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Hi! WE ARE LILU
WE BUILD SMART TECH FOR NEW MOMS.
Lilu creates products that empower moms during their transition to new parenthood. We started with breastfeeding and pumping because it's one of the hardest things you'll ever do, and we want to make it a bit easier!
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.
We’re Adriana C. Vázquez Ortiz and Sujay Suresh Kumar, engineers from MIT and Penn and we’re the founders of Lilu. We hail from Mexico and India respectively and we met during our graduate programs at UPenn where we were labmates working on creative robotics projects together.
Having seen many of our friends and colleagues struggle and feel disappointed with breast pump tech, we set out to learn more about the challenges of breastfeeding. After spending hundreds of hours in research, speaking with hundreds of moms in person and surveying thousands more, we discovered several prominent pain points with breastfeeding and breast pumping. We were appalled to see that breast pump tech was severely outdated. We became deeply passionate about making life easier for new moms by creating the products of tomorrow.
Adriana C. Vázquez
Co-CEO & Co-founder
Adriana is a product designer with a keen sense for listening to users and understanding their needs. She received her Master’s in Integrated Product Design at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree from MIT in Math with Computer Science. Adriana has experience in Project Management and Software Development at Morgan Stanley, algorithmic research at BMW and UX Design at a NYC Health and Lifestyle startup. She has been named one of the top 30 Femtech Healthcare Influencers in 2019 and has won awards such as the SheKnows BlogHer competition (2019) and the AlphaLabGear Hardware cup (2018). Adriana has represented Lilu at SXSW, and TechCrunch Battlefield; She is a Tory Burch fellow and has won several awards 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
Co-CEO & Co-founder
Sujay is an engineer whose work lies in the intersection of technology and women’s health. He has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. At the High Energy Physics Group at UPenn, he designed the circuits for the ATLAS experiment, CERN. Prior to Lilu, Sujay co-founded Jyothi, a nonprofit organization in India, to help survivors of harassment and rape by offering them a platform to voice their grievances anonymously and access self defense and mental health workshops. He also worked at Reliance Jio Infocomm, where he was an integral part of the team that launched 4G in India. Sujay spent 2 years in Shenzhen, China, vetting and working closely with manufacturers to bring the Lilu Massager Bra to market and he is an advocate and thought leader in innovation for women’s health. He was named in the Forbes 30under30 list in 2022.
When not playing with electronics and building new things, he loves to sketch.
Ragini has a background in biomedical engineering with experience in early-stage and post-launch R&D for wearable medical devices, particularly in women's health. She holds an MS from Columbia University and is driven by a commitment to improving healthcare and outcomes for underserved communities.
Jesse is classically trained in finance and began his career on Wall Street at JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock. He later transitioned to consulting before launching a pioneering ecommerce brand, backed by prominent investors. Following a successful exit, he led ops at a series C real estate tech startup, helping the brand achieve operating profitability at scale.
Lian Delos Reyes
Social Media and Community
Lian is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and founder of Milksta, a pro-momma and pro-breastfeeding wellness brand. As a passionate proponent for prioritizing customer needs, she harnesses her global viewpoints to guide Milksta and Lilu's community, two brands unwavering in their dedication to supporting maternal health and promoting breastfeeding advocacy.
Menka has a background in economics and she was the Business Development Senior Director - International at Kate Spade for over 9 years. She is an expert in the global market.
Y Combinator Fellowship