Investment

Femtech Startup AMMA Pregnancy Tracker Secures Investment from SOSV to Enter the Asian Market

AMMA Pregnancy Tracker, a femtech platform catering to pregnant women with personalized healthcare recommendations, has received a 250K investment from US venture capital fund SOSV, and will participate in the upcoming 19th cohort of SOSV’s Shanghai-based cross-border accelerator, Chinaccelerator. AMMA Pregnancy Tracker’s evidence-based pregnancy information and personalized recommendations from professional obstetricians and gynecologists allow expecting mothers to track key changes during pregnancy,…

Marani Health Raises $3.7M to Accelerate Development of Its AI-Powered Pregnancy Care Platform

Marani Health, an AI-powered platform for remote pregnancy care co-founded by the Mayo Clinic, announced today strategic milestones that advance its clinical research & development and go-to-market plans. Heightened demand for telehealth fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an oversubscribed funding round of $3.7 million. SWL Healthcare Ventures led the round, joined by new investor TFX Capital, bringing the total capital raised to-date…

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…

Femtech Startup Nest Collaborative Announces a $2.1M Seed Round to Scale Its Virtual Lactation Consultation Platform

Today Nest Collaborative, the creator of the first virtual lactation consultation platform, announced a $2.1M seed round led by Altitude Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital fund to scale its offering. Other investors participating in the round include Bread and Butter Ventures, Wavemaker 360, Portfolia FemTech Fund II, Connecticut Innovations, Carnrite Ventures, and the Hustle Fund. “More than 3 million mothers in the…

Spain-based Endometrial Cancer Diagnostics Company MiMark Receives €1.5M Investment from EIT Health

Barcelona-based company MiMARK has received €1.5M in funding from EIT Health following the EIT Health Wild Card program. The company is working on improving accuracy and efficiency of diagnostics for endometrial cancer. Abnormal vaginal bleeding affects 9M women in EU and US yearly. Diagnosis of endometrial cancer is mandatory since 10% of these women will suffer it. Current diagnosis is based on the pathological…

Equip Raises a $17M Series A to Transform Eating Disorder Treatment

Equip, a health tech company pioneering a program that virtually delivers evidence-based eating disorder treatment to families at home, today announced it has closed $13 million in Series A financing, bringing its total funds raised to date to $17 million. The Series A round was led by Optum Ventures, with participation from new investor .406 Ventures and existing investor F-Prime Capital, who…

Women’s Health Investment Firm SteelSky Ventures Receives Investment From Motley Fool Ventures

SteelSky Ventures, a women’s health tech fund, announced today that it has received investment from Motley Fool Ventures. SteelSky Ventures invests in companies that improve access, care, and outcomes in women’s healthcare. The company’s innovative approach allows the team to invest across the spectrum of women’s health indications and in technology infrastructure that supports new and innovative care delivery models.  “The Motley…

Women’s Health Biotech Company Aspira Plans to Raise $45M with Its Recently Announced Public Offering of Common Stock

Aspira, a bio-analytical based women’s health company focused on gynecologic disease, has announced plans to raise $45 million through a public offering of common stock. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for sales and marketing, working capital and other general corporate purposes, including investing in additional key strategic hires, product portfolio expansion and research and development. Aspira…