Investment

Women’s Supplement Brand Rae Closes a $9.5M Series A to Accelerate Growth and Define a New Enterprise Model for Consumer Wellness

Rae, a socially-conscious, women-led wellness brand dedicated to supporting the well-being of all, today announced the close of a $9.5 million Series A investment round led by PowerPlant Partners. PowerPlant Partners is joined by M13 and Able Partners, two existing Rae investors, and supported by initial capital investor Victress Capital. The financing provides Rae with the capital runway it needs to accelerate growth to…

Ark Surgical Raises $2.1M for its LapBox Tissue Containment System for Laparoscopic GYN Surgery

Israeli femtech startup Ark Surgical has secured $2.1 million in funding for its LapBox containment system for secure removal of large internal organs during laparoscopic GYN surgery. The financing was raised from investors of the Together equity crowdfunding platform alongside the Israeli Innovation Authority and NGT. Ark Surgical has completed the first-in-human (FIH) study demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the LapBox. Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies…

Madrid-based IVF Startup Overture Life Raises a $15M Series B

Overture Life, the IVF process automation startup has announced a $15M in a Series B round bringing its fundraising total to $37M. Octopus Ventures led the Series B round. Existing investors such as Khosla Ventures, Felicis Ventures, and Marc Benioff also participated in the round. Google Ventures, also participant in the round, made its first Spain-based investment. Overture Life wants to democratize…

CBD Therapeutics Startup Prima Raises a $9.2M Seed Plus Round

Prima, a purpose-driven brand focused on efficacy-driven and science-backed plant therapeutics and cannabinoids, today announced the close of a $9.2M Seed Plus financing led by leading institutional venture firms Greycroft, H Ventures, Defy, and Lerer Hippeau, with participation from Adam Zeplain (mark vc), Global Founders Capital, Emerald Health, One Gun, and Purple Arch Ventures.  The funding will support sustainable growth and power upcoming retail expansion, remedy-focused clinical research, portfolio refinements and education initiatives…

Prenatal Genetic Testing Company JunoDx Raises a $25M Series A

JunoDx, a company focused on improving access to vital genetic health information, announced today the closing of an expanded Series A financing round of $25M led by the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture (PXV) Fund. The capital will be used to support clinical validation studies, product development, and commercial launch of JunoDx’s product offerings for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). “We are excited to partner…

Sexual Wellness Company Vella Bioscience raises a $7M Seed II Round for Further Product Development and Expansion

Only 2 weeks after its official launch, Vella Bioscience the company behind Vella Women’s Pleasure Serum, a clinically demonstrated pre-play topical serum that promotes increased arousal and lubrication, and more frequent, intense, and satisfying orgasms, has closed a $7 million seed II funding round, anchored by Aaron Fleck & Associates. The oversubscribed funding round puts Vella Bioscience at over $50 million post-money valuation, positioning the company to move forward on…

Alife Health raises a $9M Seed Round to Improve IVF Outcomes

1 in 8 families now struggle with infertility. Studies show that the average healthy couple has a 20 percent natural fertility rate per cycle, and miscarriages in women are increasing by about 1 percent each year. Additionally, Black and Latinx women are less likely to access fertility care and have a successful IVF pregnancy. As fertility continues to be in crisis, new artificial…

Femtech Startup Kasha Receives Investment from Mastercard to Further Scale Its Platform and Support Micro-Entrepreneurs in Africa

Mastercard today expanded its relationship with Kasha through an investment in the purpose driven ecommerce platform. Combining online and offline capabilities, Kasha’s platform allows women across rural and urban locations to make confidential personal care orders. By utilizing the full product catalogue available online, or by placing orders using basic mobile handsets, women can search, order and pay for hygiene products that…