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Innovation in Women’s Mental Health

At the start of each week we share a quick “best of” from the week that was with our Inner Circle members. What’s trending in the Femtech Insider community and beyond? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s brief we talk about… Spotlight: Mental Health Tech Virtual Panel: Marketing & Advocating for Femtech Brands in Times of Ad Bans & Stigmatization Startup Spotlight: Hormonella, FemXX Health & BabyFORTE…

Y-Combinator Alum Almond Raises $7M to Pursue Its Vision of Holistic OB/GYN Care

Almond is on a mission to re-invent OB-GYN care and create a “one stop shop” for birthing people. It’s goal is to do for OB/GYN what One Medical has done for primary care. To build towards this vision, the company has now raised $7M in seed funding led by True Ventures. Almond also graduated from Y Combinator a few months ago. The new…

Parenting Support Platform Happity raises £800K to Invest in Growth

Happity, the UK-based platform dedicated to booking parent and child classes has raised £800k in seed funding. The round was led by TwinklHive, the investment arm of digital educational publisher Twinkl, whose mission is to support mission-driven start-ups to scale. Other backers include Arfah Farooq, via the Ada Ventures Angel Programme, as well as the founders of some of the UK’s best-known children’s…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Nov 23, 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 Daylight, the LGBTQIA+ digital banking platform, raises $15M to launch family planning solutions. Dementia Digital Therapeutics Startup Five Lives raises €3.7M to fund clinical validation and growth. Japanese ARCH raises $1.65M for its fertility-focused, tech-enabled…

TCM Platform Elix’s Hero Product ‘Cycle Balance’ Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

Elix, the first digital platform to combine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a proprietary algorithm to empower self-healinghas announced the results of a clinical trial that validates the efficacy of its signature product, Cycle Balance, a personalized formula of medicinal herbs. Cycle Balance holistically supports menstrual symptoms by treating underlying hormonal imbalances, on significantly reducing the severity of 15 common menstrual symptoms…

Spotlight: Pediatric Innovation

At the start of each week we share a quick “best of” from the week that was with our Inner Circle members. In this week’s brief we talk about… Spotlight: Pediatric Innovation Reading List: On FamilyTech, LGBTQ Family Building & Menopause Startup Spotlight: Phoebe & Yonicore Last week Luna, a UK-based startup focused on teen health and wellbeing announced £600K in pre-seed funding to launch its app, and support…

Daylight, the LGBTQIA+ Digital Banking Platform, Raises $15M to Launch Family Planning Solutions

Founded in 2020, Daylight is the first digital banking platform in the U.S. specifically designed for and by the LGBTQIA+ community. Now the company has added $15M in funding to expand its services to support LGBTQ+ people looking to start and grow their families. This latest round of funding was led by Anthemis Group with participation from CMFG Ventures, Kapor Capital, Citi…

Dementia DTx Startup Five Lives Raises €3.7M to Fund Clinical Validation and Growth

Dementia describes a set of symptoms that over time can affect memory, problem-solving, language and behaviour. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. On a global level women with dementia outnumber men 2 to 1. Brain scans have shown that brain cells are dying faster in the women’s than men’s brains. Founded in 2019 Five Lives, a UK- and France-based…