Investment

Amber Therapeutics Secures $100M Series A Funding for Neuromodulation Therapy for Mixed Urinary Incontinence

Amber Therapeutics, a UK-based medical technology company, has successfully closed a $100 million Series A financing round. The investment will advance their Amber-UI neuromodulation therapy towards US FDA approval. The financing round, one of the largest ever in Europe for a medical technology company, was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from F-Prime Capital, Lightstone Ventures, Intuitive Ventures, and existing…

AI-Based Sexual Wellness Platform Arya Raises $7.5M Seed Round

Arya, an AI-driven sexual wellness platform for couples, has secured $7.5 million in a seed funding round co-led by Patron and Play Ventures. This financial boost comes alongside the announcement that renowned sexologist and relationship expert, Shan Boodram, has joined Arya as the Chief Intimacy Officer. The fresh funds will propel Arya’s mission to enhance intimacy and sexual wellness among couples through…

Femtech Venture Studio Daya Secures Strategic Investment Round Led by International VC Fund Nextblue

Women’s Health focused venture builder Daya Ventures AB (Daya) has recently announced the closing of its pre-seed investment round, led by Nextblue, an international VC fund known for supporting startups in Europe and Japan. Additional investors in this round include Vera Invest, Peter Strömberg (ex-Avanza), and key members of the Daya team. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Daya emerged…

Maternal and Fetal Health Company Raydiant Oximetry Secures $7.5M in Oversubscribed Series A Extension Round

Raydiant Oximetry, a clinical-stage medical device company focused on improving outcomes for mothers and babies during childbirth has closed an oversubscribed $7.5 million Series A3 extension round. The round was led by Cross-Border Impact Ventures (CBIV), a VC fund focused on the health of women and children worldwide. The round also included participation from RH Capital, Global Health Impact Fund, VCapital, and…

Axena Health Adds Over $9M in Series A Funding to Accelerate Global Adoption of Leva, Its Solution for Female Incontinence

Axena Health, a medical device company dedicated to advancing female pelvic health, has successfully raised an additional $9.4 million in its Series A fundraising round. This latest tranche of funding saw participation from Cross-Border Impact Ventures (CBIV) alongside existing investors such as AXA IM Alts through its Global Healthcare Private Equity Strategy, KOFA Healthcare, and Avestria Ventures. As part of the investment,…

Femtech Investment Round-up (May 2024)

Investment Reproductive health services company Rhea adds $10M in funding. Male reproductive health startup Posterity Health raises $6M to fund expansion and technology acceleration. You’ve found some of our exclusive Inner Circle Content. This article is only available for our Inner Circle Members. To read on: Sign in to your Inner Circle account to access this content. If you aren’t a member…

Melinda French Gates Pledges $1 Billion to Empower Women Worldwide

In a bold move to further women’s rights and equality, Melinda French Gates has announced an additional $1 billion commitment through 2026 to advance women’s power worldwide. This initiative marks the first step in the next chapter of her philanthropic efforts. With significant setbacks in women’s rights and social progress both in the United States and globally, Gates emphasizes the urgency of…

Rhea Launches Global Reproductive Health Services Company and Acquires Embryonics; Adds Funding from Thiel Capital

Rhea, a global reproductive health services company, has officially launched, aiming to improve fertility journeys for modern families. The launch coincides with a follow-on funding round led by Thiel Capital, aimed at expanding Rhea’s global footprint and service offerings. Rhea is creating an end-to-end reproductive health ecosystem, connecting prospective families across Asia, North America, and Europe. The company’s services are centered around…