Fertility

Employer Handbook: U.S. Fertility Care in 2020 (Carrot)

Fertility care startup Carrot has recently released a new employer handbook and annual report sharing insights into U.S. fertility care, trends, and workplace impact. Topics include: The evolution of the pursuit to parenthood Many factors have led to a cultural shift that impacts how we think about parenthood. We’ll look at how a handful of these trends have contributed to this change.…

Brief: COVID-19 and Reproductive Healthcare – What Businesses Can Do to Protect the Wellbeing of Their Workforce (Rhia Ventures)

Rhia Ventures has recently released a new issue brief about COVID-19’s impact on reproductive healthcare. As companies bring to scale expanded leave policies and remote work arrangements to meet the unprecedented demands presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, they can and must also look to the reproductive healthcare needs of their employees. Lack of access to reproductive healthcare is a hidden driver of…

Fertifa Founder Tony Chen: “The significant number of employees impacted by fertility issues is a major challenge for employers. And yet it remains a taboo subject.”

As we learned in last week’s interview with Leoni Runge from Zaya, many early-stage femtech founders are making lots of progress despite the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s interview partner Tony Chen, the founder and CEO of Fertifa, a UK-based startup in the fertility space is no exception. Fertifa stands for Fertility for All and Tony Chen started the company after experiencing fertility struggles…

Report: Hidden Value – The Business Case for Reproductive Health (Rhia Ventures)

Rhia Ventures is a social impact firm deploying impact investing and shareholder advocacy to achieve social change in the reproductive health sector. The fund has recently released a new report, that connects how access to comprehensive reproductive health care impacts a company’s bottom line and the corporate workforce. Hidden Value: The Business Case for Reproductive Health illuminates the link between access to comprehensive reproductive health…

Stix: “We’re talking about products that most investors have never used and problems they have never experienced.”

Stix is a direct-to-consumer startup and brand, that’s been around for a while and delivers women’s health products. The company, that’s known for its birth control test delivery service announced today the launch of its ovulation test offer. “Buying women’s health products, such as the ovulation test, can be a confusing experience for anyone,” says Stix’s co-founder, Jamie Norwood. “With Stix, we…

Kegg: “We’re on a mission to make fertility care affordable, personalized, and stress-free.”

Ladies Technologies, the company behind the kegg fertility tracker, made the news last August, when their Indiegogo campaign reached its funding goal within the first 36 hours after launch. Ever since the San Francisco-based startup has been busy with production and is getting ready ship product this December. What is kegg? kegg is a smart 2-in-1 fertility tracker that is intended to…

ELANZA Wellness Launches Fertility Fit Program and Publishes a New Egg Freezing Guide

ELANZA Wellness founders Brittany Hawkins and Catherine Hendy met in South Africa after freezing their eggs. It had been quite a journey and their own experience with fertility treatments inspired them to help other women better understand their fertility and encourage them to explore ways to improve it. ELANZA Wellness originally started as a “fertility travel agency”, but participation in YC’s Startup…