Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page.
East-African e-Commerce startup Kasha closes a $1M round; Mental Health Femtech startup Clementine raises £1M; Founders Factory New York announced first investments within its Healthcare Program with Strategic Partner Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Presenter applications for McKinsey’s Annual Early Stage Investor Conferece close today; ELANZA Wellness launches a virtual eggfreezing workshop; Rosy evolves to serve all areas of sexual dysfunction; Japanese Fermata launches their femtech online store in Singapore; Yale’s David Swensen lets money managers know they will be measured on their progress in increasing diversity; HIMSS announces global tech challenge to improve maternal health outcomes worldwise; Nominations are open for this year’s Top 50 in Digital Health; Femtech Insider turned 1! #happybirthday
We couldn’t be more excited about Kasha’s recent funding new and want to take this opportunity to introduce you to a few other African femtech startups.
Grace Health has developed a chatbot, that helps girls and women track their periods and fertility.
CHIL AI Lab offers a chatbot & telehealth service that allows women to get information about breast and cervical cancer
Nabta Health regional focus in on the Middle East & North Africa. The startup has developed a personal health assistant that covers a range of topics from pregnancy to mental health
Whispa provides girls and women anonymous sex-ed, which still is a largely taboo topic in Nigeria.
Women’s Health & E-commerce platform Kasha is currently active in Rwanda & Kenya.
In the Know
Femtech Events Overview: November 2020 (Femtech Insider)
Featured Femtech Funders: Linda Greub & Corinne Nevinny, Aveestria Ventures Co-founders (Femtech Insider)
Hi. (Chrissy Teigen / Medium)
Where Will You Stand in Healthcare’s New World Order? (Rock Health)
Protecting Your Birth: A Guide for Black Mothers (NY Times)
Menopause is a $600M Opportunity, Report Finds (Fortune)
‘Go For It’: America’s Richest Self-Made Women on Founding Businesses after 40 (Forbes)
How to Make Board Meetings Worth Everyone’s Time (Speedinvest / Medium)
Female Founders Fund’s Anu Duggal on Sourcing Deals During Covid and Investing in Founders She Never Met IRL (Forbes)
Meet Dr. Lily Peng, the 37-year-old Doctor Behind Google Health’s Diabetes Screening Tool (Business Insider)
I Know What Illegal Abortion Looks Like. Does Amy Coney Barrett? (The Hill)
Future Family is hiring a Product Manager.
Nest Collaborative is hiring a Sr. Director of Digital Marketing.
Cleo is hiring a VP, People & Culture.
Everlywell is looking for a Head of Medical Affairs.
Hers is hiring a Director, Analytics.