Sequel, a San Francisco, CA-based startup engineering well being and wellness experiences for ladies beginning with a leakage-preventing tampon, raised $5m in seed funding.
MaC VC, Pear Accelerator, Lengthy Journey Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Graph Ventures and different strategic angels, together with Cyan Banister and Nurx CEO Varsha Rao, contributed to this spherical.
The corporate intends to make use of the funds to carry its first novel product to market.
Led by Greta Meyer, CEO, and Amanda Calabrese, COO, each Stanford product design engineering college students and elite athletes, Sequel is engineering well being and wellness experiences for ladies beginning with a leakage-preventing tampon that depends on a proprietary, fluid-mechanically-efficient design.
With two granted patents and three patents pending, the corporate’s proprietary spiral design absorbs fluid evenly and received’t leak earlier than it’s full.
The workforce spent a yr in analysis and growth to invent their new-and-improved tampon. They examined the product on the bench and with early beta testers, and constructed out an all-new manufacturing technique. They’re making ready to submit for FDA clearance within the new yr and take the product to market in 2022. Sequel can be working with star gymnast, artist and activist, Katelyn Ohashi as a artistic advisor.