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Hello Inside Expands to the UK to Help Women Manage Their Hormones through Continuous Glucose Monitoring

It’s been a busy week at Hello Inside, a European digital health startup that uses continuous glucose monitoring (in short: CGM) to empower its users with data and insights about their bodies helping them make the best possible decisions when it comes to nutrition and health. The company’s mission is to make “scientific self care” a reality and it has now landed…

Wellster Launches MySummer in Its Quest for Women’s Digital Health Market Leadership in Europe

About 3 months ago Wellster, the Germany-based telehealth company, made the news when it added $20M in new funding, to – as the company explained then – “launch a femtech vertically across Europe”. The time has come, today is the day and Wellster is introducing its new women’s health focused platform MySummer to the world. MySummer is positioned as a service that…

The Vaginal Microbiome: A Deep-Dive with FemTec Health’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Kimberly Capone

Unarguably the vaginal microbiome is getting quite a bit of press and attention lately. And rightfully so given how critical it is to overall vaginal health. A number of companies are now recognizing this opportunity, are starting to educate women, developing products and tests, and advocating for more research about how the vaginal microbiome can eventually be used as a diagnostic biomarker.…

Dr. Jane van Dis on the Future of Telehealth, the Role of Medical Advisors and the Need to Prioritize Holistic, Equitable Care

Dr. Jane van Dis got her start in telehealth long before the pandemic turned remote patient visits from a nice-to-have into a life-saving necessity. It was back in 2012 when Dr. Van Dis, a board certified OB/GYN and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester, first joined HealthTap, a Silicon Valley-based company pioneering virtual primary care and got her start in digital…

Seed Stage Fund Emmeline Ventures Launches with Plans to Invest in Femtech, Fintech and Sustainability

La Keisha Landrum Pierre, Naseem Sayani, and Azin Radsan van Alebeek initially met in 2020 when they were part of the same cohort of Pipeline Angels, an angel investing program focused “changing the face of VC” and creating capital underrepresented founders. Shortly after they started investing together and have made 13 angel investments to date into companies that help women, in particular,…

Menopause Startup Evernow Adds $28.5M in Series A Funding and Hollywood Star Power to Combat Stigmatization

Just a few days ago Techcrunch asked: “Why aren’t more VCs funding more startups focused on menopause?”. And maybe slowly, but surely the times they are changing as VCs seem to get comfortable with the idea of funding products that target the high-value “female & 40+” demographic. Today following announcements from Vira (£9.2M), HerMD ($10M), and Gameto ($23M) earlier this year we…

Cosm Raises $3.8M in Seed Funding for Its Software-Enabled Medical Device Platform to Address Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women

Around 25% of adult women and more than 50% of women aged 80+ are affected by pelvic floor disorder like pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Despite this high prevalence, many of them are suffering in silence due to stigmatization or lack of access to effective treatment. Cosm, a Canadian startup, is now stepping up to bring change to this underserved space with Gynethotics,…

Delfina Raises $5.3M for Its AI-powered Pregnancy Platform to Address the Maternal Health Crisis in the U.S. and Beyond

A couple of days ago new data released by the CDC revealed that despite increased public and governmental attention on maternal health, maternal mortality in the United States continues to rise with Black maternal health disparities still glaring. Shocking results especially as the U.S. already has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world. “There is hardly a space…