Investment

Menstrual Mates Wins Elevate Ventures’ Nexus Pitch Competition and Receives $40K in Pre-seed Funding

Elevate Ventures has announced the five winners of its second annual Elevate Pitch Competition and among them is femtech startup Menstrual Mates. The company has been awarded $40K in pre-seed funding. Menstrual Mates is an inclusive period care e-commerce company: “Historically, people have dismissed women and menstruators’ needs. However, we’ve listened, we’ve researched, and now we’re doing something about it. We created…

Alpha Medical Raises $24M to Reinvent Women’s Primary Care

Women’s telehealth company Alpha Medical has raised a $24 million Series B to reinvent women’s virtual primary care. Alpha provides the highest quality medical care in a convenient and affordable online process that allows patients to have the same care team each visit. Investors in this round include SpringRock Ventures, Margo Georgiadis, Outcomes Collective Growth Capital, FMZ Ventures, Samsung Next, Chamaeleon, AV8 Ventures, and GSR Ventures.…

Seven Starling Launches with $2.9M in Funding to Support Parents During Pregnancy and Beyond

Seven Starling, a platform supporting parents from pregnancy through parenthood, is launching today and announcing a $2.9M raise. The seed round was led by Pear VC, Expa and Magnify Ventures. On Seven Starling parents-to-be and new parents connect in peer groups with no more than 10 others led by experienced doulas. The program, that follows Seven Starling’s proprietary evidence-based curriculum, is cohort-based,…

Toronto-based DTC Fertility Startup Bird & Be Launches with $1.8M in Funding

Toronto-based DTC Fertility startup Bird & Be has announced a $1.8M financing round led by BAM Ventures, an early-stage consumer fund founded by Brian Lee, co-founder and former CEO of LegalZoom and the Honest Company. Other investors participating in the round are Elliot Cohen, Co-founder of PillPack, Slow Ventures, JJ Wilson , Judy Brooks, HaloHealth, Backbone Angels, and Fitt Ventures. Bird & Be offers direct-to-consumer, personalized at-home kits designed…

Tia Raises a $100M Series B to Scale Its “Whole-Woman, Whole-Life” Hybrid Care Model

Women’s health company Tia has reportedly raised a $100M Series B bringing the company’s total funding to $132M. The round was led by Lone Pine Capital with participation from other investors including Threshold, Define Ventures, Torch Capital, ACME, Compound, Combine, The Helm, Human Ventures, Seae Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. The round marks one of the largest Series B investments ever for a…

Best Shot and The Fertility Tribe Merge, Launch Rescripted and Announce $1.65M in Funding for the New Holistic Fertility Care Platform

Best Shot, a fertility medication management and small group therapy platform, and The Fertility Tribe, an online fertility community in the U.S., have announced the launch of Rescripted, a merger between the two brands. The new direct-to-consumer business applies the technology-enabled care platform developed by Best Shot to The Fertility Tribe’s existing community and digital publishing platform, delivering seamless tools and resources…

Babyscripts Raises $12M in Series B Funding to Roll Out Its Virtual Maternity Care Solution

Babyscripts, the virtual care platform for managing obstetrics has raised $12 million in the first close of its Series B funding. The investment is led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, a strategic healthcare investment company, and will focus on the roll out of Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care solution to providers across the US, as well as the development of care models specifically targeted…

Period Tracking App Flo Raises a $50M Series B to Invest in Product Development and Accelerate Growth

The company behind Flo, the app for period and cycle tracking, today announced it closed $50M in a Series B financing, bringing the total capital raised to $65M and company valuation to $800M. VNV Global and Target Global led the round. Flo will use the latest funding to enhance personalization and provide users with advanced cycle insights and symptom patterns to help…