Menopause

Launched: LaMaria, A New Line of Skincare for Menopausal Women Created by an OB-GYN

Menopause startups are on the rise – both in numbers and in terms of the capital and attention they attract. Today another company focused on menopausal women joins their ranks: LaMaria – A skincare brand that’s pro-you instead of anti-age. The DTC company was founded by OB-GYN Dr. Manuela Maria Vazquez who wanted to create a product specifically for women undergoing hormonal…

Portfolia’s Active Aging & Longevity Fund Closes on Jan 31

Portolia’s Active Aging and Longevity Fund will be closing on January 31, 2021. The fund is focused in two areas: emerging solutions that will improve longevity and vitality, and new technologies and that enhance the aging experience for people over 50, as well those caring for the elderly. Women inform $5-15 Trillion of US spending and are often the leaders when considering options…

Alva’s Annie Coleridge: “Learning to lead a team is a time of intense personal development, reflection and learning.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Alva‘s founding story as told by co-founder Annie Coleridge. Alva’s mission…

The Case for Her and Refinery29 Partner to Reposition Menopause Through Creative Design

The Case for Her recently announced that for the third year in a row they are sponsoring a stigma smashing D&AD New Blood Awards design brief. This time they are partnering with Refinery29 and asking emerging creatives to change the conversation around menopause. The goal is for emerging designers to develop material that tackles the lack of awareness about menopause, the issues surrounding it,…

Attn:Grace Adds 900K in Funding and Announces Strategic Collaboration with AARP Innovation Labs to Destigmatize Women’s Aging

Today Attn: Grace, a subscription-based, sustainable wellness brand for women as they age, announced the launch of a new, strategic collaboration with AARP Innovation Labs and an additional round of $900,000 in pre-seed funding. Tusk Venture Partners led the round, joined by existing investor, Precursor Ventures, and new investors Joyance Partners and Social Starts. This brings Attn: Grace’s total funding to $2 million…

Femtech Startup Bia and Imperial College Collaborate on Survey to Understand Health Behaviors around Menopause Care

One of the most heated debates in women’s health is the gender gap, and for a good reason! Gender inequality is prevalent across the healthcare sector and medical research, resulting in an unacceptable lack of knowledge and the unequal treatment of women’s health issues compared to men. In particular, menopause research is severely affected, with significant gaps where there just isn’t information…

World Menopause Day 2020: 4 Founders’ Reflections on the Past Year in the World of #MenoTech

October 18, 2020. World Menopause Day aka a couple of *really* busy days for our colleagues innovating for women going through or approaching menopause. Lots of launches, lots of events, lots of press and lots of interest for a condition that affects every single woman on this planet and has been underserved, underresearched and underfunded for far too long. A good sign!…