Health Equity

Cayaba Care Raises a $12M Series A to Expand Maternity Health Access and Services to Underserved Populations

Maternal health startup Cayaba Care has raised $12M in Series A funding round to to increase staff, launch in additional markets and further invest in technology solutions that will increase access to much-needed holistic maternity services. The round was led by Seae Ventures and Kapor Capital with participation from Wellington Partners, Citi Impact Fund, and Rhia Ventures. This round brings total funding raised…

Maternal Health Startup Noula Health Raises $1.4M in Pre-seed Funding

Maternal health startup Noula Health has closed a $1.4M pre-seed round led by Muse Capital and Precursor Ventures. Other participants in the round include Crista Galli Ventures, Visible Hands VC as well as angel investors Jill Koziol, the Founder & CEO of Motherly and Alex Cohen, the Director of Product at hybrid primary care clinic Carbon Health. Noula Health Founder & CEO…

Ovia Health Collaborates with the National Birth Equity Collaborative to Launch a New Birth Equity Hub

Family health company Ovia Health is collaborating with the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC), an organization committed to optimizing maternal and infant health on a Black History Month content hub that includes a birth plan series and educational content about birth workers and birth equity designed to empower members of Ovia’s community. Ovia Health was acquired by Labcorp last August and has…

Ferring Introduces a New Grant Program to Tackle Gender, Health and Racial Inequalities

Forensic analysis of stone age human fertility to better understand why modern-day sperm counts are falling, and a project to support safe birth in rural Ethiopia by providing trained midwives and solar power kits, are among 17 winners of a new Ferring Pharmaceuticals grant program. The new program is designed to tackle inequalities and disparities in reproductive medicine and maternal health, reinforcing…

Meet Jumpstart Nova, a New $55M Venture Fund that Exclusively Invests in Black-founded & Led Healthcare Companies

Every once in a while a new fund comes along, that makes us just a little bit excited and with Jumpstart Nova, that is most definitely the case. The new firm wants to make a difference in healthcare in the United States and tackle health inequities through investments in Black-owned and led healthcare companies across health IT, digital health, tech-enabled services, diagnostic…