Startup founders and investors devote their attention to problems that they personally understand.
Only 9% of decision makers at US-based venture firms are women, which means specifically female problems receive far less attention than they deserve. After all, it's far easier to pitch your startup to investors when they personally identify with the problem you're trying to solve.
Dozens of female-founded startups are trying to solve important problems for women, and they're all hiring:
Feminine Care Startups
If toilet paper is free, tampons should be too. Aunt Flow helps stock office and business bathrooms with 100% cotton menstrual products. Starter kits are shipping today, and they're hiring.
Thinx sells period-proof underwear that actually works.The team is hiring for product design, marketing, and operations.
Flex has reinvented the tampon. Their disposable menstrual disc is healthier, more eco-friendly, and less-painful than traditional tampons. Based in Los Angeles and hiring for 3+ positions.
Nurx, backed by Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures, prescribes birth control and HIV-prevention medication in minutes, all through their app. Hiring for 10+ positions.
Carrot lets employers offer customized fertility benefits for their employees, from basic testing to in-vitro vertilization (IVF). They're hiring in sales, engineering, and operations.
Tia is a personal, private women's health advisor that tracks everything: menstruation cycles, stress, anxiety, breakouts, and more so you can predict your frustrations. Hiring engineers in SF.
Beloved by Whole Foods, CVS, and Bed Bath and Beyond, Sustain Natural sells organic, vegan, and fair trade tampons and condoms.
Female sexual wellness shouldn't embarrass. Featured by the New York Times, CNN, Vice, and TechCrunch, Unbound sells sex toys that make the entire process less scary, more fun, body safe, and affordable.
The Turing Test has long stood as a benchmark of the future. Coined by computer scientist Alan Turing in the 50s, it describes the point at which artificially-intelligent computers exhibit behavior that’s indistinguishable from a human's.
Yesterday’s Google I/O 2018 gave us a glimpse into that future.
It merges deep-learning, speech-to-text, and natural language processing so you will never have to pick up the phone again.
Sundar and team didn't stop there. Google also officially announced a tool that can predict your age, heart disease risk, BMI, and blood pressure... all from an eye scan. The tech will be deployed worldwide so patients can get the treatment they need, no doctor required.