Consumer Goods

Kasha Adds $21M in Series B Funding to Scale Its Women’s Health Platform in Africa

Kasha, a women’s health startup founded in 2016 by CEO Joanna Bichsel, has made significant strides in transforming access to healthcare products in Africa. Operating as an e-commerce platform with a specialized focus on women’s health, Kasha caters to a diverse customer base, including individual consumers, resellers, hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics. Its product range encompasses essential items such as sanitary pads, contraceptives,…

US-based Wellness Brand Kindra Brings Its Menopause Solutions to the UK Market

Kindra, the US-based wellness brand specializing in menopause essentials, is expanding into the UK. Aiming to cater to the needs of 13 million women seeking hormone-free menopause solutions, the company’s products will be available on OurKindra.co.uk from June 15, followed by a debut on QVC UK on June 17, and on Amazon.co.uk by mid-July. Kindra’s Founder & CEO, Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, shares: “The…

Intrinsic Adds $15M to Build a Next-Gen Women’s Health Platform Business

Back in 2021 we wrote about Bump Health’s ambition to build the “P&G of the 21st Century” and were left with the question what a women’s health focused, digital-first consumer health brand would actually look like and how one could best execute on this vision. Since then Bump Health has changed its course, and Femtec Health, another women’s health platform company, has…

Luxury Wellness Brand OTO Acquires UK-based South West Brands to Create Lifestyle CPG Platform OTO Group

Luxury wellness brand OTO has acquired UK-based South West Brands, the company behind female wellness brand FEWE, and LoveMeMeMe, a Gen-Z beauty brand. The two companies are joining forces to create the newly formed OTO Group, a new female-founded global CPG group of lifestyle brands. The acquisition is the first step in OTO’s ‘build and buy’ strategy with the goal to build…

UK-based Intimate Care Brand Luna Daily Raises a $3.7M Seed Round to Fund Its US Expansion Plans

Created to give women a ‘choice’ and combining body care with the outdated ‘feminine hygiene’ category, Luna Daily is a “microbiome-balancing body care for all skin, even the most intimate, and is designed for women and people with vulvas across all life stages from puberty, through motherhood, to menopause”. The UK-based company has now raised $3.7M in seed funding from Redrice, Joyance…

Essity Launches Issviva, a New Menopause Platform and Brand, in the U.K. and Brazil

October is menopause awareness month and Essity is marking the occasion with the launch of Issviva, a new menopause platform and brand, in the U.K. and Brazil. Issviva is an e-commerce platform that provides knowledge, solutions and products for women during the various stages of the menopause. Visitors can use forums to submit questions to experts and share experiences and lessons learned…

UK-based CBD Lifestyle Brand TRIP Adds $12M in Funding to Support the Company’s International Expansion

UK-based CBD lifestyle brand TRIP has raised $12M to support the brand’s international growth. Investors in the round include prominent entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors, including Maria Raga, the former CEO of Depop, and Christian Angermayer, Founder of Apeiron Investment Group. Known in the UK as the “Queen’s CBD,” having received the royal seal of approval by selling out of the Queen’s Windsor shop, TRIP was founded by…

CPG Brand Natalist Launches New Products to Support Every Stage of the Reproductive Journey

Natalist, a women’s health company, that offers consumers fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum essentials is launching four new products, including CoQ10 Gummies, Prenatal Gummies, Pregnancy Test Strips, and an at-home collection Women’s Fertility Test. These products are now available at Natalist.com and at retailers nationwide. “A recent Natalist survey told us that 75% of consumers don’t feel particularly confident in understanding their fertility…