Mental Health

Clubhouse Competitor: VoiceHer Is Building an Audio-based Community for Women

Stockholm-based VoiceHER is on a mission to make a change in the world by empowering women worldwide through their voice. The team was part of Antler Stockholm’s most recent cohort and wants to create a positive social platform that brings diverse women together for deep and meaningful conversations. VoiceHER is the first audio-based community for women with drop in conversations based on…

Equip Raises a $17M Series A to Transform Eating Disorder Treatment

Equip, a health tech company pioneering a program that virtually delivers evidence-based eating disorder treatment to families at home, today announced it has closed $13 million in Series A financing, bringing its total funds raised to date to $17 million. The Series A round was led by Optum Ventures, with participation from new investor .406 Ventures and existing investor F-Prime Capital, who…

Femtech Startup Expectful Raises a $3M Seed Round to Expand Its Maternal Health Offering

Expectful recently announced its $3M seed round led by Harlem Capital. Indicator Ventures, Sequoia Scout Fund, Joyance Partners, Break Trail Ventures, Chinagona Ventures, Powerhouse Capital, AVG Basecamp Fund and Babylist also participated. Angel investors included Ellen Pao, Mike Smith and Ashley Mayer. The round also included $1.2 million in convertible SAFE notes, making the financing round a total of $4.2 million. Expectful…

Feinstein Institutes Has Been Awarded More Than $4M to Research Perinatal Depression

To study perinatal depression in women – before and after childbirth – and possible new treatments, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research has been awarded more than $4 million in multi-year grants. The research will be led by Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, associate professor at the Feinstein Institutes’ Institute of Behavioral Science. The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is the research arm of Northwell Health, the largest health care…

HeyMama and the Power of Online Communities in 2020, a Challenging Year for Working Mothers

What. A. Year. Anyone else ready for a bit of a break? As we get to the end of 2020 I look back and seriously wonder: How did we even make it this far?! Yay us! It was intense. It was crazy. And it was especially hard on the many working mothers, who had to juggle jobs, homeschooling and overall COVID-19 craziness…

Women’s Brain Project Is Organizing a Hackathon to Advance the Understanding of Sex and Gender Differences for Precision Medicine

“It will take 107 years to close the gender gap. We want to speed up the process.” Women’s Brain Project is organizing the WBP Challenge, a global hackathon with the goal to advance the understanding of sex and gender differences for precision medicine between Jan 15, 2021 and Feb 15, 2021. The event will be fully virtual. Those interested in participating are…

Coral’s Isharna Walsh: “Entrepreneurship tests you on every level, and every day brings a new challenge, so you have to find ways to keep yourself healthy.”

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 Coral‘s founding story as told by founder & CEO Isharna Walsh.…

Fortunis Capital Invests £1M in Femtech Startup Clementine

Fortunis Capital has selected femtech company Clementine for a place in its Top 20 UK Impact Investment fund, starting with an initial investment of £1M. Clementine’s app aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of millions of women all over the world.  The London-based impact investor’s £1million funding will accelerate the growth of Clementine. Founded by Kim Palmer, it provides world-leading virtual professional hypnotherapy sessions as well as a suite…