Episode 201 talks about how to invest in a Latina-owned startup, featuring Rebecca Alvarez Story of Bloomi. Listen now!
Rebecca Alvarez Story, CEO of Bloomi, believes the key to unlocking satisfying intimacy starts with unlearning bad sex ed. As a nationally sought-after sexologist and entrepreneur, she is helping to normalize sexual wellness by creating accessible, clean intimacy products and inclusive content with Bloomi. Rebecca is one of the few Latinas in the US to raise over $1M in venture capital and in 2022, Bloomi became the first Latina-led brand to launch in the sexual wellness aisle in over 1200 Target stores nationwide.
As a mom of two daughters, Rebecca also prioritizes family-time and believes it is critical for families to be able to have open conversations about the body. A pioneer in the space, Rebecca graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in sexual wellness that she created and holds a Master’s in Sexuality Studies.
Rebecca has been featured and contributes to publications including Forbes, Well+Good, Parents Latina, Byrdie, Refinery29, Elite Daily, BeLatina, Mitú and more. She has been named a Changemaker by Well+Good and Forbes’ Next 1000. As a proud daughter of Latinx immigrants, Rebecca also focuses on diversity initiatives that elevate other BIPOC in entrepreneurship.
You can follow Rebecca on Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn & Pinterest.
Episode 201 Highlights:
- What is a sexologist?
- Her journey on how this became a career
- Common mind roadblocks that come up around sexuality
- Setting boundaries in order to have a healthy sex life
- How & why she started her plant-based intimate-product company
- How she raised over $1M in venture capital
- The importance around market research to find your target audience
- How you can become an investor in Bloomi
- And more!
*Resources mentioned in this episode: wefunder.com/bloomi
From one fellow entrepreneur to another, we are so inspired by Rebecca’s story! We are wishing Rebecca and her entire team the most success on this next business venture. Gracias for giving us unapologetic permission to talk about sex, to build companies, to be bad-ass Latina entrepreneurs. We are HERE FOR THIS ENERGY!!!❤️🔥
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