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Philips and Nuvo Lauch a Pilot in Rural Colorado to Extend Access to Prenatal Care

Nuvo, the company behind INVU, an FDA-cleared remote pregnancy monitoring platform is teaming up with Philips to increase access and adherence to prescribed care in remote areas, beginning with a pilot program in rural Colorado. The INVU sensor band enables the delivery of remote non-stress tests and maternal & fetal heart rate monitoring today while pioneering new data-driven personalized pathways that Nuvo…

Femtech Trendwatch: Private Equity meets Sextech, #BeatTheAdBan & Startup Spotlight

Every Monday (or Tuesday this week.. We’re sorry about the delay!) 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 how Private Equity meets Sextech, plus… #BeatTheAdBan: Women’s Health Startups Take the Streets of London Networking: Intros by…

Alife Raises a $22M Series A to Modernize and Personalize Fertility Care with AI

Alife Health, a fertility technology company building artificial intelligence tools to advance IVF has raised $22M in Series A funding co-led by existing investor Lux Capital, Union Square Ventures and Maveron. Alife’s mission is to enhance IVF clinical decision making with personalized, data-driven patient insights, ultimately helping clinicians maximize each patient’s chances of success while lowering costs and barriers to access. Today,…

Private Equity Firm Yellow Wood Launches a New Sexual Wellness Platform after Acquiring Several Brands from Clio

Yellow Wood, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer brands and companies, has announced the formation of a new sexual wellness platform, Beacon Wellness Brands, with the acquisition of several brands from Clio. Beacon Wellness Brands markets and sells sexual wellness devices under the PlusOne and Deia brands in many leading retailers including, Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens, and has…

Carrot Fertility Adds Menopause and Low Testosterone Support to its Offering

Carrot Fertility, a leading provider of inclusive benefits, is expanding beyond IVF, egg freezing, pregnancy and co as it adds a new suite of services to its offering targeting those going through menopause or struggling with low testosterone. These conditions are most common for people between the ages of 42 and 65. Carrot Fertiliy Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer Asima Ahmad, MD,…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (March 17, 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 Noula Health raises $1.4M in pre-seed funding. You’ve found some of our exclusive Inner Circle Content. This article is only available for our Inner Circle Members.…

Mind the Gender Health Gap: Reproductive Health Startup Hertility Hits the Streets of London with a New Awareness Campaign

Just last week we talked about the Vagina Museum’s reopening and celebratory women’s health awareness campaign in London here on this blog. And this week reproductive health startup Hertility is following in the organizations footsteps with “The Mother of All Movements”, a new campaign that celebrate reproductive hormones, and aims to demystify fertility for women everywhere. Please mind the Gender Health Gap…

Intimate Care Brand Kushae Raises $1.25M to Invest in DTC & Wholesale Growth

Intimate care brand Kushae was founded in 2018 by Kimba Williams and OB/GYN Barbara McLaren to create a chemical-free solutions to the feminine care issues they were all so familiar with. In 2021 Williams, who initially bootstrapped and funded the DTC company with $200K she won in pitch competitions, eventually decided it was time to fundraise and today the company announced a…