Amy Galliher-Beckley

Amy Galliher-Beckley

I'm the lead scientist and co-founder of MFB Fertility. This company is formed because women deserve better ways to track their fertility
Marketing • General Business
Boulder, US
Skills
  • Marketing
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • MBA
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceuticals
Experience
MFB Fertility LLC

Owner @MFB Fertility LLC • Employee

Jan '16 - Present (3 years 11 months)

MFB Fertility Inc

CEO @MFB Fertility Inc • Co-Founder

Diagnostic devices for tracking female reproductive hormones at home

Jonah Ventures

Lead Scientist @Jonah Ventures • Employee

Mar '15 - Oct '18 (3 years 7 months)

Amazing things Amy's made
MFB was founded after I was personally affected by infertility and recurrent miscarriage. I got tired of seeing my family and friends suffer through the heartache of infertility. Since I was a hormone biologist, I knew how to create better hormone tracking devices. We did proof-of-concept work, then launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to develop our first product. We are able to fund the project and bring the product from concept to FDA-registered device in only 9 months. Our first product, the Proov test, is a rapid response 5-minute test that allows women to monitor progesterone metabolites in urine at home. The results can be used for fertility tracking, ovulation confirmation, and detection of low progesterone (which can cause infertility and early pregnancy loss). We are highly motivated and committed to providing better home solutions for women trying to get or stay pregnant or just want to know more about their reproductive health.
Education
Kansas State University

Kansas State University

MBA Jan 2012 - Feb 2015

University of Colorado, Denver

University of Colorado, Denver

PhD in Pharmacology Aug 2003 - May 2007

Recommendations

Aimee Eyvazzadeh recommended MFB Fertility Inc where Amy is Co-Founder

I'm Dr. Aimee, aka the Egg Whisperer. I am a Reproductive Endocrinologist in SF. I find that home ovulation tracking kits (OPKs) can be very frustrating, confusing, and often inaccurate. In fact, ovulation predictor kits generate three fold increase in office visits by patients who are frustrated by the info they're getting from their OPKs. When I learned about Proov Test and what Amy Beckley was doing to help educated women on progesterone, I immediately reached out to them. Having a way to confirm a patient is actually ovulating in an easy home urine-based test kit is a total game changer for women everywhere. I usually refer at least two patients per week to Proov's website to purchase the product. When I heard Amy was applying to this Target program, I got so excited. Having Proov on the shelves of Target would be so wonderful for all my patients that need the information it provides and can't wait 2-3 days for delivery. I absolutely recommend Amy and her Proov Test for fertility

Jennifer Dauer recommended MFB Fertility Inc where Amy is Co-Founder

I have been a close mentor to Amy and the Proov team (Amy and Jeff and Ellen Schell) for nearly a year. I met them as part of the Hillman Accelerator program and from the first session where we were learning about each company, I knew I wanted to be matched with Proov. I think Amy and Proov would be outstanding for the program - she is a passionate founder, driven by the mission of the company and committed to doing all she can to make a difference in the lives of women as they move on their fertility challenge. She is strong, confident and very capable and, at the same time, equally aware that there are things she does not know and welcomes input and support from other diverse perspectives. She is also a wonderful member of a team - whether it be her direct Proov team or as part of the Hillman Accelerator cohort or the start up community in Denver. I highly endorse her and hope you'll welcome her into the program.

Maurice Coffey Advisor at Behave Bras recommended MFB Fertility Inc where Amy is Co-Founder

I've worked and mentored Amy as part of my role at Hillman Accelerator's Board Chair and Executive Procter & Gamble Mentor for almost a year now. I recommend her without qualification for your startup program. All of my interactions with Amy have been energizing and productive, as she continues to exceed all of my expectations with her progress in establishing her company and pursuing her vision to significantly impact and educate women on alternative options for managing their fertility health. She's professional, compassionate, diligent, steadfast, and one of the more promising entrepreneurs I've had the opportunity to work with. I highly recommend her as a welcome addition to the program.