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.
Harrison.ai, a startup using AI to predict IVF pregnancies raises $29M; Rock Health announces this year’s Top 50 in Digital Health and includes Modern Fertility and Progyny; Current Health raises $11.5M to scale its remote vital sign monitoring company; HITLAB announces the winners of its Women’s Health Tech Challenge; Former Facebook Health leader Hema Budaraju joins Google, where she will lead projects using Google Maps for social and environmental impact; Ada Ventures launches a $34M fund for overlooked founders and expresses interest in healthtech investment opportunities
A couple of days ago I ended up sitting next to Anna Saucier, the founder of Cycle Power Summit at a coffeeshop by chance. Needless to say: We had a great conversation and she inspired me to dedicate this week’s spotlight to companies, supporting women on their journey to conceive naturally.
Proov is all about empowering women with knowledge regarding their unique reproductive health and the role of progesterone in the reproductive system.
Natural Cycles is a natural method of birth control that is delivered in the form of an app. It uses a smart algorithm that is sensitive to subtle patterns in a woman’s cycle to determine daily fertility, based on basal body temperature and period data.
Tempdrop is a smart thermometer that accurately derives body temperature from skin measurements for the purposes of pregnancy, contraception, or health tracking.
In The Know
Should Femtech Be a Thing? Researcher Amanda Menking Weighs in. (Femtech Insider)
From Finance to Fashtech: Talking Entrepreneurship, Accelerators and Bras with Charlotte Chiang from Missfits (Femtech Insider)
Meet Jill Angelo, CEO of Gennev: Changing Conversations About Menopause (TODAY Show)
Are Manufacturers of “Fertility” Supplements Selling False Hope? (Center for Science in the Public Interest)
Why Austerity is Devastating for Maternal Mental Health (The Femedic)
What Do We Do About Women with a Penis? (Medium)
Building Pharma Digital Therapeutics Alliances (Rock Health)
How (and Why) D2C Brands Are Moving into Physical Retail (Medium)
The Majority of U.S. Medical Students Are Women, New Data Shows (AAMC)
Progyny is looking for a Marketing Associate.
omgyes is hiring a Research Scientist.
Niramai is looking to hire a Chief Clinical Officer.
Progenity is hiring a Quality Associate.
Oby is looking for an Android Developer.
Ritual wants to hire a Senior Copywriter.
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