Investment

UK-based Femtech Startup The Lowdown Raises $800K in Pre-seed Funding to Scale Its Contraception Review Platform

UK-based femtech startup The Lowdown has raised a $800K pre-seed round to built out its community based contraception and women’s health platform. The round was led by Calm/Storm Ventures with participation from Nina Capital and angel investors. Entrepreneur First followed on from their initial investment in 2020. Since its founding in 2019 The Lowdown has built an engaged community around its mission…

Jennis Raises a £1M Pre-seed Round for Its Wellness App, that Helps Women Map Their Workouts to Their Cycle

Jennis, founded by Olympic and World Heptathlon Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, has raised £1M in pre-seed funding for its movement-focused wellbeing and Cycle Mapping app. The round was led by Maki.vc with participation from existing investor Venrex and silent angel investors. Jennis uses science-backed expertise to help users adjust their fitness program to their personal hormonal and menstrual cycle, helping them achieve maximum physical…

Amma Pregnancy Tracker Raises $2M to Invest in Growth and Internationalization

Amma pregnancy tracker, a mobile app providing pregnant women and their families evidence-based content, pregnancy health tracking, and personalized advice from professional obstetricians and gynecologists, has raised a $2M pre-Series A round to invest in growth and internationalization. New investors in this recent round include Alexey Solovyov A. Partners, the Joint Journey investment office Sergey Dashkov, the Angelsdeck business angel club, as…

Cocoon Launches with $20M in New Funding to Bring Clarity and Simplicity to the Employee Leave Experience

Cocoon, a new employee leave platform publicly launches today after raising a $20M Series A. This brings the company’s total funding to $26M. This most recent round was led by Index Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, SemperVirens, XYZ Venture Capital, Magnify Ventures, Springbank Collective, and prominent individual investors. Mark Goldberg, partner at Index Ventures who co-led Cocoon’s $5.5 million seed…

Singapore-based Ease Raises a $1.3M Seed Round to Expand Its Ecosystem of Virtual Women’s Health Services

Singapore-based Ease Healthcare, a healthtech startup enabling convenient, affordable, and discreet access to women’s health care services, has announced a $1.3M seed round and the launch of its new mobile app. The round was led by Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm Insignia Ventures Partners. Also participating in the round were several high-profile members from the XA Network, the leading tech executives’ investment…

Menstrual Mates Wins Elevate Ventures’ Nexus Pitch Competition and Receives $40K in Pre-seed Funding

Elevate Ventures has announced the five winners of its second annual Elevate Pitch Competition and among them is femtech startup Menstrual Mates. The company has been awarded $40K in pre-seed funding. Menstrual Mates is an inclusive period care e-commerce company: “Historically, people have dismissed women and menstruators’ needs. However, we’ve listened, we’ve researched, and now we’re doing something about it. We created…

Alpha Medical Raises $24M to Reinvent Women’s Primary Care

Women’s telehealth company Alpha Medical has raised a $24 million Series B to reinvent women’s virtual primary care. Alpha provides the highest quality medical care in a convenient and affordable online process that allows patients to have the same care team each visit. Investors in this round include SpringRock Ventures, Margo Georgiadis, Outcomes Collective Growth Capital, FMZ Ventures, Samsung Next, Chamaeleon, AV8 Ventures, and GSR Ventures.…

Seven Starling Launches with $2.9M in Funding to Support Parents During Pregnancy and Beyond

Seven Starling, a platform supporting parents from pregnancy through parenthood, is launching today and announcing a $2.9M raise. The seed round was led by Pear VC, Expa and Magnify Ventures. On Seven Starling parents-to-be and new parents connect in peer groups with no more than 10 others led by experienced doulas. The program, that follows Seven Starling’s proprietary evidence-based curriculum, is cohort-based,…