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Nial DeMena: Making women's pleasure more accessible

Nial DeMena is the CEO and co-founder of Vella Bioscience, a femtech startup dedicated to sexually empowering every woman.

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Nial DeMena is the co-founder and CEO of Vella Bioscience, a health femtech company dedicated to sexually empowering every woman. Vella’s flagship product is a nano-encapsulated topical lotion designed to help women achieve better orgasms, no matter their hormonal status.

In our conversation with Nial, we talk about:

  • How Vella’s product works
  • Deciding on a distribution strategy, direct to consumer vs retail
  • Doing business at the intersection of sexual wellness and femtech markets
  • Nial’s background and the origin story of Vella
  • How scientific discoveries about CBD and sexual stimulation turned into a topical oinment production
  • Female Sexual Funtion Index Survey and product validation
  • Regulatory issues in the sexual wellness space
  • Studying the therapeutical potential of cannabinoids
  • Future of Vella’s products, focusing on solving women’s issues
  • CBD effectiveness based on the delivery vehicle
  • Research transparency and building trust with customers
  • Nial’s experiences with fundraising
  • Nials advice to first-time founders

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