Today we’d like to introduce you to Frances Tang.
Frances, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Come&gone was born out of a personal problem. A really, really personal problem. I was so tired of tactically rolling off the bed, sprinting to the bathroom, hovering over the toilet, and using gobs of toilet paper in an attempt to clean myself up after sex. Every single time I was stuck in the bathroom wiping up what felt like an endless amount of gooey aftermath, I would wonder to myself, why hasn’t anyone come up with a solution for this?! I can’t be the only one to dread the post-sex clean up ritual?! Whyyy?!
After hundreds of google searches and mounting frustration, I decided to create the solution myself. The more I spoke with other women about my problem, the product, and how ridiculous I thought it was that there was no hack for this, I realized I wasn’t alone. Many women just felt too awkward and embarrassed to talk about it! But, it just so happens that I have no problem being “that one friend”…
Several iterations and 1 startup accelerator later, come&gone officially came to life. The mission became clear – open up the conversation, normalize those awkward topics, and provide solutions for them. I am so excited to present come&gone, and am even more eager to continue creating more products and opening up the conversation!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not, and still continues to be an uphill battle! Figuring out how to do market research on the idea and validate the need were two very big obstacles. I had to take a leap of faith and have the physical product in hand because it was very hard to communicate the solution – people’s imagination took them everywhere from thinking it was a wipe to wondering if it was a suction machine. Another big hurdle was figuring out how to talk about the product. I realized that if I started the conversation first and talked about my own personal problem, people felt much more comfortable.
Please tell us about Come&Gone.
Come&gone is the first after-sex clean up product of its kind. It is made out of a soft, sterile, medical grade sponge and will clean up all the excess fluids so you can move on with your day (or night). No more perpetually gooey feeling, dripping, or ruined sheets! Hooray!
We are very proud of being a part of the group of companies who are normalizing taboo topics. Our brand voice is very straightforward, humorous, and distinct, which is unusual for companies in the feminine hygiene space. There is no TMI here!
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
- 10 pack – $10
- 20 pack – $18
- 40 pack – $32
- 69 pack – $52
- Stocking stuffer 6 pack – $16
- Stocking stuffer 12 pack – $27
- Stocking stuffer 24 pack – $50
- Website: https://getcomeandgone.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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