Looks like sex tech startup Lora DiCarlo is done for
Lora DiCarlo, a sex tech startup that made headlines in 2019 after being blacklisted from the Consumer Electronics Show, seems to have shut down. The company’s website is offline and reportedly
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A sex tech startup’s triumphant return to CES
When the Lora DiCarlo wagon finally arrives, the rolling glass box’s back door opens and another journalist pops out to get on his way. The sex tech company has a week packed full with 20-minute rol
Lora DiCarlo founder says CES award snub did company ‘a pretty big favor’
CES parent the Consumer Technology Association created a public relations disaster in January when it unceremoniously revoked an award from sex tech startup, Lora DiCarlo and its product Osé. “Vela
Tech startups want to destigmatize sex
Sex, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t wa
Sex tech companies and advocates protest unfair ad standards outside Facebook’s NY HQ
A group of sex tech startup founders, employees and supporters gathered outside of Facebook’s NY office in Manhattan to protest its advertising policies with respect to what it classifies as sex
Sextech company scorned by CES scores $2M and an apology
Months after revoking its award, the CTA has decided to re-award Lora DiCarlo the same day it planned to announce a $2 million funding.
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CES and its sex tech fail
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CES revokes award from female-founded sex tech company
Sex tech has been done at the Consumer Electronics Show. This year, however, seems to be different, with the organization behind CES, the Consumer Technology Association, revoking an innovation award