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The Purse Podcast

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We are changing the conversation for women about money and investing.We focus on how women can manage and invest their money in the public and private markets and how they are the driving force behind the change we want to see in the world.We talk to change makers, financial experts, wealth managers… read more


#16: Sextech: why the next big thing in tech is disrupting sex with Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn launched at TED 2009 – ‘Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference’. 

In 2013 she turned MakeLoveNotPorn into the world’s first user-generated, human-curated social sex video-sharing platform, socialising and normalising sex in order to make it easier to talk about, to promote consent, communication, good sexual values and good sexual behaviour. MakeLoveNotPorn is spearheading the Social Sex Revolution (the revolutionary part isn’t the sex, but the social). Given the challenges Cindy has faced finding investors, she is raising the world’s first dedicated sextech fund, All the Sky Holdings

She speaks at conferences globally and consults, describing her approach as ‘I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.’

We cover the following in our conversation:

  • Cindy talks to us about MakeLoveNotPorn and the journey she's been on as a female founder in an entirely new category.
  • Why the next big thing in tech is disrupting sex.
  • Why founders from underrepresented groups are uniquely able to design and build safe spaces on the web.
  • Cindy's experience in fundraising for her startup.
  • What she looks for in her investors.
  • Why we need more women to back female and underrepresented founders.
  • And Cindy talks to us about her vision for creating and launching her $200 million sextech fund.
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