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Magnify Ventures Closes a $52M Fund to Invest in the Digital Transformation of the Care Economy

Magnify Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in founders leading the digital transformation of how we live, work and care for one another, is announcing a $52M fund. The firm will invest in early-stage technology companies that are revolutionizing the care economy in four growing categories, including parenting and family life, the future of work, household optimization, and aging and longevity. Julie Wroblewski, Magnify Ventures’…

Seed Stage Fund Emmeline Ventures Launches with Plans to Invest in Femtech, Fintech and Sustainability

La Keisha Landrum Pierre, Naseem Sayani, and Azin Radsan van Alebeek initially met in 2020 when they were part of the same cohort of Pipeline Angels, an angel investing program focused “changing the face of VC” and creating capital underrepresented founders. Shortly after they started investing together and have made 13 angel investments to date into companies that help women, in particular,…

SteelSky Ventures Raises $72M for Its Inaugural Fund to Invest in Women’s Health

SteelSky Ventures, the women’s health focused U.S. VC firm that recently moved its headquarters to Atlanta, has now announced the closing of its inaugural fund. With $72M total assets under management SteelSky is now the world’s largest venture capital fund focused exclusively on improving access, care, and outcomes in women’s health. The firm invests across the spectrum of women’s health indications and…

Serena Ventures Raises a $111M Venture Fund to Invest in Underrepresented Founders

Serena Ventures, the VC firm co-founded by tennis star Serena Williams, has raised $111M to invest in early stage ventures. The fund already manages a portfolio of over 60 angel investments which it has made over the past 9 years. Successes include 13 unicorns and 6 exits. Investors in the fund include Norwest, Capital G, Kapor Foundation, Liontree and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki.…

SteelSky Ventures Is Moving Its Headquarters to Atlanta. Here’s Why.

SteelSky Ventures, a U.S.-based, female-led VC fund with a thesis centered around women’s healthcare, has recently announced the relocation of its headquarters from New York to Atlanta. The firm has been around since 2017 and has since invested in more than a dozen startups all focused on different areas of human health. With this move SteelSky Ventures now hopes to tap into…

Goddess Gaia Ventures: Why the UK Needs a £100M Venture Fund Dedicated to Women’s Health

Just a few weeks ago the UK Department of Health & Social Care shared its Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy for England, a directional document that has garnered a lot of attention in the UK and beyond. The findings in this report are largely based on input collected last spring as part of a Call for Evidence seeking input from patients,…

Meet Jumpstart Nova, a New $55M Venture Fund that Exclusively Invests in Black-founded & Led Healthcare Companies

Every once in a while a new fund comes along, that makes us just a little bit excited and with Jumpstart Nova, that is most definitely the case. The new firm wants to make a difference in healthcare in the United States and tackle health inequities through investments in Black-owned and led healthcare companies across health IT, digital health, tech-enabled services, diagnostic…

Canadian Social Impact Fund Cross-Border Ventures Aims to Raise $100M to Invest in Women’s and Kids’ Health on a Global Scale

Cross-Border Impact Ventures in announcing the launch of a new Women’s and Children’s Health Technology Fund, which will invest in health technology companies that address the health needs of women, children, and adolescents or make health systems more resilient. CBIV has US$30 million in commitments towards an ultimate fund size of more than US$100 million and anticipates making its first investments in Q1 2022.…