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HelloBetter’s Vaginismus DTx Is Now Reimbursed as a Prescription Digital Health Product (DiGA) in Germany

Last week the German government added HelloBetter’s Vaginismus Plus to its DiGA directory after the app successfully completed the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices’ (in German: Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte aka BfArM) assessment procedure. The DiGa database is essentially a collection of regulated digital health products reimbursed via the government’s fast-track program. Per definition DiGAs are CE-marked medical devices…

Yuvo Health Raises $7.3M in Seed Funding to Simplify Value-Based Care Delivery for Community Health Centers

Yuvo Health wants to make value-based care delivery easier for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the U.S. aka Community Health Centers by reducing the administrative burden associated with value-based care contracts. Today the company has announced the closing of a $7.3M seed round led by Alley Corp with participation from institutional investors including AV8 Ventures, New York Ventures, and Brooklyn Bridge…

Twentyeight Health Expands Medicaid Coverage of Birth Control Delivery in Georgia

Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, has announced that it is now accepting Medicaid in Georgia for birth control. “As a Georgia resident and physician, I’ve seen firsthand the difficulty women can have accessing birth control for myriad reasons, from not being able to get to the doctor to get a…

Kiira Health Raises $4M to Transform Healthcare for Young, Multicultural Women Starting on College Campuses

Los Angeles-based women’s health company Kiira Health has closed a $4M seed round led by 500 Global and Forum VC with participation from Serena Ventures, California Healthcare Foundation, and more. Kiira is a technology-enabled healthcare provider focused on addressing the needs of young multicultural women and empowering them to be more proactive about their health in their early formative years. The company’s strategy incorporates…

Social Networks, Community Building & The Metaverse: An Interview with Diem Co-founder Emma Bates

What does a new social universe for knowledge sharing look like in 2022? Diem, a new social media alternative created for women & non-binary folks, is trying to answer this question. The company came our of beta in October launching its social networking platform to a waitlist of over 20,000 people. Diem’s mission? To reinvent how we meet, network, learn and collaborate…

Birth Control Delivery Startup Twentyeight Health Launches Spanish Language Telehealth Services

Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, has launched Spanish language services. “According to Planned Parenthood, 57% of Latina women ages 18-34 have struggled with the cost of prescription birth control — and it’s our mission to bring this number down to zero,” said Amy Fan, co-founder of Twentyeight Health. “In working…

Health In Her HUE Raises a $1M Pre-Seed Round to Help Women of Color Access Culturally Sensitive Healthcare

New-York based femtech startup Health In Her HUE (HIHH) has raised a $1 million pre-seed Round to build a platform helping Black women and women of color easily access culturally sensitive healthcare providers, health content, and community. Investors in this round include Seae Ventures, The Genius Guild Greenhouse Fund, Unseen Capital, and Female Founders Alliance. Angel syndicates in this round include Pipeline…

HUED Raises a $1.6M Seed Round to Grow Its Platform for Culturally Competent Care

HUED, a healthcare engagement solution tailored to address the healthcare needs of Black and Latinx communities, has announced a $1.6M seed round led by Female Founder Fund. Other participants in the round include Serena Williams’ VC fund Serena Ventures, Black Founders Matter, Gingerbread Capital and angel investor Halle Tecco. HUED was founded by Kimberly Wilson, Female Founders Fund’s first Entrepreneur in Residence,…