Hi! WE ARE LILU


WE BUILD TECH ENABLED PRODUCTS FOR NEW MOMS.

Lilu creates smart garments and products that empower moms during their transition to new parenthood.

Our technology is designed by women and backed by science, so that postnatal care is comfortable and compatible with all of life’s successes.

BECAUSE MOMS DESERVE MORE.

OUR STORY


Lilu was founded by two MIT and Penn engineers who recognized that new moms have been vastly ignored by technology, especially when it comes to breast pumping.

The CDC, UNICEF and World Health Organization recommend that moms feed their babies breast milk exclusively for the first six months of life. Yet for the modern mom, this typically means having to pump. However breast pumping is exhausting, time-consuming, and stressful. Seriously. Just type "breast pumping is " into a search bar and look at the predictions.

Breast pumps aren't as efficient as a baby nursing, so 2/3 of moms rely on breast massage while pumping to produce enough milk to feed their babies. In fact, research from Stanford shows that performing massage while breastfeeding can result in 50% more milk per session. But massage makes pumping even more exhausting and time-consuming.

We decided to build a product to make breast pumping more efficient and help more moms reach their breastfeeding goals.

OUR TEAM

Adriana Vazquez CEO of Lilu

Adriana C. Vázquez

CEO & Co-founder

Adriana graduated from MIT where she received a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science. She later pursued a Masters in Integrated Product Design at the University of Pennsylvania where she had the idea for Lilu.

She enjoys running, attempting to snowboard, has been a pescatarian for over a decade, kind of speaks four languages and prefers carrot cake over chocolate cake.

Sujay Suresh Kumar CTO of Lilu

Sujay Suresh Kumar

CTO & Co-founder

Sujay received his degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Osmania University in India. He completed a MEng in EE at UPenn. Prior to Lilu, he co-founded Jyothi to secure better rights and safety for women in India.

When not playing with electronics and building new things, he loves to sketch.

Maria A. Garcia

Growth Marketing

Maria got her BS in Advertising, Marketing and PR at Emerson College. She is a digital strategist, with a particular emphasis in defining digital campaign success metrics and implementing optimization tactics.

She lives in Cartagena, with her 2 kids with beautiful curly hair and her husband who is partially traumatized by the sound of breast pumps.

Dionna Chambers

Partnerships and Social Media

Dionna is a UCLA grad in Sociology and Fine Arts. She is a passionate Brand Marketer and Digital Content Creator who deeply cares about the people she works with. She is driven by passion, love, and human connection!

She lives in LA and she was one of the very first Lilu Massage Bra influencers when she was pumping for her baby boy.

OUR ADVISORS

Angie Kim

Product Designer

Angie Kim is a Soft Goods & Industrial Design Consultant specializing in tech enabled wearables. She believes as products are becoming more connected and synced into our daily lives, it is instrumental for the materials that embody this advanced technology to feel approachable, familiar, real, and beautiful.

Dr. Diane Spatz

PHD, RN-BC, FAAN

Dr. Diane Spatz is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She's the director of the lactation program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the clinical coordinator of the CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank. She holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Kara Forney

Founder of The Bump

Kara Forney earned her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She lead Del Webb's national rebranding initiatives.

She launched The Bump Media Inc. and TheBump.com, offering local on- and offline resources for expectant and new mothers. The company expanded nationwide and was acquired by The Knot Inc.

Bianca Cabán

Managing Director at SheWorx

Bianca Cabán is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. As Managing Director of SheWorx, oversees a global community of 20k+ female founders and events. She’s also a Founding Board Member of a financial accelerator for Latina-owned businesses called AccessLatina. Bianca earned a B.A. from Harvard and a MBA from Columbia University.

OUR BACKERS

Y Combinator Fellowship

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