Fertility

PocDoc’s Kiran Roest Talks Hormonal Health, Entrepreneurship and Women in Healthcare Leadership on Femtech TV

Kiran Roest is no stranger to healthcare innovation. Following a first-class BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in Immunology & Virology from Imperial College London, Kiran has added 15+ years of experience driving innovation initiatives at world-leading Life Science and Medtech organisations, including Thomson Reuters and Pfizer, across clinical and scientific research, business development and consulting. She has…

Philipps and Merck Partner to Advance Personalized Fertility Treatment

Digital health and virtual care technologies have proved invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping patients and their care teams in virtual contact, accelerating digital transformation in healthcare. Digital technologies including remote patient monitoring, cloud-based services and AI are playing an ever more important part in achieving better patient outcomes, better patient and staff experiences, and low cost of care – the…

Hormone Tracking Startup Eli Raises a $1.5M Seed Round Led by Vectr Ventures & 2048 Ventures

Eli, a company enabling women to own their fertility and health decisions with a novel hormone tracking technology, today announced its $1.5 million USD seed round led by Vectr Ventures & 2048 Ventures. The round closed in December 2020 with the participation of Real Ventures, Techstars, Panache Ventures, Ramen Ventures, MEDTEQ+, and serial entrepreneur Steven Arless, who also joined the board. The…

Posy Fertility’s Caitlin Nelson: “There are countless period trackers, ovulation trackers, wearables, and thermometers but nothing that was built to help us with our specific needs.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Posy’s founding story as told by Co-founder Caitlin Nelson. Posy‘s mission is to…

UK Fertility Startup Fertifa Raises a £1M Seed Round Led by Passion Capital

Fertifa, named after its mission of providing “Fertility For All”, has secured £1 million in financing from venture capital firm, Passion Capital, and strategic angel investors. The new round of funding will accelerate Fertifa’s growth in the UK and Europe while enhancing the company’s tech-enabled platform – a digital portal for patients to access innovative, telehealth solutions designed to offer holistic, patient-centric…

Employer Handbook: U.S. Fertility Care in 2020 (Carrot)

Fertility care startup Carrot has recently released a new employer handbook and annual report sharing insights into U.S. fertility care, trends, and workplace impact. Topics include: The evolution of the pursuit to parenthood Many factors have led to a cultural shift that impacts how we think about parenthood. We’ll look at how a handful of these trends have contributed to this change.…

Brief: COVID-19 and Reproductive Healthcare – What Businesses Can Do to Protect the Wellbeing of Their Workforce (Rhia Ventures)

Rhia Ventures has recently released a new issue brief about COVID-19’s impact on reproductive healthcare. As companies bring to scale expanded leave policies and remote work arrangements to meet the unprecedented demands presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, they can and must also look to the reproductive healthcare needs of their employees. Lack of access to reproductive healthcare is a hidden driver of…

Fertifa Founder Tony Chen: “The significant number of employees impacted by fertility issues is a major challenge for employers. And yet it remains a taboo subject.”

As we learned in last week’s interview with Leoni Runge from Zaya, many early-stage femtech founders are making lots of progress despite the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s interview partner Tony Chen, the founder and CEO of Fertifa, a UK-based startup in the fertility space is no exception. Fertifa stands for Fertility for All and Tony Chen started the company after experiencing fertility struggles…