Investment

Cake Adds $8M in Series A Funding to Build the World’s Most Approachable Sexual Wellness Brand

Sexual wellness brand Cake is on a mission to reinvent the sex aisle and has just picked up and another round of funding to continue executing towards this goal. With 200% year-over-year growth in 2022 the company is looking to capitalize on this momentum with $8M in Series A funding, which will go towards continued expansion and product innovation. The round was…

Zócalo Health Raises $5M in Seed Funding to Launch Culturally Competent Digital Primary Care Services for Latinos in the U.S.

Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients has raised $5M in seed funding co-led by Animo, Virtue, and Vamos Ventures. The round includes other notable investors including Necessary Ventures, Able Partners, and angel investors Toyin Ajayi, Freada Kapor Klein, Nikhil Krishnan, and Erik Ibarra. The funds will support the company’s launch of virtual primary care services in California, Texas,…

Nodal Launches with $4.7M in Seed Funding to Transform the Surrogacy Experience

Interest in surrogacy has never been higher. For many couples and individuals, surrogacy — a process that can easily cost $125,000 or more per child — is their best option for growing their family. However, the slow-moving and antiquated process can take years, complete with hidden costs and unforeseeable issues that can make the experience incredibly stressful, sometimes heartbreaking and often unattainable.…

Sexual Wellness Brand Dame Raises $7M in Series A Funding Led by Amboy Street Ventures to Invest in Growth and R&D

About a year ago sexual wellness company Dame settled with the MTA and went on to become the first female-founded pleasure product brand approved to advertise on New York Subways. And Dame kept the momentum going. Since last November the company has launched several new products, helped launch Sephora’s Intimate Care category, and built a Clinical Board to further push the narrative…

Biotech Company Gameto Adds $17M in Funding to Develop Therapeutics for Diseases in the Female Reproductive System

Gameto, a biotech company using cell engineering to develop therapeutics for diseases of the female reproductive system, has added $17M in funding from Insight Partners, Future Ventures, Arcadia Investment Partners, Bold Capital Partners, Plum Alley, Myelin VC, TA Ventures, Gaingels, Korify Capital, and other existing investors. The new financing brings the total capital raised since inception to $40M. Gameto’s last funding round was announced…

AOA Dx Adds $4.5M in Seed Funding to Develop the Next Generation of Its Ovarian Cancer Detection Technology

In June 2021 AOA Dx rasied $2.5M in seed funding after having participated in Y Combinator’s 2021 summer cohort. Yesterday the company announced another funding round, which now brings total funding to $7M. Participants in the latest round include Avestria Ventures, AlleyCorp, The Helm, RH Capital, Olive Tree Capital, Tencent. The new funds will be used to further develop the next generation…

Transdermal Diagnostics Picks Up £1.1M for Its Needle-free Continuous Glucose Monitor

Transdermal Diagnostics, a University of Bath spinout company developing technology to monitor glucose levels non-invasively, has received £800K in seed funding and a £300K grant from Innovate UK. The seed round was led by QUBIS, which specialises in innovation focused spin-out companies, and includes Pioneer Group, Immetric, Bristol Private Equity Club and Science Angel Syndicate. In March 2022, the researchers – led…

Millie Picks Up $4M in Seed Funding to Raise the Bar for Maternity Care in the U.S.

According to findings from The Commonwealth Fund show that American women have the highest death rate from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, which is more than double the rates of most other high-income countries. Additionally, a 2019 study found that annual maternal morbidity from conception through age 5 resulted in a projected cost of $32.2 billion. Improving these outcomes is a key focus for…