Digital Health

Femtech Startup Yoppie raises a £1.2M Seed Round to Personalize Period Care

UK-based Yoppie, a DTC femtech company focused on subscription-based, organic period care and PMS products has recently announced a £1.2M seed round bringing total funding to £3.4M. The company has now been backed by Vostock New Ventures and Colle Capital. Since its start in 2016 the company has evolved from e-commerce to leveraging tech for logistics, personalization and customer education. The new…

Women First Digital Launches Ally, the World’s First Abortion Virtual Assistant on WhatsApp

Women First Digital (WFD), a collection of online platforms providing information and counseling services on safe abortion, contraception, and sexual and reproductive health, is launching a new WhatsApp bot extension for Ally, the world’s first ever abortion virtual assistant, in celebration of World Health Day’s 2021 theme: building a fairer, healthier world. WFD is empowering women worldwide to make informed decisions about their…

Digital Health: Q1 2021 Funding Report (Rock Health)

Rock Health has recently released their Q1 2021 digital health funding report. With $6.7B in US digital health funding Q1 has been the the most-funded quarter to date. Ten years ago, we at Rock Health published our first report on digital health venture investment, highlighting an annual haul of $1.1B from investors into the emerging sector. In each of the last two weeks of…

Merck’s Women’s Health Spinoff Organon Announces the Acquisition of Maternal Health Company Alydia Health

Merck and Alydia Health have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which, after the intended Merck spinoff of Organon, Organon will acquire Alydia Health. Alydia Health is a commercial-stage medical device company focused on preventing maternal morbidity and mortality caused by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) or abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding. PPH is one of the most common complications…

New Study by Nuvo Group Aims to Advance Research on Prenatal Maternal Distress and Children’s Health Outcomes

Nuvo Group, the company behind INVU by Nuvo, an FDA-cleared, prescription-initiated, remote pregnancy monitoring platform has announced its has partnership with Dr. Liz Conradt and Dr. Sheila Crowell, directors of the Child Adaptation and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Lab, part of the University of Utah’s Department of Psychology, on a study to better understand how prenatal maternal distress is related to children’s health outcomes. INVU is a FDA-cleared remote pregnancy monitoring…

Babyscripts Pilots First-of-Its-Kind Remote Monitoring Product for Maternal Mental Health

Babyscripts, a leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, has announced the release of a first-of-its-kind product for real-time remote monitoring of maternal mental health, facilitated by a care provider. The product will be beta tested at several customer sites, including George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), prior to its official launch. This is the most recent collaboration between Babyscripts…

Family Health Startup Cleo Announces 8 New Diversity & Inclusion Centered Features and Initiatives

Family health and benefits startup Cleo, which works with companies like Salesforce and Pinterest, has recently announced a series of features and initiatives that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, aimed at improving health outcomes for all parents and providing inclusive resources for BIPOC and LGBTQ individuals.  “Historically, healthcare has had a very broken relationship with BIPOC and other minoritized groups, who…

Andrea Perez and Ambar Bhattacharyya Join Hims & Hers Board of Directors To Help the Company Pioneer a Better Way for Patients to Access Healthcare

Hims & Hers Health, the multi-specialty telehealth platform that connects consumers to licensed healthcare professionals, today announced the appointment of Andrea Perez and Ambar Bhattacharyya to the company’s Board of Directors. Following the company’s recent entry onto the NYSE, Perez and Bhattacharyya join Hims & Hers at a pivotal moment not only for the brand, but at an inflection point in the…