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Meet 5 Femtech Companies Graduating from Y Combinator This Week!

It’s that time of the year again… Y Combinator Demo Day. And as always we had a look through the 300+ companies, that were part of the most recent batch (S21) to see if any of them are active in the women’s health space. And indeed we found a few femtech startups, that are getting ready to pitch this week! Below is an…

Women Who Tech’s Newest Startup Grant Program Targets Women-led Femtech and Healthtech Startups

Accelerator program Women Who Tech has just opened applications for its new Femtech & Healthtech Startup Challenge, which aims to help close the femtech funding gap. Applications are open until July 18, 2021 and the nonprofit invites early-stage women-led startups to apply. After the application deadline an investor jury will select 5 startups to participate in a 6-week virtual program, where mentors…

Launched: Brilliantly Warm, an App-Controlled Warming Wearable for Women who Have Had Breast Implant Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Brilliantly Warm, the app-controlled warming wearable for women who have had breast implant reconstruction after mastectomy is now available for pre-order. The device is made up of a warming pad that gets placed directly against the skin between the breast mound and undergarment. Brilliantly founder & CEO Kristen Carbone started the company in 2017 trying to solve a problem for herself. Her…

Launched: Guided by Glow, a New App Aimed at Guiding Women to Empowered Sexuality

Guided by Glow, a new sexual wellness company focused on sophisticated auditory sensory stimulation has launched its erotic app for Android and Apple devices. Guided by Glow seeks to elevate sexual wellness through guided meditation soundscapes designed to ignite the imagination.  Where other erotic audio apps focus on sexual education and familiarity with the physical body, founder Sayra Player created Guided by…

Psychedelic Biotech Eastra Health Launches with Plans to Address Menopause and PMS

Today saw the launch of Eastra Health, the world’s first female-focused biotech company dedicated to developing psychedelic-derived medicines specifically for women. Eastra Health will offer new solutions for under-addressed health conditions like menstrual pain or menopause through an innovative approach to drug discovery and a deep, holistic understanding of women’s health, biology, and specific needs. “For years, women have been overlooked by…

Crowdfunding: Lips, an Instagram Alternative for Women and the LGBTQ+ Community is Raising 50K on Wefunder

San Diego-based Lips, an Instagram alternative and soon-to-be social commerce platform built by and especially for women, non-binary folks, and the LGBTQIA+ community is currently raising $50K on Wefunder. The idea behind Lips is to create safe space online for users to express themselves openly and honestly without biased censorship or harassment. Lips was built together with artists, brands, sex workers, BIPOC, and the…

Maternity Startup Oula Enters Hospital Partnership with Mount Sinai for Deliveries

Maternal health startup Oula, combining the best of obstetrics and midwifery care, has announced its partnership with Mount Sinai West, one of New York’s well-respected hospitals. Through this partnership, Oula patients — who receive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care via the company’s collaborative medical team, Brooklyn clinic, and remote care platform — will now be able to deliver their babies at Mount Sinai.…