Aunt Flow is on a mission to change the world one cycle at a time by making organic period products available for free in every public restroom. The company has now raised an 8.5M Series A led by JL Spark with participation from Harlem Capital, CityRock Ventures and Precursor Ventures and women’s health venture fund Amboy Street Ventures.
Since 2016, Aunt Flow has been committed to ensuring everyone has access to menstrual products. Aunt Flow Founder & CEO Claire Coder started the Columbus, Ohio-based company when she was only 18 years old after getting her period in public without any period products available. “How people think about periods is changing”, she explains. “Aunt Flow is proud to be at the forefront of the menstrual movement, with a singular focus on making period products accessible to everyone. With JLL Spark as a partner, we’ll be able to serve our communities on a much greater scale. If toilet paper is offered for free in public restrooms, tampons and pads should be too.”
Over the past years Aunt Flow has helped create the B2B industry category, and today leads the menstrual movement with 100% organic cotton period products as well as an innovative, patented free-vend menstrual product dispenser that is stocked in the bathrooms of partners like Apple, Google, Princeton University and Netflix.
Carli Sapir, Founding Partner of Amboy Street Ventures, said, “It’s time to improve the quality and accessibility of menstrual products. It is a pleasure to see brands like Aunt Flow make sustainable, high quality menstrual products ubiquitous. While the D2C menstrual product space is crowded, Aunt Flow has a unique B2B strategy which allows it to break through the crowd. Not only is innovation in this space a huge economic opportunity, it is also creating much needed progress in the underserved women’s health space.”
With the new funding, Aunt Flow will be able to expand its customer base in the U.S., grow advocacy efforts, donate more than a million products to grassroots partners and introduce new products and more sustainable packaging.