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Apiafrique Launches Weerwi, the First Cycle Tracking and Menstrual Health App in Senegal

Apiafrique, a Senegalese social business that develops innovative and environmentally friendly products for women and babies, in partnership with It4life, IDinsight, YUX and DIT, has launched Weerwi, a new platform to ‘break the cycle’ and accompany girls toward a better understanding of their menstrual cycle. The tools on the Weerwi platform are designed to give girls the information they need to understand their…

Cake Adds $8M in Series A Funding to Build the World’s Most Approachable Sexual Wellness Brand

Sexual wellness brand Cake is on a mission to reinvent the sex aisle and has just picked up and another round of funding to continue executing towards this goal. With 200% year-over-year growth in 2022 the company is looking to capitalize on this momentum with $8M in Series A funding, which will go towards continued expansion and product innovation. The round was…

Hologic’s Global Women’s Health Index Finds Barriers to Preventive Care and a Growing Gap in Women’s Well-being Between High- and Low-Income Countries

Each year Hologic, the women’s health focused medtech company, releases the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, one of the largest studies done on women’s health and wellbeing. The report found that more than 1.5 billion women worldwide lack screenings for cancer, heart disease, diabetes or sexually transmitted diseases and infections. It also identified many barriers to preventive care for women. These hurdles…

How Hello Heart Is Combating Heart Health Inequities with Digital Therapeutics

In heart disease, there are disparities in prevalence, mortality rate, and care across different groups. Women’s mortality rate for heart attacks is 2x higher than men – making heart disease their biggest health outcomes gap. Hypertension is a condition that disproportionately impacts Black adults – and the group experiences 30% more heart disease deaths compared to non-Hispanic White adults. Additionally, 25 million Spanish speakers receive about a third…

Round-up: New Executive Hires at Clue, TherapeuticsMD, Béa Fertility and P.volve

As our industry and ecosystem is growing, so are the companies in it. Read on to learn more about recent, noteworthy executive hires at femtech companies from around the world! 🚀 Dr. Brian Bernick and Mark Glickman are TherapeuticsMD’s New Co-CEOs. TherapeuticsMD has announced Dr. Brian Bernick and Mark Glickman as the company’s new Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers and Co-Principal Executive Officers.…

Future Fertility Receives CE Mark Approval for Its AI-powered Oocyte-Assessment Tools

Future Fertility, a healthtech company developing non-invasive AI-based fertility solutions has received CE Mark approval under the new European Union Medical Device Regulation (MDR). The company uses artificial intelligence to analyze 2D images of oocytes and generate personalized, validated insights for egg-freezing and IVF patients. Its tools have been proven through scientific evidence to detect features that are invisible to the human…

Zócalo Health Raises $5M in Seed Funding to Launch Culturally Competent Digital Primary Care Services for Latinos in the U.S.

Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients has raised $5M in seed funding co-led by Animo, Virtue, and Vamos Ventures. The round includes other notable investors including Necessary Ventures, Able Partners, and angel investors Toyin Ajayi, Freada Kapor Klein, Nikhil Krishnan, and Erik Ibarra. The funds will support the company’s launch of virtual primary care services in California, Texas,…