‘Shaping Today’s SexTech’: Takeaways from 4 Founders

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Four sextech entrepreneurs from around the globe spoke at an eye-opening panel on wider social issues affecting the industry this month.

The live-streamed discussion “Shaping Today’s SexTech: Science and Social Issues,” which was hosted by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, featured speakers Ola Miedzynska of sxtech.eu, Anna Lee of Lioness.io, Raven V. Fabar of EngErotics.com, and Loes Jaber of Nuditae.com.

Filmmaker and Sssh.com founder Angie Rowntree produced the panel as part of her ongoing Mindbrowse video series that examines important topics in adult entertainment.

Mindbrowse virtual panel screenshot with sex tech entrepreneurs and host.
“Shaping Today’s SexTech: Science and Social Issues” was originally livestreamed on July 13, 2022.

I encourage you to watch the replay if you are seeking insider insights or advice on how to get started in the sextech industry. Since the panelists are from various time zones, it was a treat having them together and listening to their exchange.

As a final question, Dr. Chauntelle asked each speaker to give a short takeaway. I’ve shared the responses below.

Raven V. Faber, Founder and CEO of EngErotics.com (United States)
“My big takeaway is that it’s of the utmost importance, in my opinion, to build a company with a mission and intention and purpose and drive. It matters more now than ever to do that. My company is the manifestation of who I am and what matters to me deeply, and I would encourage early founders and founders-to-be to consider doing the same.”

Ola Miedzynska, Founder and CEO of sxtech.eu (Germany)
“That it is a really great thing to be in the girl club and that the girl club is a very strong community. I would advise every future founder of sex tech industry to find community, as a first, and to never be alone, to always share and to share as much as you can. Pitch the product that you don’t have to get as much feedback in the early stage, so you’re going to save a lot of time later—but stay with the girl club.”

Anna Lee, Co-founder and Head of Engineering, Lioness.io (United States)
“Mine is to join sex tech. We need more people in here. There’s a billion and three ways people experience sex, pleasure, and what sex means to them. So we need those people that represent all the billion and three ways that people do that. We just need more and more people in the space.”

Loes Jaber, Founder and CEO of Nuditae.com (Netherlands)
“Actually, I’m with Ola, it’s the girl club. It’s us working together and talking, inviting other people to the journey, and lifting each other up. Not competing with one another, but helping each other build a safer sex tech space for everyone.”

Author: Jenna Owsianik
Jenna Owsianik is a Canadian sexual health journalist and sextech business advisor. She is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Sex For Every Body®, an adult sex ed publication that celebrate sexual and body diversity. From 2014 to 2022, she was Editor-in-Chief of FutureofSex.net, the world’s leading publication on how technology is changing human sexuality, today and tomorrow. A trained journalist with a Masters of Journalism from The University of British Columbia, Jenna’s reporting has appeared on Futurism.com, Al Jazeera English, CTV British Columbia online, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS 60 Minutes, Global News, and CKNW Radio in Canada and the United States.

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