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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…

Femtech Investment Round-up (January 2023)

At the beginning of each month, we look back and share which companies have announced new funding rounds. Below is December 2022’s round-up. Welcome! You\’ve found some of our exclusive Inner Circle Content.  This article is only available for our Inner Circle Members. To read on: Sign in to your Inner Circle account to access this content. If you aren\’t a member…

Qvin’s Menstrual Blood Diagnostic Device Receives FDA Approval in Thailand

Qvin, the biotech company that developed a healthcare solution that collects menstrual blood to test for HR-HPV and other critical healthcare information, has received FDA approval in Thailand for its Q-Pad technology. This approval will make it possible for Thailand residents who menstruate to test for HR-HPV with Qvin’s Q-Pad this year. Thailand has a population of 30 million women ages 15 years and older who are at…

Mica AI Medical Raises $3M for Its Breast Cancer Diagnostics Platform

Mica AI Medical, an Israeli company offering technology for early breast cancer detection and diagnosis on contrast enhanced mammograms, has raised $3M in funding. Investors in the round include Haim Chizic, Tzachi Arabov, Daniel Koss, BNP VC, Israeli Innovation Authority, and the Ministry of Economy. Mica AI Medical ‘s system helps radiologists detect breast malignancies while interpreting contrast enhanced mammograms. The system…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Feb 2, 2022)

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. This Week’s Highlights TBD Health raises $4.4M in seed funding to expand its hybrid sexual healthcare offering in the US. Teal Health adds $8.8M in seed funding to tackle cervical cancer. German…

Ask the Expert: Lightmatter’s Stephanie Adams Answers YOUR Questions about Building & Scaling Digital Health Solutions

Remember our “Ask the Expert” Office Hours with Lightmatter’s Head of Product Stephanie Adams? Did you submit a question? Yes? Great! Because today is the day and we’re excited to share her answers to all YOUR most pressing questions about building, launching, and scaling digital health products and services. Meet the Expert: Lightmatter’s Head of Product Stephanie Adams Lightmatter is a US-based agency that brands, designs,…

German DTC Menopause Startup XbyX Closes a 7-Figure Pre-Series A Round

The Berlin-based femtech company XbyX – Women in Balance, founded in 2019 by Peggy Reichelt and Monique Leonhardt, is a D2C platform for women in midlife offering scientifically founded, holistic solutions for menopause and healthy aging. After growing its customer base to over 50,000 women and doubling its revenue in 2022, the company has now announced a 7-figure pre-series A financing round,…

Evvy Unveils Its Platform for End-to-End Vaginal Healthcare

Vaginal discomfort is one of the leading reasons women seek healthcare advice, and over 90% of these cases can be attributed to imbalances in the vaginal microbiome. Yet current standards for vaginal health testing and care don’t take into account the entire vaginal microbiome. Instead, vaginal healthcare is underpinned by overly simplistic methods like microscopy and brute-force antibiotics. Evvy, a female-founded startup on a…

TBD Health Raises $4.4M in Seed Funding to Expand its Hybrid Sexual Healthcare Offerings in the US

 TBD Health, a sexual healthcare provider with a mission to revolutionize the medical landscape through unparalleled digital and in-person clinical care, has raised a $4.4M seed round led by Tusk Venture Partners, with participation from Springdale Ventures, Human Ventures, Expansion VC, Starbloom Capital, Hyphen Capital, and The Community Fund along with several strategic angels. With this new financing, TBD Health is expanding to all…