Andrea Barrica sat down with me to talk about sex, startups, and redefining success. We talked about her journey into and through the technology world, how she created her latest startup O School, and her reflections on redefining success.
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ANDREA BARRICA | CEO, O.School
Andrea Barrica is the CEO and Co-founder of O.school, a judgment-free media platform to learn about sexuality and pleasure. As a queer woman of color, she’s been fighting to bring more humanity to the tech industry, and her mission is to create the world’s most trusted sexual wellness brand to help people increase their sexual health, power, and confidence. Previously, Andrea co-founded the leading financial solution for growing startups, inDinero.com, which now employs 150+ employees globally. She also served as a venture partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund, where she worked with hundreds of startup companies.
Andrea was raised in a religious, conservative Filipino family that only taught abstinence and she only had fear-based sex education in public schools. Seeking support and information, Barrica could not find reliable resources and experienced harassment online. Determined that no one else should have to struggle like she did, Barrica launched O.school in 2017 to change the way people learn about sexuality.
How Andrea found herself in the startup world
Andrea’s coming out experience and how that informed her perspective
Andrea’s time at 500 Startups
Andrea’s best advice on pitching successfully
How and why Andrea started O. School
The orgasm gap
And much, much more!
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