Menstrual Health

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…

DotLab Begins Enrollment in a Multi-Center Cohort Study for Its Non-Invasive Test for Endometriosis

DotLab, a healthcare technology company at the forefront of research and development to combat women’s health conditions, today announced the initiation of EMPOWER, a multi-center cohort study for endometriosis. The EMPOWER Study is designed to support future development activities for DotLab’s non-invasive test to aid in the diagnosis of active endometriosis. Last year, DotLab announced the publication of data in the American Journal…

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…

Unfabled: An Interview with Founder & CEO Hannah Samano about Sustainable Cycle Care and Taking An E-Commerce Startup from Zero to One in Less Than Two Months

Menstrual care is self-care is the central idea behind Unfabled, a new wellness store all about menstrual health, that launched a few days ago and is looking to serve menstruators in the U.K. The new e-commerce project is the brainchild Hannah Samano, who has previously held roles at African women’s health & hygiene e-commerce company Kasha and as Global E-commerce Innovation Manager…

Nike and ABOUT YOU Launch a Co-Branded Campaign Addressing the Power of the Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle is still a taboo topic in public discourse. Nike and ABOUT YOU have taken this as an opportunity to address the relevant topic of the menstrual cycle in their jointly developed campaign for the launch of the new Nike SuperRep training shoe in Germany. Goal of the campaign is to motivate women to find out about their menstrual cycle…

A New Report Makes the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health

Last month, Population Services International (PSI), PSI-Europe, The Case for Her, WASH United, and Simavi, in collaboration with the Global Menstrual Collective, launched a groundbreaking report, Making the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health & Hygiene. Despite the far ranging impacts good menstrual health & hygiene (MHH) can have for women, girls, and all people who menstruate, roughly 500 million menstruators face limitations when it comes to managing their…

DigiD8 Co-Founder Barghavi Govindarajan: “I would advise fellow entrepreneurs to inculcate a bias for action and move as quickly as possible when navigating ambiguity.”

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 DigiD8’s founding story as told by co-founder Barghavi Govindarajan. DigiD8‘s mission…

HealthLynked Expands Women’s Healthcare Services with the Addition of New Providers, Updates to its Oohvie App and Announces Plans to Launch Telemedicine Services

HealthLynked, a global healthcare network focused on care management of its members and a provider of healthcare technologies that connects doctors, patients and medical data, today announced that it has expanded its women’s health services with the addition of two new healthcare providers, new updates to its women’s healthcare app Oohvie, and the planned launch of its own telemedicine service in March,…