Reproductive Health

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…

Hertility Acquires Netherlands-based Hormone Testing Company Grip as It Gears Up for International Expansion

A couple of weeks ago Hertility took over London with its thought-provoking out-of-home campaign, but the company’s ambitions clearly aren’t limited to the UK. Today, as Hertility gears up for rapid international expansion, the company is announcing the acquisition of Netherlands-based competitor Grip. Until now, comprehensive data on women’s health hasn’t existed, but acquiring Grip will expand Hertility’s own dataset and help…

OCON Healthcare Is Among the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2022

In 2000 The World Economic Forum first launched the Technology Pioneer community to connect those creating innovation critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. The community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a…

Hannah Life Technologies Raises a $5.15M Pre-Series A to Take Its At-Home Fertility Solution to Market

Fertility startup Hannah Life Technologies has raised $5.15 million in pre-Series A funding led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. Other participants in the round include Golden Gate Ventures, Anthro Ventures and medical technology entrepreneur Dr. Jack Wang. The company was co-founded in 2019 by Benjamin Tee and Prusothman Raja, is based in Singapore and participated in Y Combinator’s S20 cohort. in an interview…

Kindbody Opens Its 28th Clinic in Washington, D.C.

Fertility and family-building benefits provider Kindbody has opened its first state-of-the-art clinic and IVF lab in Washington, D.C. The announcement follows a year of growth for the company which now owns and operates 28 clinics in the U.S., all providing preconception through postpartum care directly to employers and consumers. Kindbody CEO Annbeth Eschbach shares: “We’re excited to bring comprehensive, accessible, high-quality fertility care to…

WeNatal Launches New Prenatal Supplements Intentionally Designed for Her and Him

WeNatal, a new prenatal supplement company, today announced the launch of the first prenatal supplement designed for both women and men, inclusive for all couples. Men account for 50% of infertility, miscarriage, and overall pregnancy success, yet male health and sperm quality has historically not received enough attention in preconception. The WeNatal formula was developed by a team of Functional Medicine doctors, nutritionists, and fertility experts. “I always…

Male Fertility Startup Legacy Partners with RESOLVE to Change the Conversation Around Fertility

Male fertility startup Legacy is partnering with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to support RESOLVE’s mission around access to care and public education. The announcement marks the first time RESOLVE has partnered with a company focused on male fertility. With sperm count declining at a rate of more than 50% globally in the past 40 years, it’s increasingly imperative to rebalance the responsibility…