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Europe Gets Its Very Own Femtech Accelerator: FemTech Lab in London

FemTech Lab, a new London-based femtech accelerator program, today announced the details of its inaugural program. Applications for the first cohort open on December 1. FemTech Lab is a 3 month program, that will kick-off in February 2021. Goal is to help 10 selected startups to take their products to market. During the program, startups get access to world-class experts and resources to scale…

Hims & Hers Appoints Two New Board Members: Lynne Chou O’Keefe & David Wells

Hims & Hers today announced the addition of two members, Lynne Chou O’Keefe and David Wells, to their Board of Directors as the company prepares to enter the public market. Both are expected to serve on the Board of Directors of the public company, Hims & Hers Health, Inc., following Hims & Hers’ previously announced proposed business combination with Oaktree Acquisition Corp.…

Former Progyny Exec Karin Ajmani joins Cleo’s Board of Directors

Family benefits company Cleo announced the appointment of Karin Ajmani to its board of directors yesterday. She joins Cleo’s Board amid marked growth for the company as employers seek out inclusive and holistic benefits for their vulnerable working parent populations that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.  The challenges facing working parents this year have created a groundswell of demand among…

British Callaly Is Awarded a Silver Prize at the 2020 Design Intelligence Awards in China

Period care brand and creators of the innovative Tampliner, Callaly have secured a Silver Award at the 5th annual Design Intelligence Awards ceremony. Held on the 19th October 2020 at the China Design Museum in Xiangshan, Zhejiang, a jury evaluated 325 finalists from over 7,000 global entries. Callaly was announced as the only British brand to receive one of the top prizes…

UK Fertility Startup Fertifa Raises a £1M Seed Round Led by Passion Capital

Fertifa, named after its mission of providing “Fertility For All”, has secured £1 million in financing from venture capital firm, Passion Capital, and strategic angel investors. The new round of funding will accelerate Fertifa’s growth in the UK and Europe while enhancing the company’s tech-enabled platform – a digital portal for patients to access innovative, telehealth solutions designed to offer holistic, patient-centric…

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…

Femtech Events: November 2020

In times of COVID-19 in-person events may be cancelled, but that doesn’t stop the femtech community, our #femtechfam, from getting together to network and continue building the future of women’s health. Our events calendar is more busy than ever, and as every month, we want to help you get an overview of the many events and opportunities available. So… Mark your calendar! Oct 28…

🎉 Happy (Belated) Birthday, Femtech Insider!

10 pm on yet another mid-pandemic Friday night. I’m at home and my head hurts after a long week. I’m still sitting at my desk. Staring at a bursting inbox as per usual. Procrastinating. Thinking. Pondering. And suddenly realizing that quietly and completely unnoticed Femtech Insider turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. It’s crazy how time flies and even crazier to…