Insights

The Ins and Outs of Funding Sextech Startups

In line with the launch of Maddyness UK’s sextech podcast, we delve into the challenges faced by those seeking funding for sex-positive startups.  Sitting in that precarious (but arguably enviable) space between absolute no-go zone and next big thing for investors, sextech is a burgeoning market now worth $30B-$40B. Once assigned to the lifestyle business category or else totally shunned because of…

Women’s Health Wednesday: Why Femtech Innovators Are Flocking to Clubhouse on Wednesdays

Yep. Clubhouse is hard to ignore and has also reached our femtech fam. And there is one event series on the audio-only social network, that has us excited every week: Women’s Health Wednesdays. The series is hosted by a group around angel investor and Forbes journalist Bérénice Magistretti. Other regulars include Janine Kopp (PERLA Health co-founder) and Jan Deruyck (Guud Woman co-founder)…

Lululemon’s Global Wellbeing Report: Only 29% of Respondents Indicate Strong Wellbeing, with Gen Z Ranking Lowest Among Generations

Activewear brand lululemon today released its first ever Global Wellbeing Report, advancing the company’s commitment to advocate for wellbeing—enabling holistic wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and connection. The 10-country study benchmarks the state of wellbeing with the inaugural Global Wellbeing Index issued by lululemon, and explores the dimensions, drivers, and barriers to being well. “The events of the past year brought unprecedented challenges to…

Femtech Insider’s Kathrin Folkendt Talks Women’s Health Innovation, PCOS and Entrepreneurship on UK Health Radio’s Health Tech Hour

Ever wondered how Femtech Insider came to be? You’re in luck as our founder Kathrin Folkendt recently told the whole story on UK Health Radio’s Health Tech Hour, a weekly interview series hosted by PocDoc CEO Steve Roest. Kathrin openly shares how her own struggles with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) led to the start of Femtech Insider and subsequently the founding of…

HeyMama and the Power of Online Communities in 2020, a Challenging Year for Working Mothers

What. A. Year. Anyone else ready for a bit of a break? As we get to the end of 2020 I look back and seriously wonder: How did we even make it this far?! Yay us! It was intense. It was crazy. And it was especially hard on the many working mothers, who had to juggle jobs, homeschooling and overall COVID-19 craziness…