-19 pandemic hit us very hard. So we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down the service in 2020.

Thank you to our users, investors, mentors, friends, and families who supported us and believed in what we were trying to accomplish. It is never easy to say goodbye, but we are optimistic that something great will come from what we accomplished and built with Laila.

We wish you all the best,
Will, Justin, & Mike
Laila Co-founders