Menopause

These 11 Menopause Startups Are Joining MATTER 51 Labs’ Inaugural Cohort

Healthcare incubator and innovation hub MATTER, alongside Astellas Pharma US, Walgreens, BayCare, Parkview Health, University of Chicago Medicine and Capita3 has selected 11 startups who are joining the inaugural cohort of 51 Labs, the new women’s health accelerator program. Matter announced its new 51 Labs program only a few weeks ago with the goal to address the gap in women’s health innovation…

Northwell Holdings and Aegis Ventures Team Up and Invest $8.4M to Launch Upliv, a New Menopause Startup

Northwell Holdings and Aegis Ventures are teaming up to launch Upliv, a women’s virtual care start-up that aims to raise the bar for clinical menopause support. Upliv will partner with employers to offer virtual telemedicine services and whole-person care to employees experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Initially, Upliv will offer services to select nurses through a pilot program at Northwell Health, followed by an expected enterprise-wide…

Vira Health Acquires Fellow UK-based Menopause Startup Alva

Last March UK-based menopause startup Vira Health added £9.2m in funding led by Octopus Ventures to invest in product development and internationalization. Other participants in the round included existing investors LocalGlobe, MMC and Amino Collective, and Optum Ventures. Vira Health is the company behind Stella, a menopause-focused digital therapeutic, launched in 2021. When announcing their latest round of funding, the company shared plans to add…

Femtech Trendwatch: Let’s Talk Menopause!

Two weeks ago our webinar on innovation in menopause took place. If you missed it, don’t you worry – we’ve got you your back! In today’s brief we share a short overview of the key trends and talking points from our event with you, want to share our insights where the menopause market is going and why now is a great time to build or invest in those…

Joylux Adds $5.5M in Series A Funding to Expand Its Menopause Platform; Announces Collaboration with Essity

Menopause company Joylux closed on $5.5M in new commitments from notable Silicon Valley investors J-Ventures, J-Impact and Dr. Kathy Fields, bringing their total Series A round to $13M. Joylux will use the news funds to hire key individuals and accelerate the growth of their app-enabled vFit and vSculpt devices and accessory products, while expanding their innovative product offerings in Latin America and Europe through…

Midi Health Raises $14M for Its Virtual Clinic Focused on Menopause

Midi Health, a virtual care clinic making expert care accessible and affordable for all women experiencing the hormonal changes of midlife, has raised $14M in seed funding co-led by Felicis and SemperVirens. Emerson Collective, Icon Ventures, Operator Collective, Muse Capital, Steel Sky Ventures and Anne and Susan Wojcicki also participated in the round.  Currently providing insurance covered care for patients in California, Midi will leverage the…

Effects of Menopause Are Devastating for Both Women and Employers According to New Research from Lisa Health

Lisa Health, the company behind the Midday menopause app and Work-Life Balance Program has published new research on the impact menopause can have on both women and employers. According to the white paper over 60% of women believe that menopause symptoms significantly impact their work performance leading some to abandon their careers. Menopause-age women account for over 25% of the U.S. workforce,…

Unified Acquires Digital Menopause Care Delivery Platform Gennev

Unified, one of the largest women’s health companies in the United States, has acquired digital menopause care delivery platform Gennev. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gennev offers a digital health platform that provides patients with personalized and comprehensive treatment for menopause relief through its network of OB-GYNs, Registered Dietitians and Health Coaches in all 50 states. The company’s network…