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Lunette, Known for Its Menstrual Care Products, Expands into Intimate Care

Period Care company Lunette has launched a new intimate care product line to join its popular Menstrual Cup. The new Lunette Intimate Cleanser and Lunette Intimate Wipes are the first to be a part of Lunette’s expansion into more holistic, intimate care. Like its original Menstrual Cup, both new, products are crafted with Nordic plant-based ingredients. The soap-free Lunette Intimate Cleanser moisturizes by…

Menstrual Mates Wins Elevate Ventures’ Nexus Pitch Competition and Receives $40K in Pre-seed Funding

Elevate Ventures has announced the five winners of its second annual Elevate Pitch Competition and among them is femtech startup Menstrual Mates. The company has been awarded $40K in pre-seed funding. Menstrual Mates is an inclusive period care e-commerce company: “Historically, people have dismissed women and menstruators’ needs. However, we’ve listened, we’ve researched, and now we’re doing something about it. We created…

How Student Entrepreneur Sammie Hasen Wants to Help Make Birth Control Easily Accessible for All

“Everytime I would go to dinner with my friend, we would be in the car for about five minutes before her birth control alarm went off. When it went off, it always went one of two ways – she would skip her pill, or we would turn around to grab her pill, ultimately missing dinner”, shares Sammie Hasen a Georgia Tech student…

Power to Decide Incorporates Telehealth Providers in Its Abortion Finder Tool

Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization in the U.S. that works to ensure all people, no matter who they are, where they live or what their economic status might be, have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant or have a child. This week the organization announced the inclusion of telehealth abortion providers in…

Women’s Health Pharma Company Organon Launches Its First Awareness Campaign Tackling Unplanned Pregnancy

Merck spin-off Organon, a global women’s health pharma company that launched earlier this year, is launching its first awareness campaign to raise awareness and ignite a worldwide conversation about the staggering rates of unplanned pregnancy around the world. Worldwide, unplanned pregnancy impacts approximately 121 million women each year. A 2019 study reported that globally, more than 1 billion women have a need for…

Alpha Medical Raises $24M to Reinvent Women’s Primary Care

Women’s telehealth company Alpha Medical has raised a $24 million Series B to reinvent women’s virtual primary care. Alpha provides the highest quality medical care in a convenient and affordable online process that allows patients to have the same care team each visit. Investors in this round include SpringRock Ventures, Margo Georgiadis, Outcomes Collective Growth Capital, FMZ Ventures, Samsung Next, Chamaeleon, AV8 Ventures, and GSR Ventures.…

Seven Starling Launches with $2.9M in Funding to Support Parents During Pregnancy and Beyond

Seven Starling, a platform supporting parents from pregnancy through parenthood, is launching today and announcing a $2.9M raise. The seed round was led by Pear VC, Expa and Magnify Ventures. On Seven Starling parents-to-be and new parents connect in peer groups with no more than 10 others led by experienced doulas. The program, that follows Seven Starling’s proprietary evidence-based curriculum, is cohort-based,…

These 11 Femtech and Famtech Companies Participated in Upstate Capital’s Invest NY Women’s Health Showcase Last Week

Women’s health is a new focal point for investors. More research and more investment dollars are going into solving healthcare challenges that are specific to women such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer, fertility, pregnancy, birthing, and menopause. Some healthcare issues disproportionately affect women like infant care, but others such as heart disease have not had solutions developed which meaningfully consider gender…