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The Flex Company

FLEX is a disposable, single use menstrual product

News and Press

Why 2016 Was The Year Of The Women-Led Period Startup

Forbes • Dec. 22, 2016

If you happen to be a New Yorker, you might remember a clever, minimalist subway advertising campaign from last fall by Thinx, maker of women's panties that double as menstrual pads.

Flex raises another $3 million to replace tampons

TechCrunch • Oct. 6, 2016

Flex, the tampon alternative you can wear during sex, has raised a $3 million seed round led by Vivek Ranadive’s new fund, Better Our World Ventures Fund, with participation from Cyan Banister of Founders Fund, Ellen Pao and others.

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Founders / Key Team

Lauren Schulte
Lauren Schulte
CEO & Co-Founder

Erika is CEO and co-founder of the Flex Company. She was formerly a Director of Marketing and Communications at Upwork. She was also Director of Marketing and Communications at Somasource. She has held roles at Autodesk, Coca Cola Company, IBM among others.

Erika Jensen
Erika Jensen

Erika is a co-founder of the Flex Company. She has held ecommerce, marketing and editorial leadership positions at Jimmyjane, bebe stores and Modern Luxury.