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LILU BUILDS TECHNOLOGY TO EMPOWER NEW MOMS


Being a modern mom is about more than achieving work-life balance. It’s about thriving. That’s why Lilu creates products that empower moms during their transition to new parenthood.

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

BECAUSE MOMS DESERVE MORE.

LILU BUILDS TECHNOLOGY TO EMPOWER NEW MOMS


Being a modern mom is about more than achieving work-life balance. It’s about thriving. That’s why Lilu creates products that empower moms during their transition to new parenthood.

Our technology is designed for real users 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 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. However limited maternity leave in the US makes that breastfeeding goal difficult for moms to achieve unless they rely on the antiquated technology of breast pumps. 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.

So we decided to build a product that makes breast pumping more efficient to help more moms reach their breastfeeding goals.

OUR STORY


Lilu was founded by two 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. However limited maternity leave in the US makes that breastfeeding goal difficult for moms to achieve unless they rely on the antiquated technology of breast pumps. 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.

So we decided to build a product that makes breast pumping more efficient to 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 undergraduate degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Osmania University. He completed a Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Lilu, he co-founded Jyothi, an organization working to secure better rights and safety for women in India.

He loves to sketch and enjoys playing with electronics to build new things!

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 undergraduate degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Osmania University in India. He also completed a Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Lilu, he co-founded Jyothi, an organization working to secure better rights and safety for women in India.

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

Eliza Gerland CMO of Lilu

Eliza Gerland

CMO & Co-founder

Eliza graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.B.A. at the University of San Francisco with an emphasis in Marketing. Since then, she’s helped scale several consumer brands, focusing mostly in the apparel & health industries.

She's happiest when traveling, at a concert, or playing tug-of-war with her corgi. Her life goal is to own a 1969 VW Bus.

Shahir Salyani

Head of Business Development

Shahir received undergraduate degrees from MIT and an MBA in healthcare management at The Wharton School. For the last 20 years, he's led business development for innovative digital health technologies and medical devices globally, for both startups and publicly-traded companies.

He finds escape through traveling, reading, culinary adventures, hot-air ballooning, and endurance sports.

Dionna Chambers

Marketing & Customer Experience

Valerie Bystrova

Social Media & Community

Eliza Gerland CMO of Lilu

Eliza Gerland

CMO & Co-founder

Eliza graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.B.A. at the University of San Francisco with an emphasis in Marketing. Since then, she’s helped scale several consumer brands, focusing mostly in the apparel & health industries.

She's happiest when traveling, at a concert, or playing tug-of-war with her corgi. Her life goal is to own a 1969 VW Bus.

Shahir Salyani

Head of Business Development

Shahir received undergraduate degrees from MIT and an MBA in healthcare management at The Wharton School. For the last 20 years, he's led business development for innovative digital health technologies and medical devices globally, for both startups and publicly-traded companies.

He finds escape through traveling, reading, culinary adventures, hot-air ballooning, and endurance sports.

Dionna Chambers

Marketing & Customer Experience

Valerie Bystrova

Social Media & Community

OUR ADVISORS

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.

Rutger Flohil

CEO (US) at Kaia

Rutger Flohil has 6+ years of experience as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company, with clients ranging from healthcare, tech, industrial and consumer goods. He's passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Rutger co-founded a location-based dating app in 2011, is on the Advisory board of KUKUN and is currently the CEO of Kaia.

Bianca Cabán

Managing Director

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.

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.

Rutger Flohil

CEO (US) at Kaia

Rutger Flohil has 6+ years of experience as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company, with clients ranging from healthcare, tech, industrial and consumer goods. He's passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Rutger co-founded a location-based dating app in 2011, is on the Advisory board of KUKUN and is currently the CEO of Kaia.

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

OUR BACKERS

Y Combinator Fellowship

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