Soumyadip is a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of sex-tech company MysteryVibe . His mission is to apply Intelligence of Things to the world of Pleasure and create and immersive experience to transform bedrooms into sensual sanctuaries.
The mission is gaining pace. MysteryVibe won the consumer product design category at the Design Week awards, beating the Apple Watch. Last year, it closed a funding round worth $1.5 million (£1.1 million) bringing the total raised by the company to over $4 million in three years and valuing it at $13 million. The sex-tech market, which is estimated to be worth $15 billion, has so far had very little outside investment. Rakshit says: “There’s huge potential, and that’s helped investors get over their initial reservations about the sector.”
He still loves the moment at tech conferences when he starts talking about sex and pleasure and people's expressions turn from smiles and giggles to curiosity and seriousness.