NextGen Jane Company
NextGen Jane is a data-driven women’s healthcare company known for inventing a smart tampon system that offers insight into a woman's reproductive health system. In 2013 co-founder Ridhi Tariyal was part of the first class of the Blavatnik Fellowship at Harvard University. Coming out of the fellowship Tariyal and co-founder Stephen Gire developed intellectual property for a Smart Tampon System to gather genomic information about a woman’s health.NextGen Jane was founded in 2014 with this IP as its core patent technology and its headquarters are located in Oakland, California, United States. Initially, the company had nothing to do with a tampon. It was about fertility and empowering women to manage their own reproductive health by themselves. Later on, the tampon aspect was added to help women manage their reproductive healthcare much better.