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Sexual Wellness Startup Pique Launches with $4M in Seed Funding and an Offering Targeting Post-menopausal Women

Los Angeles-based Pique has raised $4M in seed funding led by Maveron to further build out and continue scaling accessible, effective, sexual health care solutions for women. The company launches its first offering today targeting post-menopausal women with a holistic solution that combines medical expertise with mental, physical, hormonal, and social factors to offer patients holistic, personalized care.  In the United States, 43% of…

Women’s Health Biotech Company Oviva Raises $11.5M in Seed Funding to Address Ovarian Aging

Women’s health biotech company Oviva Therapeutics has announced an in-licensing agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) of a family of patents, as well as $11.5M in seed funding, to develop first-in-class therapeutics to improve healthspan, the period of life spent in good health, in women. Oviva Therapeutics addresses the vast unmet need in women’s health by expanding funding, research, and clinical development of treatments…

Cayaba Care Raises a $12M Series A to Expand Maternity Health Access and Services to Underserved Populations

Maternal health startup Cayaba Care has raised $12M in Series A funding round to to increase staff, launch in additional markets and further invest in technology solutions that will increase access to much-needed holistic maternity services. The round was led by Seae Ventures and Kapor Capital with participation from Wellington Partners, Citi Impact Fund, and Rhia Ventures. This round brings total funding raised…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (May 19, 2022)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Maternal health startup Mahmee raises a $9.2M Series A to invest in growth and partnerships. Hertilityacquires Netherlands-based hormone testing company Grip as it gears up for international expansion. Biotech company Mirvie raises $60M in…

Biotech Company Mirvie Raises $60M for Its RNA Platform Focused on Early Prediction of Pregnancy Complications

Mirvie‘s proprietary RNA platform combines revolutionary analysis of tens of thousands of RNA messages from the baby, the placenta and the mom, with machine learning. The platform opens a new window into pregnancy health for expecting parents to act and their doctors to intervene before unexpected complications become a crisis. It can predict preeclampsia and preterm birth months before they happen by…

According to a New Study by Alife Health AI Models Can Help Optimize Ovulation Trigger Injection Timing to Improve IVF Outcomes

A study led by researchers at Alife Health, a fertility technology company building artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed to improve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes, found that an interpretable machine learning model can help doctors optimize ovulation trigger injection timing to improve patient outcomes for a significant number of patients.  When undergoing IVF, patients are prescribed fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to…

Legacy Raises $25M in Series B Funding with Plans to Go Hybrid and Invest in Growth

Male fertility startup Legacy has raised $25M in Series B funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. Other participants in the round include existing investors FirstMark Capital, Section 32 and TQ Ventures, as well as new investor Valor Equity Partners. This financing brings the company’s total funding to $45M. Legacy was founded in 2018 by Khaled Kteily with the goal to demystify male…

Menopause Brand Womaness Is Now Sold at Ulta, the Largest Beauty Retailer in the U.S.

Menopause brand Womaness has announced a new partnership with Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. Starting today, Womaness will be sold in select Ulta Beauty stores and online. The partnership signals an important moment in retail by providing access and visibility to items that cater specifically to the needs of the 40+ woman – an often overlooked segment. Womaness…