Ecosystem

The Della HQ’s Karen Heng: “I’ve always started businesses and brought ideas to life. If you can think it, I’ve probably tried to start it!”

Karen Heng, who we got to speak to earlier this week, is a bit of a serial entrepreneur. “I’ve always started businesses and brought ideas to life. I can tell you about starting an offline magazine, a vegan restaurant in Singapore, a denim fashion brand, a wellness lifestyle product, a mobile payments app in Brazil. If you can think it, I’ve probably…

Spotlight FemTech Lab: An Interview with the Founders of London’s New Femtech Accelerator Program

You heard it here first! With FemTech Lab London gets a new femtech accelerator, that is looking to help femtech entrepreneurs get their companies investment ready. But who’s involved? What can startups expect? And how does a virtual accelerator operate in times of COVID-19? We asked the two founders Katia Lang and Karina Vazirova to tell us more! Applications for the first…

Peppy’s Mridula Pore: “All of us will have episodes in our lives, where our health is vulnerable. We may not consider ourselves ill enough to go to a medical doctor but we do need support.”

Can femtech help the NHS? In our brand new Femtech TV series no other than DigitalHealth.London’s Jenny Thomas sits down with experts from across the NHS and UK digital health ecosystem to explore just that! Tune in and and if you like check out the other episodes in this series on Femtech TV! In this episode, Jenny Thomas speaks with Mridula Pore, Peppy‘s Co-founder…

A Closer Look at STATION F’s New Femtech Accelerator Program with Marine Wetzel

We broke the news in last week’s newsletter: Paris-based STATION F is organizing a (virtual) femtech accelerator program, that will kick-off in January 2021. But who’s behind the program and what can startups expect? We caught up with STATION F’s Marine Wetzel, who filled us in on all the details! Marine, can you tell us more about STATION F? How long has…

Meet the 16 Femtech Startups Pitching at McKinsey’s Early Stage Investor Conference Today!

Every year McKinsey is hosting the its Annual Early Stage Investor Conference (ESIC). The 4th edition of ESIC 2020 takes place this week and McKinsey is expecting 300+ investors. As always the event is focused on early stage (seed – series A) ventures. This year, however, for the first time, there’s a track dedicated entirely to femtech and 16 startups from the field of women’s…

Brewdog and Bloody Good Period Team up to Fight for Menstrual Equity

A new collab’s got us talking this weekend and it’s a bloody (pun intended!) delicious one as well! Bloody Good Period and BrewDog have teamed up to raise awareness for menstrual inequity by creating a Bloody Good Beer. All profits from sales of this exclusive New England IPO go directly to Bloody Good Period. Brewdog was founded back in 2007 by James…

Femtech Startup Bia and Imperial College Collaborate on Survey to Understand Health Behaviors around Menopause Care

One of the most heated debates in women’s health is the gender gap, and for a good reason! Gender inequality is prevalent across the healthcare sector and medical research, resulting in an unacceptable lack of knowledge and the unequal treatment of women’s health issues compared to men. In particular, menopause research is severely affected, with significant gaps where there just isn’t information…

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Board Diversity for Listed Companies

Nasdaq has filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt new listing rules related to board diversity and disclosure. If approved by the SEC, the new listing rules would require all companies listed on Nasdaq’s U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics regarding their board of directors. Additionally, the rules would require most Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or explain why they…