Interview

Checking In with Dr. Lyndsey Harper, Founder & CEO of Rosy: A Conversation about Women’s Sexual Wellness, Telehealth and Fundraising as a Solo Founder

It’s been a busy couple of months for Dr. Lyndsey Harper, the founder and CEO of Rosy, a platform that helps women with low libido. First a $1M seed-round and a few weeks ago the launch of their telehealth product and platform. Last week we had the chance to sit down with Lyndsey to talk about the evolution of Rosy, what she…

OCON: “We wanted to ensure the next generation IUD is designed with the woman’s body and well-being in mind.”

It’s been a while since we spoke about OCON and their signature product, the Ballerine on our social channels and a lot has happened ever since! View this post on Instagram Research shows, that when they’re in pain, women wait longer in emergency departments and are less likely to be given effective painkillers than men. This is called pain bias and it…

Women of Wearables’ Marija Butkovich: “I think once you find your focus things start happening by themselves, it’s like a domino effect.”

As a proud community partner of Femtech Forum, we’re beyond excited, that the conference is around the corner! The event, which takes place for the first time on June 25 features some of the most inspiring founders innovators, investors and influencers in femtech. Organized by Women of Wearables (Wow), the program covers a wide range of topics including fertility, sexual health, designing…

Astarte Medical Co-Founder Tammi Jantzen: “My advice to founders who are fundraising is to only focus on those investors who can lead your deal.”

It doesn’t happen often, that VCs switch sides and become startup founders, but when they do it always makes for a great story and valuable insights. Today we’re excited to share an interview with Tammi Jantzen, co-founder of Astarte Medical and former VC with almost 20 years of experience funding startups focused on improving children and women’s health. Together with her co-founder…

CapitalT’s Eva de Mol: “We believe that building strong connections can level the playing field for femtech entrepreneurs.”

If you are an avid reader of Femtech Insider, you’ve probably come across the FemTech Office Hours we recently announced. We love the idea and are incredibly excited to bring investors and early-stage companies together in this first of many “Ask me Anything” session, however we must admit, that we were not the ones, who came up with the idea. The driving…

Novalina Medical Founder Helena Grindberg: “Tubal Ligation is the most common method of contraception worldwide. We’ve developed a non-surgical, reversible alternative.”

We often talk about the need to innovate birth control and every once in a while we come across a company, that’s doing some really exciting work in this space, just like Novalina Medical, who are reinventing tubal ligation. But what is tubal ligation anyways? Tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type…

“There’s No Shame in Self-Love”: Emjoy Founder Andrea Oliver Talks Sextech, COVID-19 Impact and Fundraising

There’s been a lot of talk about the increased demand sextech startups are seeing during the current pandemic. In today’re interview we’re excited to explore this topic a little further together with Andrea Oliver, co-founder and CEO of Emjoy. The Spain-based company is known for their app, that helps women achieve sexual wellbeing. Emjoy’s message? There’s no shame in self-love. And while…

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…