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Office Hours: Lightmatter’s Stephanie Adams Helps Healthtech Companies Build, Launch, and Scale Their Products. Ask Her Anything!

Product is the top priority for pretty much every startup company, no matter what stage they are at. “Build a product users actually want” is common advice. Implementing it, however, can prove to be challenging (as many of you probably know.) Early stage companies sometimes lose direction, and some never ship. At a later stage, product roadmaps tend to get complex, and…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Feb 29, 2024)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights FamilyWell Health secures $4.3M seed funding to advance maternal mental health care. Sorella raises €5M to establish its hybrid women’s health care model in France. Ema App raises nearly $2M in…

FamilyWell Health Secures $4.3M Seed Funding to Advance Maternal Mental Health Care

FamilyWell Health, a tech-enabled behavioral health company, has successfully raised $4.3 million in seed funding to address the maternal mental health crisis. This round of funding, led by .406 Ventures, marks the company’s first institutional capital. GreyMatter Capital and Mother Ventures also participated, supporting FamilyWell’s mission to expand throughout New England and prepare for national growth i the U.S. FamilyWell Health integrates…

SteelSky Ventures’ Maria Toler: “This infusion of capital into an industry that has remained underfunded will supercharge growth of important innovations in women’s healthcare.”

Most of you will likely be aware of the significant commitment made by the Biden administration toward women’s health research, with First Lady Jill Biden recently announcing a pivotal investment of $100 million during an ARPA-H forum in Cambridge. However, what you may not have known is the active involvement of women’s health-focused VC fund SteelSky Ventures in this groundbreaking initiative. In…

Ema App Raises Nearly $2M in Funding for Its Conversational AI for Women’s Health

Ema, an AI platform dedicated to transforming women’s health and wellness, has successfully concluded its latest bridge round of funding, securing nearly $2 million. The round saw participation from Kubera Ventures and Victorum Capital, as well as previous investors Hearst Labs, Wormhole Capital, Acumen America, and Techstars. Founded on the principle that women’s health deserves personalized, empathetic, and evidence-based support, Ema leverages…

Sorella Raises €5M to Establish Its Hybrid Women’s Health Care Model in France

Sorella, a French startup focused on improving women’s health, has secured €5M in seed funding just one year after opening its first health clinic. The investment round was led by blisce/, with Vorwerk Ventures also participating. blisce/, known for its impact investment approach that combines financial goals with social and environmental responsibility, and Vorwerk Ventures, a Berlin-based venture capital firm with a…

FAMS Raises $400K in Pre-Seed Funding to Support Parenting with AI-Assisted App

FAMS, an app designed as a supportive copilot for parents, has successfully raised $400K in its pre-seed funding round. The round was led by SMOK Ventures, a venture capital fund known for investing in Central and Eastern European founders, along with contributions from angel investors such as Andrey Avsievich, Dmitry Smirnov, and Ilya Lesun. The app, crafted by Belarusian expats and mothers…

New Study Confirms Flyte Device’s Efficacy in Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment

Pelvital, a medtech company specializing in women’s health, has announced the publication of a pivotal study in the peer-reviewed journal Therapeutic Advances in Urology. The study, titled “Randomized trial of mechanotherapy for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women,” validates the efficacy of their FDA-cleared Flyte device. The research indicates significant improvements for women suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and…

Carewell Raises $24.7M to Support Family Caregivers with Expanded E-commerce Platform

Female-led Carewell, an e-commerce company dedicated to aiding family caregivers, has announced the completion of a $24.7 million Series B funding round to enhance their online platform dedicated to home health products. The funding was spearheaded by MBF Healthcare partners, accompanied by contributions from existing backers including Sageview Capital and Headline. Additional investors in this round include Primetime Partners, Nextview, Florida Opportunity…