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Adriana C. Vazquez Ortiz of Lilu Named Winner of Anita Borg PitcHER Competition

Adriana C. Vazquez Ortiz, Founder of Lilu Technologies, was named a finalist in the annual Anita Borg PitcHER Competition.
Dylan J Crow

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September 30, 2020

Adriana C. Vazeuqz Ortiz, Co-founder of Lilu (HAX 2018 portfolio company), was announced today as a 2020 winner of the Anita Borg PitchHER competition.

In addition to Adriana, this year's winners include Kai Frazer of Kai XR, Ionna Stanegloudi of Finclude, and Ty'lisha Summers of SpenDebt.

The 2020 winners of the AnitaB.org PitcHER competition

The annual contest is a pitch competition that brings together the leading female entrepreneurs at the Grace Hopper Celebration – the world’s largest gathering of women technologists – with the goal of supporting, encouraging, and providing new funding opportunities.

The top 10 finalists will also compete for a total of $100,000 in prize money – to be split among the top three finalists and an Audience Favorite.

Lilu is a HAX 2017 investment, that builds tech-enabled products to empower new moms. They've developed the first pumping bra with automated massage, which is available for sale today.

Adriana grew up in Mexico City, and is a graduate of MIT where she received a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science. She later pursued a Masters in Integrated Product Design at the University of Pennsylvania where she had the idea for Lilu. She lives in NYC, enjoys running and cycling, attempting to snowboard, has been a pescatarian for over a decade, and speaks four languages.

HAX is an early stage hard tech investor, empowering founders working in robotics, automation, digital health, medical devices, and consumer and industrial technologies. Our seed program combines a $250,000 USD investment package, 180 days of collaboration with a team of in house technical experts, and a global founder community for early stage founders building hard tech startups.

Dylan J Crow

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September 30, 2020
HAX is the most active early stage investor in hard tech startups, empowering founders building with robotics, internet of things, digital health, consumer products and industrial technologies. The HAX Seed Program combines hands-on co-development with our experienced product development team, multi-stage venture capital investment, and collaboration with our global founder community building hard tech startups. Since 2012, HAX has invested in over 250 startups meshing hardware and software across its locations in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Tokyo.