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Google Launches Health Connect; Partners with Women’s Health Apps Proov and Flo

It was last May when Google announced Health Connect, its newest venture in the healthcare space. Today the Health Connect app officially launches in beta with several partners from across the digital health and wellness space. The idea behind Health Connect is to centralize access to health and fitness data from various eligible apps. The app syncs data from eligible platforms and…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Dec 1, 2022)

Highlights Y-Combinator Alum Almond raises $7M to pursue its vision of holistic OB/GYN care. Parenting support platform Happity raises £800K to invest in growth. UK-based Emm raises $1M in pre-seed funding to take its smart menstrual cup to market. YourBio teams up with Turtle Health to introduce a new method for AMH testing. Sexual wellness brand Lora DiCarlo quietly ends operations. This week’s newsletter is powered by Guidea UX design agency, Guidea, is proud to announce the names of the 30 FemTech companies…

Guidea Selects 30 FemTech Startups for UX Design Sponsorship Program, Femovate — a $500k investment in Female Health Innovation

Guidea, an award-winning, women-led UX design consultancy announces a $500k investment in women’s health innovation through their FemTech-focused UX design sponsorship program, Femovate. In September, Guidea reached out to the FemTech community to offer three promising FemTech startups the opportunity to receive sponsored UX research, design, and mentorship services. After a whirlwind month of presentations from over 100 FemTech founders who demonstrated…

YourBio Health Teams Up with Turtle Health to Introduce a New Method for AMH Testing

YourBio Health and Turtle Health are teaming up to introduce a new kind of AMH testing. According to a trial published in ‘Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology’ the TAP II device, when utilized as part of Turtle Health’s lab-developed home test, can reliably produce similar results to in-clinic venipuncture. The study, conducted in 41 women of reproductive age and sponsored by Turtle Health,…

UK-based Emm Raises $1M in Pre-seed funding to Take its Smart Menstrual Cup to Market

UK-based biotech startup Emm, has developed a novel smart menstrual cup that uses proprietary sensing technology to monitor and analyze specific biometrics to empower and inform the user through unique health insights and data regarding their menstrual cycle. Having closed its pre-seed funding of over $1M, it is now in beta-testing, readying for full production and launch in 2023. Emm was founded…

Innovation in Women’s Mental Health

At the start of each week we share a quick “best of” from the week that was with our Inner Circle members. What’s trending in the Femtech Insider community and beyond? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s brief we talk about… Spotlight: Mental Health Tech Virtual Panel: Marketing & Advocating for Femtech Brands in Times of Ad Bans & Stigmatization Startup Spotlight: Hormonella, FemXX Health & BabyFORTE…

Y-Combinator Alum Almond Raises $7M to Pursue Its Vision of Holistic OB/GYN Care

Almond is on a mission to re-invent OB-GYN care and create a “one stop shop” for birthing people. It’s goal is to do for OB/GYN what One Medical has done for primary care. To build towards this vision, the company has now raised $7M in seed funding led by True Ventures. Almond also graduated from Y Combinator a few months ago. The new…

Parenting Support Platform Happity raises £800K to Invest in Growth

Happity, the UK-based platform dedicated to booking parent and child classes has raised £800k in seed funding. The round was led by TwinklHive, the investment arm of digital educational publisher Twinkl, whose mission is to support mission-driven start-ups to scale. Other backers include Arfah Farooq, via the Ada Ventures Angel Programme, as well as the founders of some of the UK’s best-known children’s…