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All Raise Annual Report: “2020 was not a good year for women and non-binary individuals in tech and venture.”

All Raise was initially born our of a grassroots movement in 2017 to arm women with access guidance and support to advance their professional growth. Today the organization is on a mission to accelerate the success of female founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future. Yesterday All Raise published its latest Annual Report and truly 2020 wasn’t a great…

Willow Adds $26.8M in an Extended Series C Round to Invest in Product Development and Further Expansion

Willow, the company forever changing the way moms pump with the world’s first all-in-one, in-bra wearable breast pump with full spill-proof mobility, today announced an additional $26.8 Million in funding through a Series C Extension round –  led by Endeavour Vision, alongside NEA (New Enterprise Associates), Pura Vida Investments, Purple Arch Ventures (a part of Alumni Ventures Group), Logos Capital, and Gaingels. This extension…

UK-based Hashiona raises a €450K Pre-Seed Round for its App-Based Virtual Clinic for Hashimoto Patients

London-based Hashimoto startup Hashiona has announced the close of a €450K pre-seed round. The company was founded in early 2020 and initially launched in January 2021. Hashiona has since acquired hundreds of beta-users, who use the app to track symptoms and connect with providers via telehealth. Draper University, KAYA, DFRI, Calm/Storm, as well as angel investors participated in the round. Hashimoto is an autoimmune disease…

Lia Launches the World’s First Flushable and Biodegradable Pregnancy Test

A couple of years ago Lia’s story began with a vision: To create a better experience for women during one of the most emotional moments of their lives. Last week, a couple of years after founding the company and $2.6M in raised capital, Lia has now announced the launch of the world’s first flushable and biodegradable pregnancy test. “After six years of…

Elektra Health Launches the “21st Century Guide to Menopause”

New York based Menopause startup Elektra Health has recently rebranded and as part of this effort launched a “21st Century Guide to Menopause”. The goal of this comprehensive roadmap is to equip women with the knowledge they need to naviagate menopause with “strength, grace, and a dash of taboo-smashing boldness. “We’re creating a movement to reimagine menopause as the beginning of a…

Meet the 10 Femtech Startups Who Are Part of London-based Accelerator FemTech Lab’s First Cohort!

London-based femtech accelerator FemTech Lab recently kicked off operations and has announced the startup, that are joining the program’s first cohort. FemTech Lab itself follows a three-sprints-structure, where startups focus on product, go-to-market, and finance. The 12-week program also includes workshops and individual mentorship with experts in product design, UX, AI, medicine, digital health, technology, law, finance, and more. Curious who made…

Femtech Startup Syrona Health Launches ‘SORA’, a New Mobile Virtual Health Assistant for Women Living with Endometriosis

Just like many other conditions in the women’s health space endometriosis is under researched, underserved and underfunded although it affects around 170 million women globally. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which often correlates to the menstrual cycle. As the symptoms of the disease are not easily recognized – by providers and affected women – many experience a significant…