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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.…

Portfolia Invests in All-Women Athena SPAC

Portfolia, the global venture investment firm for women, has announced its pre-IPO investment in Athena Technology II SPAC, the all-women-led special interest acquisition company that closed its initial public offering last week. This collaboration of the financial industry’s most influential women investors and one of very few SPACs to be founded and funded by women marks two new milestones for Portfolia as…

Finnfund’s Johanna Raehalme: “Gender lens investors look for ambition, not perfection.”

A Guest Post by Johanna Raehalme, Investment Manager, Digital Infrastructure and Solutions at Finnfund. Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Each year we invest 200–250 million euros in 20-30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions and digital infrastructure and…

Sofinnova Partners Raises $548M to Form Europe’s Largest Early-Stage Healthcare VC Fund

Sofinnova Partners, a leading European life sciences venture capital firm based in Paris, London and Milan, has announced the close of its latest early-stage healthcare venture capital fund, Sofinnova Capital X, oversubscribed at €472 ($548) million. This brings the total amount the VC has raised to €1 billion in the last 12 months across its multi-fund platform, and the total AUM to…

Ruby Love Founder Crystal Etienne Launches CaJE, a New VC Firm to Support African American Female Founders

In 2016, Crystal Etienne founded Ruby Love a period apparel company. With very little funding, she bootstrapped the company from its humble beginnings to over $10 million within two years. She felt “cajed” many times while entering this new industry with very little help along the way, but overcame every obstacle. During this time, her husband Jean ran his own transportation and delivery business when Crystal…

Joyance Partners Announces SH², a New Fund Focused on Companies That Help People Live Longer and Better

Joyance Partners, investor in femtech companies like Attn: Grace, Rosy, Expectful, She’s Well, Unbound, and AOA Dx, has announced a new early-stage fund to invest in science centered companies that help people live longer, better, or both. The new fund’s investments will focus on 4 key outcomes, across 4 primary fields, driven by 4 science and technology vectors. “This layered structure allows…

Swiftarc Launches a New Fund Aimed at Women-Led Startups Building the Future of Beauty and Wellness

Swiftarc Ventues has announces a new §10M fund to invest in female-founded beauty and wellness companies. Swiftarc was founded by Sid Jawahar in 2019; this is the VCs fourth fund. In a recent interview with Techcrunch he explains: “The beauty industry in stuck in time where 75% to 80% of sales are still made from wholesale. E-commerce and digitally native brands are…