Ecosystem

Essity’s Marie-Laure Mahé: “With Essity Ventures we are cooperating with top-notch femtech innovations that can revolutionize the future of women’s health.”

For years, Essity, a leading health and hygiene company, has been on a mission to break barriers to women’s wellbeing through innovative solutions and bold campaigns. “With Essity Ventures, we take one step forward in this direction cooperating with top-notch femtech innovations that can revolutionize the future of women’s health at different life stages,” says Marie-Laure Mahé, Head of Essity Ventures and…

“What Women Want” at GIANT Health: An Interview with the Organizers from COYA Partners

This year’s GIANT Health conference is a week away and, as so many other events, is taking its program online this year. What’s exciting is that it also features an entire track dedicated to femtech and women’s health, which brings together women’s health experts from all corners of our ecosystem, who will discuss, as the title says, “What Women Want” on December…

Diversity in Digital Health: 2020 Annual Report (Rock Health & Dr. Ivor Horn)

Digital Health VC Rock Health & Dr. Ivor Horn have recently released a new report to assess the state of diversity in digital health. In 2020, Rock Health and Dr. Ivor Horn launched a new Diversity in Digital Health initiative. This post showcases key findings from the 678 digital health startup leaders who completed our survey, offering insight into the current state…

Former Progyny Exec Karin Ajmani joins Cleo’s Board of Directors

Family benefits company Cleo announced the appointment of Karin Ajmani to its board of directors yesterday. She joins Cleo’s Board amid marked growth for the company as employers seek out inclusive and holistic benefits for their vulnerable working parent populations that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.  The challenges facing working parents this year have created a groundswell of demand among…

UK Fertility Startup Fertifa Raises a £1M Seed Round Led by Passion Capital

Fertifa, named after its mission of providing “Fertility For All”, has secured £1 million in financing from venture capital firm, Passion Capital, and strategic angel investors. The new round of funding will accelerate Fertifa’s growth in the UK and Europe while enhancing the company’s tech-enabled platform – a digital portal for patients to access innovative, telehealth solutions designed to offer holistic, patient-centric…

African Femtech Kasha Raises $1M from Swedfund

Swedfund, the Swedish Development finance institution, announced their investment in Kasha Global, a femtech e-commerce platform with subsidiaries in Rwanda and Kenya. Kasha’s platform enables access, education and confidential distribution of women’s contraceptives, menstrual and health products, primarily to underserved women. The company’s innovative multichannel platform supports both offline and online e-commerce, providing customers with the ability to purchase products digitally using…

Featured Funders: Linda Greub & Corinne Nevinny, Avestria Ventures Co-founders

In our Featured Funder Series we regularly introduce you to investors interested in the femtech space. Know someone who should be featured or want to learn about the initiative and previously featured Features Funders? Click here. Today’s featured funders are Linda Greub & Corinne Nevinny, Co-founders & General Partners at Avestria. Tell us a little more about yourself! How did you get into investing? After investing…

Femtech Events: November 2020

In times of COVID-19 in-person events may be cancelled, but that doesn’t stop the femtech community, our #femtechfam, from getting together to network and continue building the future of women’s health. Our events calendar is more busy than ever, and as every month, we want to help you get an overview of the many events and opportunities available. So… Mark your calendar! Oct 28…