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SXSW Interactive 2016

Women Building Products for Women

For the most part, venture capitalists in Silicon Valley aren’t lining up to fund products made for women’s and children’s health. I’m told constantly by male investors, "You know, you should really find a female VC to pitch to." With less than 4 percent of women in venture capitalism, I might have an easier time selling ice to the Donner Party. It's not about gender, it's about creating products that improves the lives and health of women throughout the world. It's about thinking outside the box and placing a bet on products men might not value, but their mother, sister, daughter need.

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  1. What does it really mean to "Shrink it and Pink it" when it comes to product design for women?
  2. Discussing breasts and other female anatomy to male investors: How to make it relatable to 96% of venture capitalists?
  3. How to create actionable insight to improve health and happiness of new mothers?

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Janica Alvarez, Co-Founder & CEO, Naya Health

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