Investment

Hybrid Care Women’s Health Platform Origin Announces Seed Funding and Nationwide Expansion in the U.S.

Origin, a women’s health platform providing physical therapy and expert guidance for issues specific to the female body, today announces aggressive growth plans following a seed funding round led by Brand Foundry Ventures and The Blue Venture Fund. The new investment will be used to accelerate Origin’s mission of ensuring women and mothers nationwide in the U.S. have access to specialized, expert…

Femtech Startup Yoppie raises a £1.2M Seed Round to Personalize Period Care

UK-based Yoppie, a DTC femtech company focused on subscription-based, organic period care and PMS products has recently announced a £1.2M seed round bringing total funding to £3.4M. The company has now been backed by Vostock New Ventures and Colle Capital. Since its start in 2016 the company has evolved from e-commerce to leveraging tech for logistics, personalization and customer education. The new…

Merck’s Women’s Health Spinoff Organon Announces the Acquisition of Maternal Health Company Alydia Health

Merck and Alydia Health have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which, after the intended Merck spinoff of Organon, Organon will acquire Alydia Health. Alydia Health is a commercial-stage medical device company focused on preventing maternal morbidity and mortality caused by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) or abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding. PPH is one of the most common complications…

Cleo Raises a $40M Series C to Fuel Growth & Launch New Products for Working Families and Their Employers

Cleo, a leading family benefits platform supporting working families in the planning stage through the teenage years, today announced a $40 million Series C investment led by Transformation Capital, with participation from Glynn Capital, PruVen Capital and Gaingels and existing investors Greylock, NEA and Felicis. In conjunction with this round, Transformation Capital Managing Partner, Mike Dixon will join Cleo’s Board. This round…

Béa Fertility Raises £800K to Bring At-Home Fertility Treatments to the UK

Healthcare startup Béa Fertility has announced a £800K raise to bring a pioneering at-home fertility treatment to the UK. The round was led by Calm/Storm VC and joined by Q Ventures, and includes an innovation grant from the recent InnovateUK SMART competition.  Founded by embryologist David O’Rourke and femtech specialist Tess Cosad, Béa Fertility is focused on democratising access to affordable, effective…

Sexual Wellness: Awkward Essentials Raises a $2.3M Seed Round to Further Commercialization of Dripstick

Awkward Essentials, a personal hygiene company with the first after-sex clean up product of its kind, the dripstick, announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round by capital partner Unorthodox Ventures today. As a single-product company, Awkward Essentials will use the investment for innovation, scaling up production, and overall go-to market strategy. “I founded Awkward Essentials to solve a personal need, and it sparked social…

Canadian Startup joni Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Democratize Access to Sustainable and Innovative Period Care

Canadian femtech startup joni has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on FrontFundr to attract qualified investors who want to join the company on their mission to make sustainable and innovative period care accessible. This move comes after successfully proving market-fit with their biodegradable, organic bamboo pad last year, coupled with a one-for-one giveback business model. Traditionally, early investment rounds are only accessible…

Atlantic Therapeutics Attracts Two New Investors to Accelerate the Commercialization of INNOVO, Its Innovative Urinary Incontinence Treatment Technology

Atlantic Therapeutics, the Ireland-based company pioneering a non-invasive, wearable treatment for urinary incontinence, today announced it has raised significant new investment from the Dutch Borski Fund and the Western Development Commission in Ireland. The Borski Fund addresses the venture capital gender gap through investments in female-led and femtech companies, and their support for Atlantic Therapeutics is a strong endorsement of the progress…