Author page: Kathrin Folkendt

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 (ÂŁ9.2M), 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…

International Women’s Day: Community. Connection. Intros.

A Note from the Editor (and a Launch) 🗣️ “Are you doing anything for International Women’s Day this year?”  At Femtech Insider we understandably get this question a lot and the truth is: I dread it. As a leading voice covering women’s health innovation, many look to us for insights, for thought leadership, for inspiration and… well… sometimes also for hope that we can actually…

FemTec Health Launches Its DTC Brand Awesome Woman to Personalize and Transform the Healthcare Experience for Women

A couple of months ago FemTec Health first made the news, when it came out of stealth with a big vision for the future of women’s health, more than $38M in fresh funding and a leadership team of industry veterans that includes Livongo co-founder Dr. Kimon Angelides, Dr. Kimberly Capone, previously Head of Microbiome Platform at Johnson & Johnson, and Dr. Laura…

Marketing Sexual Health Solutions in Times of Ad Bans and Stigmatization: An Interview with wisp’s Head of Brand Jennifer Dwork

About two weeks ago the femtech world was in uproar yet again as the New York Times article “Why did Facebook reject those ads?” brought attention to the difficulties around advertising faced by many companies in the women’s and sexual health space. This most recent discussion was triggered by a new report released by the Center for Intimacy Justice (CIJ), a nonprofit…

Beyond the Hype: Clue’s Evolution and Reflections on the State of Femtech in 2022

It’s been a couple of exciting months at Clue. Co-founder and femtech pioneer Ida Tin stepped down as CEO, the company received FDA clearance for its digital contraceptive Clue Birth Control and last December a new €16M round of funding to take the new product to market in the U.S. was announced. This post is about Clue, but also about the rise…

Biotech: All Eyes on Ovarian Health and Biology

Ovarian biology is getting quite a bit of attention lately. And rightfully so given the large potential impact innovation in this space can have on the lives of literally every single woman on this planet. So it truly is about time we spend some time on ovarian health here on this blog, share an overview and some insights into the space with…