Investment

Female and BIPOC Founded CBD Brand Lure Life Raises $750K in Seed Funding

Lure Life, a luxury CBD brand has raised $750K in a seed funding supported by a diverse group of investors in the beauty, finance and the consumer packaged goods sectors. The funding will allow the brand to accelerate market expansion, company growth, marketing and product development of the meticulously designed line. Sitting at the nexus of wellness and beauty, Lure Life touts…

Conceive Raises $3.7M in Seed Funding to Expand Its Fertility Platform

Fertility startup Conceive has raised $3.7M in seed funding led by Kindred Ventures, with participation from Founder Collective, Great Oaks, and 40+ founders and angels. The majority female and 42% BIPOC cap table includes the founders of Natalist, Tia, Forward, Cityblock, Pillpack, Dia&Co, along with the deep expertise from Inception Fertility, Alife, Spring Fertility, and Overture. Conceive is an outcomes-based health platform designed…

Breastfeeding Startup LatchAid Raises £1M in Seed Funding to Invest in Growth & R&D

LatchAid uses 3D interactive technology and AI to support mothers and families during their breastfeeding and early parenthood journeys. Today the company is announcing its seed round that includes a £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investment to £1M. The round was led by Dan Cobley, former MD of Google UK & Ireland, and also includes Eileen Burbidge MBE, the “Queen of British…

Menopause Startup Evernow Adds $28.5M in Series A Funding and Hollywood Star Power to Combat Stigmatization

Just a few days ago Techcrunch asked: “Why aren’t more VCs funding more startups focused on menopause?”. And maybe slowly, but surely the times they are changing as VCs seem to get comfortable with the idea of funding products that target the high-value “female & 40+” demographic. Today following announcements from Vira (£9.2M), HerMD ($10M), and Gameto ($23M) earlier this year we…

Cosm Raises $3.8M in Seed Funding for Its Software-Enabled Medical Device Platform to Address Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women

Around 25% of adult women and more than 50% of women aged 80+ are affected by pelvic floor disorder like pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Despite this high prevalence, many of them are suffering in silence due to stigmatization or lack of access to effective treatment. Cosm, a Canadian startup, is now stepping up to bring change to this underserved space with Gynethotics,…

Berlin-based LEVY Health Raises €2.5 for Its CE-Compliant Infertility Diagnostics Platform

LEVY Health, the company developing a CE-compliant software that helps women “decode their fertility”, has now raised €2.5M led by Atlantic Labs with participation from Calm/Storm Ventures as well as several notable angel investors including Ava Founder Lea von Bidder and Oviavo’s Jenny Saft. LEVY’s platform offers precision infertility diagnostics based on a woman’s personal medical history and results from blood tests,…

Australian Baymatob Raises $3M for Oli, Its AI-Guided PPH Monitoring Device

Australia-based Baymatob has raised AS4.215 ($3M) to continue clinical trials for its AI-guided labor monitoring device, Oli, that can predict postpartum hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal death. The round was led by Australian Unity’s future of Healthcare Fund and supported by other institutional and high net worth investors. Bamyatob was founded in 2013 by Dr. Sarah McDonald after her own traumatic…

Alife Raises a $22M Series A to Modernize and Personalize Fertility Care with AI

Alife Health, a fertility technology company building artificial intelligence tools to advance IVF has raised $22M in Series A funding co-led by existing investor Lux Capital, Union Square Ventures and Maveron. Alife’s mission is to enhance IVF clinical decision making with personalized, data-driven patient insights, ultimately helping clinicians maximize each patient’s chances of success while lowering costs and barriers to access. Today,…