Biomilq is empowering parents with a new option for supplemental feeding—one that’s as close to breastmilk as possible and cultivated under safe conditions using their first-of-its-kind technology. Frame Fertility is a digital fertility advisor that enables the early detection of underlying fertility conditions.
In this episode, Natalie talks with the two founders of these companies, Michelle Egger from Biomilq and Jessica Bell van der Wal from Frame Fertility. Michelle and Jessica discuss the motivation behind forming their companies and the challenges faced as they bring their companies to market.
What we discussed:
Michelle and Jessica identify the biggest challenges for women as it relates to fertility and breastfeeding and how their companies are tackling these challenges. Jessica shares her journey to motherhood and how difficult it was for her to conceive. Michelle talks about what Biomilq is doing and why it took so long for existing technology to be used to solve the problem. Michelle shares how, when raising capital for Biomilq, they were able to be selective with who they partnered with, what criteria they used, and why they chose to do so. Michelle describes her experience raising a finance round on a woman’s health issue, and the challenges that she’s encountered along the way. Jessica shares some of the challenges she faced bringing Frame Fertility to market and why early fertility analysis is so important. Michelle discusses the science behind cultured breast milk and how it could be a game changer for mothers all around the world. Michelle shares her rationale behind being open and honest with her investors and why it’s so important to building strong relationships. Jessica and Michelle talk about some of the challenges around scaling their companies. What the future looks like for both Biomilq & Frame Fertility. Jessica and Michelle share some tips around starting out as a founder.
Biomilq Website: www.biomilq.com
Frame Fertility Website: www.framefertility.com
Michelle Egger on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleegger/
Jessica Bell van der Wal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbellvanderwal/
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