Investment

Y-Combinator Alum Almond Raises $7M to Pursue Its Vision of Holistic OB/GYN Care

Almond is on a mission to re-invent OB-GYN care and create a “one stop shop” for birthing people. It’s goal is to do for OB/GYN what One Medical has done for primary care. To build towards this vision, the company has now raised $7M in seed funding led by True Ventures. Almond also graduated from Y Combinator a few months ago. The new…

Parenting Support Platform Happity raises £800K to Invest in Growth

Happity, the UK-based platform dedicated to booking parent and child classes has raised £800k in seed funding. The round was led by TwinklHive, the investment arm of digital educational publisher Twinkl, whose mission is to support mission-driven start-ups to scale. Other backers include Arfah Farooq, via the Ada Ventures Angel Programme, as well as the founders of some of the UK’s best-known children’s…

Daylight, the LGBTQIA+ Digital Banking Platform, Raises $15M to Launch Family Planning Solutions

Founded in 2020, Daylight is the first digital banking platform in the U.S. specifically designed for and by the LGBTQIA+ community. Now the company has added $15M in funding to expand its services to support LGBTQ+ people looking to start and grow their families. This latest round of funding was led by Anthemis Group with participation from CMFG Ventures, Kapor Capital, Citi…

Dementia DTx Startup Five Lives Raises €3.7M to Fund Clinical Validation and Growth

Dementia describes a set of symptoms that over time can affect memory, problem-solving, language and behaviour. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. On a global level women with dementia outnumber men 2 to 1. Brain scans have shown that brain cells are dying faster in the women’s than men’s brains. Founded in 2019 Five Lives, a UK- and France-based…

Japanese ARCH Raises $1.65M for Its Fertility Focused, Tech-enabled ‘Torch Clinic’

ARCH, the company behind ‘Torch Clinic’, a tech-enabled company has raised 230M Yen ($1.65M USD) in seed funding from University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners, XTech Ventures, and ANRI. Since its founding in 2021, ARCH has been working on various digital health services in the area of reproductive and gynecological health (B2C & B2B). The company’s tech-enabled ‘Torch Clinic’ opened earlier this…

UK-based Luna Launches Its App for Teen Health & Wellbeing with £600K in Pre-seed Funding

Luna, a UK-based startup focused on teen health and wellbeing has raised £600K in pre-seed funding to launch its app, and support young people aged 11-17 on their journey to adulthood. Participants in this round include Maria Ro and Kirsten Connell of Octopus Ventures and Miruna Girtu of Syndicate Room. Launched today, the new app is the first of its kind on…

Contraline Adds $7.2M in Funding; Announces First Patients Successfully Implanted in Male Contraceptive Study

Contraline, the company working on developing male contraceptive implants, has announced the first hydrogel-based male contraceptive implants were performed in humans in a clinical trial. These procedures represent a significant milestone for the development of the company’s flagship product, ADAM, a male contraceptive that is long-lasting, non-hormonal, and non-permanent. Four men were implanted with ADAM at Epworth Freemasons Hospital in Melbourne, Australia,…

Maven Clinic Adds $90M in Series E Funding to Further Scale Its Virtual Clinic for Women’s and Family Health

Maven Clinic, the virtual clinic for women’s and family health has raised a $90M in Series E funding led by General Catalyst, with participation from CVS Health Ventures, La Famiglia, and Intermountain Ventures, as well as existing investors Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Icon Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Lux Capital. This brings Maven’s total funding to $300M, which highlights the growing demand for women’s and family…