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Meet Moodwellth: A Culturally Responsive Space for Black Women to Receive Affordable Mental Wellness Support

A global pandemic, the unlawful killings of women like Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter protests, and workplace microaggressions, it’s no secret that Black women have a harder time, but still an even greater expectation to be the “strong” one for herself and the people she supports. Because of this, the need for culturally responsive mental wellness support has skyrocketed. MoodWellth, a digital…

Male Contraception Initiative Invests $800K in Eppin Pharma to Support Clinical Trials for a Non-Hormonal Contraceptive

Male Contraceptive Initiative (MCI), a non-profit, has partnered with the pharmaceutical company Eppin Pharma to provide a Program Related Investment (PRI) of up to $800K to support clinical trial activities for the company’s novel short-term, non-hormonal oral male contraceptive pill. Eppin Pharma’s lead male contraceptive candidate is a small organic compound that binds to EPPIN, a protein on the surface of human…

Oya Femtech Apparel Raises $1.3 Million in Oversubscribed Pre-Seed Funding

Oya Femtech Apparel, an innovative line of performance wear engineered for feminine health has raised $1.3M in pre-seed funding led by Sivers Innovation Lab. Other participants in the round include REI Path Ahead Ventures, R/GA Ventures, an SPV managed by Union Heritage Venture Partners and Techstars Sports. Oya Co-founder Mitchella (Mitch) Gilbert is one of only 200 Black women to have ever…

Cycle Care Marketplace Startup Unfabled Partners with E-Pharmacy; Now Offers Online Pharmacy Services

Unfabled, an e-commerce startup dedicated to menstrual wellbeing and hormonal health, is partnering with E-pharmacy, an online pharmacy platform run by clinicians and regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Goal of the collaboration is to offer Unfabled customers specialist support and practical online solutions beyond the consumer products already available on the platform. How it works Visitors to Unfabled can easily navigate…

Fermata Releases a New Femtech Market Map of Southeast Asia

According to a new analysis and market map released by Fermata Singapore a couple of weeks ago, the femtech industry in Southeast Asia (SEA) has grown over 70% within the past year. The report explores what solutions have emerged, what’s driving growth, and what can be expected in the future. Femtech in Southeast Asia: The Status Quo In 2022 fermata tracked 21…

Office Hours: Lightmatter’s Stephanie Adams Helps Healthtech Companies Build, Launch, and Scale Their Products. Ask Her Anything!

Product is the top priority for pretty much every startup company, no matter what stage they are at. “Build a product users actually want” is common advice. Implementing it, however, can prove to be challenging (as many of you probably know.) Early stage companies sometimes lose direction, and some never ship. At a later stage, product roadmaps tend to get complex, and…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Jan 19, 2023)

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. This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Capable Health: Virtual panel on Feb 7, 2023: Bridging the Healthcare Inclusivity Gap Healthcare is a human right; yet there are…

Mindbloom Partners with This is Jane Project to Offer Affordable At-home Ketamine Therapy to Women and Non-Binary Survivors of Trauma

Mindbloom is a leader in ketamine therapy, offering a combination of science-backed medicine with clinician and guide support for people looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The compan yhas now announced the launch of a new partnership with This is Jane Project, a nonprofit organization that supports and builds community for women and non-binary survivors of trauma. Through this partnership,…