Dear Tempdrop family,
It’s Tempdrop’s community manager, Tal Ron, here! I’d like to update you on what we’ve been up to, the current status, and also give you a bit of my own personal perspective.
While reaching out and engaging in conversation with many of you who raise questions, concerns and excitement, I feel as if I live your anticipation every day. I felt the need to write the newsletter, because I know how much you were waiting for it. So here it is :)
The best apples fall latest and keep longest". –Amos Bronson Alcott
Conferences and exhibitions - promoting Tempdrop
Last month we were among the 20 startups (out of 150) asked to present at the Israel Mobile Summit Conference, giving us media and TV exposure.
We were chosen to present at Made in Germany, a wearable tech panel; participated and spoke at the IoT & Wearable Tech conference; and even won 2nd place in the startup competition at an annual startup event.
We are learning a lot from our test-users’ feedback and have now added a spring rod (just like in wristwatches) that connects the textile strap and is easily removable. So you will be able to wash it after a few months’ use, or mix’n’match between straps and frames.
A new app joins the Tempdrop family
As part of the objective to increase our compatibility with popular fertility apps, we've connected up with a fun and simple, user-friendly, fertility tracking app called LoveCycles and started collaborating with them. Check them out and let us know what you think! ☺
Sweetening the Pill
If you aren’t following us on the social media channels, or you just happened to miss it, I’d like to proudly introduce to you: ‘Sweetening the Pill’, the documentary.
Inspired by Holly Grigg-Spall’s book, ‘Sweetening the Pill: How we got hooked on hormonal birth control’, which sheds light on the effects of hormonal contraceptives, Ricki Lake (yes, go Ricki!) and Abby Epstein decided to produce a documentary. It explores different contraceptives, promoting conversation and a better understanding of the side effects and alternative birth control methods.
The documentary team launched a crowdfunding campaign last month and Tempdrop has contributed $1,000 to get this movie made and help it reach its goal. We believe this movie will change many women's lives and I am hoping that my personal story will be featured in it.
If you missed it, I wrote a blog post about the book, the subsequent movie and my own experience with birth control. Take a look:
As awareness of women’s fertility spreads and the conversation about women’s health evolves, it seems that the business world has yet to catch up..!
Due to a lack of women, most of our “potential investors” are men. This just shows how much the balance in business needs to change.
Also, since they’re non-Catholic men, we encounter a high level of ignorance about anything to do with fertility awareness.
Many of the investors we met didn’t know that it could be a form of birth control, nor understand why a woman would need to track her ovulation(!!) It made me realize how blind or oblivious people still are to women’s health issues, and why it is so hard to
even begin to explain the need for Tempdrop.
We know that you can certainly explain your own need for Tempdrop;) and that you,
hopefully, see the point of our perseverance and efforts. So, if you happen to know someone who might be interested in equity investment (and owning a part of Tempdrop :) ), we would appreciate you contacting Michael Vardi personally at:
Until then- Quit charting - live on!