Persistence is the Key to Success for Femtech Startups

Persistence is the Key to Success for Femtech Startups

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This is a summary of what Ari and I learned from Hilla Shaviv last week at our Femtech Roundtable Clubhouse room:

Femtech Roundtable Spotlight

Hilla Shaviv

Founder & CEO, Gals Bio Ltd




An upgraded version of the old and problematic tampon, that also monitors and screens women’s health based on biomarkers found in menses:

• Patented in 2017

• Insert like a tampon

• Stay protected for up to 12 hours

• No leaks, no mess

• No Toxic Shock Syndrome

• Biodegradable


Founder Story

Hilla Shaviv always has a passion for menstrual health.

She discovered a serious lack of research in this space, explaining why there haven’t been any menstrual product innovations for the past 100 years. 

She’s determined to change that!

While studying menstrual pain, Hilla needed to collect participants’ menses. She soon discovered the problem with menstrual cups, and the idea of Tulipon was born.

Investing her 20+ years of experience as a bio-fluid dynamics expert, and the lessons learned developing 10 prototypes, Tulipon will be ready for the market by Q4 of 2022.

Fun Facts

Ancient Egyptians have the earliest historical evidence of tampon use

In 1929, Dr. Earle Haas patented and invested the modern-day tampon


Tips to Other Femtech Founders

1. Don’t give up

2. Find an advisor

Next Step for Hilla

1. Product testing

2. Crowdfunding campaign

How Can We Help Her?

1. Follow Hilla Shaviv on LinkedIn

2. Signup at for product release

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Kung Pik Liu • Founder of Design Angel

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