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Sexual Wellness Brand Playground Expands Retail Presence Following Successful $2M Raise

Sexual wellness brand Playground has announced its availability at Target following its first institutional round of funding. Led by Palm Tree Crew Holdings, Fourward Ventures, Goddess Fun+d, and Amboy Street Ventures, the oversubscribed funding round reached its goal of $2 million. Other participants in the round include influencers such as Dr. Emily Morse of Sex with Emily and Call Her Daddy’s Alex…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (April 25, 2024)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Virtual care provider Midi Health secures $60M in Series B funding to advance perimenopause and menopause care. Summer Health secures $11.65M Series A funding to expand text-based pediatric support.…

Music Stars Ashanti and Nelly Invest in Reproductive Health Company Proov

Proov, the creator of a suite of at-home fertility-related hormone tests, has announced today that an equity share of the company has been purchased by GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, actor and author Ashanti and her fiancé, GRAMMY winning, Double Diamond selling, entertainment icon Nelly. This newscomes off of the duo’s pregnancy announcement via Instagram last week, which featured the Proov Check test. Proov…

Virtual Care Provider Midi Health Secures $60M in Series B Funding to Advance Perimenopause and Menopause Care

Midi Health, a virtual healthcare provider for perimenopause and menopause, has successfully raised $60 million in a Series B funding round. This latest injection of capital, led by Emerson Collective, raises the company’s total funding to an impressive $100 million. Additional investors include GV (Google Ventures), who led the previous funding round, along with Memorial Hermann, SemperVirens, Felicis, Icon Ventures, Black Angel…

European Femtech Sector Poised for Growth, Sie Ventures Report Reveals

The femtech landscape in Europe is on a trajectory to achieve a market valuation of $35 billion by 2032, signaling a significant period of growth and development. This promising outlook is highlighted in the latest report from Sie Ventures, which draws on data from more than 540 active femtech companies across Europe. The United Kingdom leads as Europe’s epicenter for women’s health…

Summer Health Secures $11.65M Series A Funding to Expand Text-based Pediatric Support

In a move set to advance pediatric care accessibility, Summer Health, a digital health company, has announced the successful closure of its Series A funding round, securing an impressive $11.65 million. Spearheaded by new investor 7wire Ventures and backed by returning investor Lux Capital, this funding marks a significant milestone for the company’s mission to provide round-the-clock pediatric support to parents. The…

Included Health Adds Virtual Specialty Care Services Starting with Menopause, Metabolic Health & Cancer

Healthcare company Included Health has unveiled its latest innovation: the Specialty Care Clinic. This novel clinic model aims to swiftly connect individuals with expert medical opinions, primary care, mental health support, and navigation services, specifically targeting specialty care needs, including menopause-related health concerns. The San Francisco-based company has identified a critical gap in the healthcare landscape concerning specialty care access, particularly for…

Pelvital Secures Additional $2.32M Seed Plus Funding for Its Flyte Device for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Pelvital, has announced the successful closure of an additional $2.32 million in its seed-plus funding round. This brings the total funding raised to $5 million, exceeding the initial target by $500,000. The investment will accelerate the commercialization of Flyte, Pelvital’s FDA-cleared treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and weakened pelvic floor muscles. “Completing this round is an important step in continuing Pelvital’s…