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AI-Based Sexual Wellness Platform Arya Raises $7.5M Seed Round

Arya, an AI-driven sexual wellness platform for couples, has secured $7.5 million in a seed funding round co-led by Patron and Play Ventures. This financial boost comes alongside the announcement that renowned sexologist and relationship expert, Shan Boodram, has joined Arya as the Chief Intimacy Officer. The fresh funds will propel Arya’s mission to enhance intimacy and sexual wellness among couples through…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (June 13, 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 Maternal and fetal health company Raydiant Oximetry secures $7.5M in oversubscribed Series A extension round. Femtech venture studio Daya secures strategic investment round led by international VC fund…

Moving Beyond Menopause: Innovating for Women 65 and Older

As women age, they face unique health challenges that require innovative and targeted healthcare approaches. Yes, menopause, and innovation in this space is talk of the town these days, but the truth is that the challenges women face as they age extend beyond the menopausal transition, encompassing many conditions significantly more prevalent in women than men.  You’ve found some of our exclusive Inner…

Springer Nature Joins the UN Women Media Compact in Pledge to Empower Women in Science

Springer Nature has announced a significant partnership with UN Women by joining the UN Women Media Compact, aimed at empowering women in science. This partnership is part of Springer Nature’s broader commitment to gender equity and women’s leadership. With women comprising 44% of Springer Nature’s global leadership and achieving a 50/50 gender split on the management board, the company continues to evolve…

Founder Gina Bartasi Returns as CEO to Lead Kindbody’s Next Phase of Growth

In a significant leadership shift, Gina Bartasi, the founder and executive chairman of Kindbody, has returned to her role as CEO to steer the company through its next phase of growth. Kindbody is known as a leading national fertility clinic network in the U.S. and global family-building benefits provider. Kindbody was founded by Bartasi in late 2018, and has grown into the…

Playground Teams Up with Center for Intimacy Justice to Destigmatize Conversations about Sexual Wellness

Playground, a sexual wellness brand co-founded by Christina Aguilera, has announced a partnership with the Center for Intimacy Justice as part of its mission to destigmatize discussions about sexuality and promote better sexual health for women. The brand, known for its water-based personal lubricants, is celebrating the launch of Pillow Talk, a new product inspired by Aguilera. The release is accompanied by…

Femtech Venture Studio Daya Secures Strategic Investment Round Led by International VC Fund Nextblue

Women’s Health focused venture builder Daya Ventures AB (Daya) has recently announced the closing of its pre-seed investment round, led by Nextblue, an international VC fund known for supporting startups in Europe and Japan. Additional investors in this round include Vera Invest, Peter Strömberg (ex-Avanza), and key members of the Daya team. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Daya emerged…

Bayer and Samsung Collaborate to Address Sleep Disturbances in Menopause

Bayer has announced a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics America to address sleep disturbances associated with menopause (SDM). This collaboration aims to fill data gaps and improve understanding of the impact of SDM on women’s health and quality of life through an observational study using data from Samsung consumer devices. Menopausal sleep disturbances, affecting up to 60% of women during the transition,…