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Meet Jumpstart Nova, a New $55M Venture Fund that Exclusively Invests in Black-founded & Led Healthcare Companies

Every once in a while a new fund comes along, that makes us just a little bit excited and with Jumpstart Nova, that is most definitely the case. The new firm wants to make a difference in healthcare in the United States and tackle health inequities through investments in Black-owned and led healthcare companies across health IT, digital health, tech-enabled services, diagnostic…

Alife Health Publishes Promising Research Findings from a Study on Embryo Ranking Using AI

The study, published in Fertility and Sterility, demonstrates Alife Health’s commitment to building scientific evidence for the application of artificial intelligence to improve IVF outcomes.  Today, researchers at Alife Health, a fertility technology company building artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed to improve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes, published data on embryo prioritization using AI technology. The study, published online in Fertility and Sterility, was conducted…

BioInnovation Institute Receives a Grant from the Gates Foundation to Launch a New Initiative Focused on Women’s Health

BioInnovation Institute (BII), a non-for profit Foundation known for incubating and advancing world-class life science research, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate efforts to discover translational world-class research to identify new technologies and solutions that can improve the health of women and girls across the world, including low-income countries.  The grant supports BII’s vision to strengthen the…

Diana Health Launches with $11M in Series A Funding to Redesign Maternity & Women’s Health Programs at Leading Hospitals

Diana Health, a healthcare provider redesigning maternity and women’s health in partnership with leading health systems, has announced the closing of a $11M Series A.and a collaboration with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare, one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. The funding, co-led by LRVHealth and .406 Ventures, with participation from existing investor AlleyCorp, will be used to launch Diana Health’s first…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Jan 13, 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. Highlights Gameto raises $23M to redefine reproductive longevity with reprogrammed ovarian cells. Flourish raises $1M+ in pre-seed funding to launch its holistic women’s wellness platform. Future Fertility, a company using AI to…

Choir Launches the First-Ever Diversity Certification for Finance Conferences

Choir, a diversity-tech platform and certification for finance conferences, launches today to make industry events more representative of the U.S. population. Choir’s proprietary algorithm uses hundreds of data points to assess the prominence and visibility of women, non-binary people and people of color on stages – setting the first industry benchmark for conference diversity, the Choir Certification. Choir then uses this data…

Joylux’s Vaginal Wellness Solution vFit Gold Is Now Sold at Premier Luxury Retailer Saks

With over 50% of women experiencing life-changing symptoms such as bladder leakage and dryness due to menopause, top retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is paving the way in offering solutions. Saks delivers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, featuring an expertly curated assortment and exceptional customer care. They have chosen Joylux to be the first to address these personal issues. Joylux is a leading menopausal…

STI Screening and Care Startup TBD Health Opens a Care Hub in Las Vegas

TBD Health, a healthcare startup making STI screening more accessible has announced the opening of its first in-person Care Hub located in Las Vegas. The TBD Care Hub is a dedicated sexual health center offering STI and COVID-19 testing and soon expanding into other sexual health services like birth control, UTI testing and sex coaching. Ultimately, with the Care Hub, TBD will…