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What’s New in #Femtech This Week?

šŸ™Œ Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech”. This is the latest version. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Karen DeSalvo joins Google as the Company’s New Chief Health Officer. Highlights Femtech Investments to Cross the $1.3B Mark in 2020; Carrot Fertility Launches Carrot Card, a New Way to Pay for Fertility…

Truelli: “Investors backed off because I reminded them of Elizabeth Holmes.”

It’s been a while since John Carreyou’s book “Bad Blood” made the news and the Theranos scandal was the talk of the town. When the book launched a little more than a year ago. People couldn’t get enough of the drama. Everybody had an opinion, was shocked, impressed, evetated or “knew it was too good to be true from the very start”.…

Do Period Tracking Apps Support Menstrual Literacy? Amanda Menking Has the (Somewhat Disappointing) Answer

Around 10 years ago I wrote my thesis on the diffusion of innovation in tech and ended up with a lot of questions. Social Media was new back then and everyone was excited about the new possibilities of the Web 2.0 era. Yes, “new” is almost always exciting, but even back then I couldn’t help and wonder, whether “new” was really always…

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 RevoluciĆ³n!

When Suzanne Sinatra started Private Packs in January 2017 with a mission to relieve vulvas everywhere of symptoms like swelling, pain, and dryness, she didnā€™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…