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TMRW Launches World’s First Automated Platform to Safeguard Millions of Frozen Eggs and Embryos Used in IVF

Earlier this week TMRW Life Sciences (TMRW) announced that it has launched the world’s first automated cryo specimen management solution for embryos and eggs used in in vitro fertilization (IVF). TMRW’s proprietary platform has been installed in multiple premier fertility clinics in the U.S., launching the modern era of integrated, software-enabled management of the millions of eggs and embryos central to modern IVF.  The TMRW…

Preemadonna Raises $5.6M for Its “Nailbot” At-home Beauty Device Aimed at Gen Z

Preemadonna, the makers of “Nailbot”, today announced a $5.6M overall seed round of funding. The round was led by Halogen Ventures with participation from Version One Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund. Preemadonna’s flagship product is Nailbot, a beauty device for Gen Z makers and artists and hits upon the trends of personalization, creative expression, and the COVID-accelerated movement towards “at home…

Afterglow Founder Lilly Sparks: “We’re releasing the shame and stigma around sex and porn by making porn that’s good for you.”

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 Afterglow’s founding story as told by Founder Lilly Sparks. Afterglow is merging porn…

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…

Vagiplug’s Teneha Brown: “My biggest challenge personally was pushing past the rejection, especially rejection within my immediate circle of family and friends.”

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 VagiPlug’s founding story as told by Founder Teneha Brown. Vagiplug‘s mission…

Women’s Health Startup Tia Launches Virtual Care at Their Second Location in Los Angeles

Tia recently announced the opening of its second location in Los Angeles. While in-person care will officially start in March 2021, virtual care is available as of now. Tia is known for championing the concept of “Whole Person Health” and aims to recreate a healthcare system that was designed for specialties, body parts, and treating sickness. The company announced the close of…

Launched: Mae, a Maternal Health Tech Platform for Black Expectant Mothers

Last week Mae, a maternal health tech startup focused on providing critical resources to Black expectant mothers in the U.S. announced their soft-launch. ´The platform features a free birth planning tool that anyone can access, and free 15 minute consults with doulas for interested expectant mothers. The platform’s founder Maya Hardigan explains: “Mae is a digital health platform that elevates the standard of care for Black…

Female Founders’ Nina Wöss on Fundraising Challenges Faced by Underrepresented Founders and Running an Accelerator Program During COVID-19

Austria-based Female Founders may have only been around for a couple of years, but the impact the young organization has had moving the needle towards more diversity in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem cannot be denied. Thousands are part of the wider Female Founders community, 3 batches of female-founded startups have participated in Grow F, the organization’s signature accelerator program, and Lead F,…