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Instagram alternative built for women, the LGBTQ+ community, & their fans

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Investor Panel

David interviewed Lips on July 19, 2021. Play Video
David Ma
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Business Consultant
says, "Mission driven (women + LGBTQ+) + community driven (strong early backers w/ following) + strong tech (AI + blockchain) is a recipe for high potential!"
says, "The value of a social network is virality. The faster the pace of experimentation to gain adoption is everything!"

What Investors Say

Invested $10,000 this round
Annie Brown is one of the most tenacious, determined, technical, and forward-thinking founders I have been graced to advise and watch scale her exceptional startup, the Lips platform. The product-market fit has been tested & proven because this highly-vetted and mindfully-built technical platform is uniquely created, organically grown, & varified to be exactly what the intended, ideal target market needing. Annie is the perfect founder-market fit example, having (1) high awareness of the community she is empowering, (2) business acumen to build the right business model for optimal scale, (3) knows the exact growth marketing hacking strategies and technique to make the platform go viral, and (4) a high EQ surrounding investor relations as she consistently follows up, is coachable and seeks feedback. Finally, the momentum Lips has received post-launch from her community will allow for exponential growth in users, conversions, and long-term brand loyalty; which converts to growing revenue due to the economic empowerment opportunity of an untapped market. The strengths of the founder, Annie Brown, coupled with a Machine Learning & blockchain-enabled empowerment platform for womxn, LGBTQ+, & marginalized communities is a game-changer.

What Friends Say

In the News

Lips is a new social network where sexual expression is welcome
January 25, 2021
There are fewer and fewer places for sex workers, sex educators, and adult content creators to find a home online. Lips, a new social network geared towards free sexual expression, aims to provide that space. Founder Annie Brown and her team want users - sex workers, erotic artists, queer people, activists, and more - to post without fear of censorship or harassment.
The Pro-Nudity Social Network Sex Workers Are Flocking to
January 24, 2021
What if there was a social media platform with an extremely high tolerance for sexual self-expression, and an extremely low tolerance for mean comments, body-shaming, sexism, or harassment?
The algorithms defining sexuality suck. Here's how to make them better.
September 1, 2020
Mashable's series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives - and our futures. Ever since porn was credited as one of the most innovating forces behind early internet technology, we've become obsessed with the idea of tech enhancing our sex lives.
Instagram's Shadow Ban On Vaguely 'Inappropriate' Content Is Plainly Sexist
April 29, 2019
This month, Instagram started quietly demoting posts that are "inappropriate" but don't violate its community guidelines. The platform has yet to explain what that includes exactly, and has only one example: "sexually suggestive" content.
Emerging Technologies Need Diversity: Innovative Women in AI / Blockchain to Follow in 2019
February 3, 2019
Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain have received a reputation for being especially male-dominated. I interviewed some of the most innovative female voices in AI and blockchain to better understand their struggle to ensure that this technology benefits everyone.
What People Say