Tulip Fertility, the world’s largest egg donor matching platform, secures $1.7M seed funding to help intended parents find their ideal donor
Infertility affects 14 million women and men in the U.S., who collectively spend $17 billion annually on fertility services. But, the third-party fertility market has historically proven to be fragmented, opaque, confusing, and expensive.
Enter Tulip Fertility, the world’s largest egg donor matching platform that helps intended parents navigate the once challenging process of finding an egg donor by offering them vast egg donor choices–both fresh and frozen, expert knowledge, and coaching support.
Today, Tulip announced it has closed a $1.7 Million seed fundraising round to provide an accessible way for intended parents to build their dream families. Launched in November of 2020, Tulip has quickly amassed donors from 90% of the fertility agencies in the U.S – with nearly 20,000 egg donors within its database and gain access to a wealth of educational, medical, legal, and genetic resources.
“The response to Tulip in only a short period of time has been overwhelmingly positive and extremely gratifying,” said Co-founder and CEO Terrell Anderson. “With the closing of this investment round, we will continue to build upon our success, and do what we do best: helping intended parents make their dreams come true.”
Tulip was founded by the team that built Donor Concierge, a hands-on expert fertility concierge that helps find the right egg donors and surrogates to match with client families, enabling intended parents to create the family they’ve always dreamed of.
“When entering into third-party fertility, the only thing that most fertility patients know is that they need a donor or a surrogate, said Co-founder & Chair Gail Sexton Anderson, a 25-year fertility industry expert. “In reality, what they need most is a team of professionals that may include a reproductive endocrinologist, a mental health professional, and financial and legal professionals. Tulip makes it easy for intended parents to find their ideal donor, and along the way provides much-needed information and resources to help them on their hopeful journey.”
The Tulip platform is HIPAA compliant and uses blockchain technology to protect personal data. Tulip also enables intended parents who prefer personalized and comprehensive fertility support to seamlessly transition to Donor Concierge, where an experienced team of case managers is available. In fact, many of the Donor Concierge case managers have themselves been egg donors and/or gestational carriers, as well as parents of children conceived via egg donation and surrogacy.