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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…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (April 8, 2021)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Merck’s women’s health spinoff Organon Announces the acquisition of maternal health company Alydia Health. Gabbi raises a $500K pre-seed round to decrease delayed diagnosis of preventable diseases starting with…

Israeli FemTech Company MobileODT Is Supporting a Large Scale Government Cervical Cancer Screening Project in the Dominican Republic

Israeli femtech company MobileODT, who are innovating in cervical cancer screening, have announced that their Visual Check AI technology is supporting a large-scale government cervical cancer screening project in the Dominican Republic. This proof of concept project was initiated as part of the company’s strategic direction in providing cervical cancer screening at scale, utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities. The…

Natera and Tesis Labs Announce Strategic Collaboration on Prenatal Genetic Testing

Natera, a global leader in non-invasive genetic testing and analysis of cfDNA, and Tesis Labs, a US multi-region lab services provider with labs in Colorado, Texas and Arizona, announced a strategic partnership in the field of prenatal genetic testing. The collaboration will allow Tesis to broaden its portfolio of genetic testing offerings and participate in the fast growing screening market for over 4 million pregnancies in the…

Virtue Labs Introduces Flourish to Help Women Combat Female Hair Loss

Virtue Labs, makers of biotech hair care brand Virtue, have recently announces the launch of their new Flourish product line specifically to target female hair loss and provide thicker, fuller, and healthier hair for all. While traditionally considered a male problem, half of all women will suffer from hair loss in their lifetime, and 40% by the time they are 40 according…

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…

Women’s Health Startup Maven Launches MavenRx, a Fertility Drug Delivery Service to Further Strengthen Its Fertility Program

Women’s and Family Health Startup Maven has announced the expansion of its award-winning fertility program with the launch of MavenRx. Through partnerships with two specialty pharmacies, Maven members can now receive industry-leading price discounts on their medications, complimentary same-day or next-day shipping nationwide, and on-demand, pharmacist-led unboxing and injection support. MavenRx adds a critical layer of support for all U.S.-based employees covered…