Fertility

Finance Exec Meredith Whitney Joins Kindbody as the Company’s New CFO

Kindbody today announced Meredith Whitney as its Chief Financial Officer and newest addition to its female-led executive team. Whitney joins Kindbody as a seasoned leader with a long and illustrious career in finance, having shattered the glass ceiling during her time on Wall Street. Whitney has been one of the most visible female analysts on Wall Street, earning recognition from Fortune Magazine as one…

Meet the 6 Innovation Spotlight Finalists from this Week’s Fertility Innovation Summit

Women’s health today is under-served from innovation and clinical science standpoints with outdated practices and lack of much-needed attention from key players including investors and insurers. It is imperative to develop the eco-system, shift mindsets and embrace a holistic, women-centered approach. Today’s Fertility Innovation Summit is the second installment of Women’s Health Innovation Summit’s Women’s Health Innovation Series, which runs throughout 2021. Reproductive-health-supporting technologies and research advances…

Egg Donor Matching Platform Tulip Closes a $1.7M Seed Round

Tulip, the world’s largest egg donor database and trusted resource for intended parents to find their ideal donor, today announced the closing of a $1.7 Million seed round. Launched in November of 2020, Tulip has quickly amassed donors from 90% of the agencies in the U.S – with nearly 20,000 egg donors within its database. The user-friendly, online search platform helps intended…

Cleo Raises a $40M Series C to Fuel Growth & Launch New Products for Working Families and Their Employers

Cleo, a leading family benefits platform supporting working families in the planning stage through the teenage years, today announced a $40 million Series C investment led by Transformation Capital, with participation from Glynn Capital, PruVen Capital and Gaingels and existing investors Greylock, NEA and Felicis. In conjunction with this round, Transformation Capital Managing Partner, Mike Dixon will join Cleo’s Board. This round…

Béa Fertility Raises £800K to Bring At-Home Fertility Treatments to the UK

Healthcare startup Béa Fertility has announced a £800K raise to bring a pioneering at-home fertility treatment to the UK. The round was led by Calm/Storm VC and joined by Q Ventures, and includes an innovation grant from the recent InnovateUK SMART competition.  Founded by embryologist David O’Rourke and femtech specialist Tess Cosad, Béa Fertility is focused on democratising access to affordable, effective…

WINFertility Teams Up with Akin Gump to Provide Inclusive Family-Building Benefits for All U.S. Employees

Fertility Management Company WIN has teamed up with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, to provide family-building and fertility benefit programs to all Akin Gump U.S.-based employees, which includes enhanced adoption benefits. As part of its efforts to be an industry leader in offering inclusive and equitable family-building benefits in the legal sector, Akin Gump will…

Event: Fertility Innovation Summit on April 20

In 2021 the team behind Women’s Health Innovation Summit is organizing a series of events leading up to its signature event in the fall. The second event in this series, the Fertility Innovation Summit will take place virtually on April 20, 2021. Women’s health today is under-served from innovation and clinical science standpoints with outdated practices and lack of much-needed attention from key players (incl.…

Rebrand: Fertility Focus’ OvuSense Sensor Is Changing Its Name to Ovucore

With the ultimate goal of increasing pregnancy rates in infertile couples by up to 50%, Fertility Focus, the company behind OvuSense, has pioneered a new approach to infertility diagnosis and treatment for many years. After recently expanding the range of fertility monitoring products that work with the OvuSense app, the company has now announced a rebrand. To help distinguish between the fertility…