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What’s New in #Femtech This Week?

TL;DR UCSF Health Hub names Wildflower Health “Best FemTech Company”; Parsley Health nabs $26 million Series B to launch telemedicine products; New York State becomes first in the US to require tampons and pads to disclose ingredients; Bayer inks deal with 11 startups under G4A Digital Health Partnerships program; According to research done by ORCHA, only 15% of healthcare apps meet safety standards; Sentio Solutions raises $4.5 million for its digital…

From Finance to Fashtech: Talking Entrepreneurship, Accelerators and Bras with Charlotte Chiang from Missfits

Did you know, that the average woman will try on up to 25 bras before she finds one that fits? We sure didn’t, but one founder decided to solve this exact problem with her company. World, meet Charlotte Chiang, the founder of Missfits, who’s on a mission to make that search for the perfect lingerie easier and a little more enjoyable. Charlotte…

What’s New in #Femtech This Week?

TL;DR Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner. Her focus will be on life sciences, sythetic bio and broader health tech; Chicago startup Nubundle acquires software from the University of Michigan to bring tech to fertility clinics; Modern Acupuncture raises a Series A led by Strand Capital; StartUp Health Announces Global Call for Innovation to Accelerate Progress in Achieving Health Moonshots; Private Packs Indiegogo Campaign reaches its funding goal within…

Private Packs: Viva la Vulva Care Revolución!

When Suzanne Sinatra started Private Packs in January 2017 with a mission to relieve vulvas everywhere of symptoms like swelling, pain, and dryness, she didn’t know, that life was about to throw her a curveball. In August of the same year, 2 weeks before the original launch date of her new venture, Sinatra was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to undergo…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 7 Startups Working on Making Early Detection More Accessible

Every October public service organizations, professional medical associations, government agencies, companies and NGOs team up to organize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to screening services. According to research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in…

“So What Is Femtech, Anyways?!”

Since starting this platform, we’ve realized, that there still is some confusion about what femtech actually is and isn’t. So today we will try to answer the question “What is femtech anyways?” once and for all. What is Femtech? (A Definition) In general femtech refers to software, diagnostics, products and services, that use technology to support women’s health. The term itself was…