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.
Carrot Fertility closes a $24M Series B to accelerate growth; Cervical cancer screening company MobileODT announces a $4M raise; CBInsights publishes their second annual Digital Health 150, a list of the 150 most promising digital health startups; Maven launches Maven Planning, a new reproductive health service; IFundWomen and P&G Ventures announce the Consumable Product Initiative & Grant; Amazon launches an online pharmacy in India; The German ministry of health is hosting an international summit on new digital health opportunities in Germany; Y-Combinator is hosting Open Office Hours with YC Partners; A new fund, How Women Invest, announces its first $5M fund with 97 LPs; The MOMA Design Store launches ‘Design Innovations for Women’, a pop-up shop dedicated to everyday objects designed for women; Femtech Insider launches new ‘Featured Femtech Funder’ format
In light of Carrot Fertility’s big news this week let’s talk women’s health & family benefits today!
Hela Health is the one stop shop for employee health and wellness that allows your team and their family choose their own tools to manage their care from hundreds of teleconsultation platforms, apps, wearables, products, and services.
Carrot offers a fertility benefit for modern companies, focused on making fertility care easier, accessible, and more affordable. The company partners with modern companies to provide fertility coverage for the millions of employees.
Cleo is the support system for working families. With its integrated family benefits platform, Cleo combines proactive, expert guidance with an intuitive engagement hub to help connect families with the support they need to be their best at home and at work.
Stork Club provides high-performance flexible parental and fertility benefits to help employers attract and retain talent while reducing their overall birth-related healthcare spend and improving clinical outcomes
Progyny is a leading fertility benefits management company that combines clinical and emotional guidance and support, science, technology, and data to provide comprehensive, inclusive, and effective value-based fertility solutions for self-insured employers
Fertifa is a UK-based fertility benefits company and helps employers support their employees through affordable, one-stop, bespoke fertility care enabling for a more positive outcome.
Peppy provides information and support to help families navigate some of life’s big transitions. Peppy has been packaged into a high-impact employee benefit that employers use to attract, engage and retain the best talent.
Featured Funder of the Week
This week’s “Funder of the Week” is Halle Tecco, Women’s Health Angel Investor & Co-founder of Natalist.
“We invest in femtech because women deserve greater access to better care. I’m currently looking for companies in the consumer space focused on health, public health and women’s health.”
In the Know
Infertility Is Not a Women’s Issue (FastCompany)
Transforming Primary Health Care for Women – Part 2: The Path Forward (The Commonwealth Fund)
In a Men’s World, Female Healthcare Is a Missed Opportunity. Period. (Medium / Talis Capital)
The Economic and Moral Case for Period Leave (Forbes)
Tia Founder-Story: Carolyn Witte & Felicity Yost (Medium / Threshold Ventures)
The Coronavirus Crisis Will Impact Women’s Reproductive Health for Years (Forbes)
The Relationship Between Sexual Health and Middle Eastern Women Is Changing (Daye Blog)
The Dual PhD Problem of Today’s Startups (Techcrunch)
Kamala Harris is Fighting to Protect Black Mothers from Medical Bias (Oprah Magazine)
“I think in ten years femtech will be huge”, Joanna Bichsel on Building Africa’s First Femtech E-Commerce Company (TechCabal)
“We’re living like it’s not happening”: Michelle Obama Opens Up about Menopause (Guardian)
Everlywell is looking for a Manager of Enterprise Support
Alva is hiring a Growth Marketer.
Premom is hiring a Business Development Manager.
Minerva Surgical is looking for a Director Sales Operations.
Prelude Fertility is hiring a Medical Assistant.