Gina Gutierrez on Why Audio Elevates Sex & Wellness


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Armed with a degree in psychology from Duke, Gina saw her career as a brand strategist take off when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. But many late nights spent talking with friends about their experiences with fun, sexy content made her realize something: there was actually very little of it made for women, especially not in audio format. So, in 2018, she and friend Faye Keegan combined their left-brain and right-brain strengths to launch Dipsea. The design-forward, female-focused, sex-positive app delivers short-form audio stories that help women and couples tap their inner sexual powers more accessibly. Just one year since launch, Dipsea has already been featured by ELLE, Marie Claire, Vox, and TechCrunch, and has raised $5.5 million in funding. All this despite Gina and Faye being told that a startup focused on female pleasure and erotic content wasn’t “venture-backable.”

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