Maternal Health

LEIA Raises Just Under $600K to Reinvent Postpartum Care for the Digital Age

LEIA, a Sweden-based startup focused on the Fourth Trimester, has raised just under $600K in funding to launch its app and advance postpartum care. Investors in this round include The Case for Her, Healthtech VC Crista Galli Ventures, The Angel Network Nyfikna Investerare, Fast Track Malmö, Danish family office Liseno as well as Erik Engellau-Nilsson from leading impact hub Norrsken, Johan Flodin…

Progeny Health Introduces a New Maternity Care Management Program

ProgenyHealth, a leader in NICU (newborn intensive care unit) care management, is launching a new end-to-end Maternity Care Management Program for women, infants and families. The new solution provides support from early identification of a pregnancy through birth and postpartum stages of the parenting journey, including return to work planning. ProgenyHealth is known for its platform, Baby Trax, that integrates NICU utilization…

Diana Health Launches with $11M in Series A Funding to Redesign Maternity & Women’s Health Programs at Leading Hospitals

Diana Health, a healthcare provider redesigning maternity and women’s health in partnership with leading health systems, has announced the closing of a $11M Series A.and a collaboration with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare, one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. The funding, co-led by LRVHealth and .406 Ventures, with participation from existing investor AlleyCorp, will be used to launch Diana Health’s first…

Merck Announces an Additional $150M Investment in Merck for Mothers to Help End Maternal Mortality Inequities

Merck is investing an additional $150M through Merck for Mothers to further advance the initiative’s mission of helping create a world where no woman has to die giving life. This investment builds on a $500M commitment made in 2011 and underscores the company’s legacy of catalyzing sustainable solutions that improve health equity and maternal health outcomes worldwide. To date, programs supported by Merck for…

Babyscripts Raises $7.5M in Additional Series B Funding from Strategic Investors

Babyscripts, the virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced today that additional investors have joined its Series B funding raise, adding $7.5M with investments from Cigna Ventures, Texas Medical Center Venture Fund and Atlantic Health System, bringing the Series B raise to $19M to date. The investment is expected to accelerate the roll out of Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care solution to providers…

Enlace Health Partners with Wildflower Health to Deliver a Turnkey, Value-Based Care Maternity Bundle

Enlace Health (formerly Aver) and Wildflower Health have entered a new strategic partnership that enables an innovative new solution for the OB and newborn episode and addresses the growing interest and demand for a value-based approach to maternity care. The Wildflower Health model focuses on enabling clinical, experiential, and cost advantages for maternity patients and their providers. To make these patient benefits…

Helaina Raises a $20M Series A to Scale Production of its Human Breast Milk Proteins Using Precision Fermentation

Helaina, a company using precision fermentation to recreate immune-equivalent proteins previously only available in breast milk, has raised $20M in Series A funding co-led by Spark Capital and Siam Capital with participation from Primary Venture Partners, Plum Alley Investments, Tom Williams, Hannah Bronfman, Gabrielle Union, Matt Rutler and Barrel Ventures, among other strategic partners. The company was founded in 2019 by by food scientist and entrepreneur Laura Katz, who aspired…

Mayo Clinic’s Marani Health Raises $7.6M in Seed Funding for its Digital Platform for Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Marani Health, a digital prenatal and postpartum care solutions innovator co-founded by Mayo Clinic has announced the closing of a $7.6 million seed round. Participants in the round include strategic investor OneAlphaNorth Capital, who joins existing investors SWL Healthcare Ventures and TFX Capital as investors in this round. OneAlphaNorth Managing Director Brady Lipp is joining Marani’s board of directors. The new funding…