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Swiss Femtech Startup CorDiFio Is Building an AI-powered Platform to Improve Heart Disease Diagnostics

Although 80% of cardiovascular diseases including stroke are preventable, heart diseases are the #1 cause of death in women today. Shockingly enough, however, around 50% of women, who have had a heart attack, get misdiagnosed with stress or anxiety. “We are a half-century behind in our knowledge about optimal screening, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease in women. Every day, women pay…

Launched: LaMaria, A New Line of Skincare for Menopausal Women Created by an OB-GYN

Menopause startups are on the rise – both in numbers and in terms of the capital and attention they attract. Today another company focused on menopausal women joins their ranks: LaMaria – A skincare brand that’s pro-you instead of anti-age. The DTC company was founded by OB-GYN Dr. Manuela Maria Vazquez who wanted to create a product specifically for women undergoing hormonal…

Clubhouse Competitor: VoiceHer Is Building an Audio-based Community for Women

Stockholm-based VoiceHER is on a mission to make a change in the world by empowering women worldwide through their voice. The team was part of Antler Stockholm’s most recent cohort and wants to create a positive social platform that brings diverse women together for deep and meaningful conversations. VoiceHER is the first audio-based community for women with drop in conversations based on…

TMRW Launches World’s First Automated Platform to Safeguard Millions of Frozen Eggs and Embryos Used in IVF

Earlier this week TMRW Life Sciences (TMRW) announced that it has launched the world’s first automated cryo specimen management solution for embryos and eggs used in in vitro fertilization (IVF). TMRW’s proprietary platform has been installed in multiple premier fertility clinics in the U.S., launching the modern era of integrated, software-enabled management of the millions of eggs and embryos central to modern IVF.  The TMRW…

Preemadonna Raises $5.6M for Its “Nailbot” At-home Beauty Device Aimed at Gen Z

Preemadonna, the makers of “Nailbot”, today announced a $5.6M overall seed round of funding. The round was led by Halogen Ventures with participation from Version One Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund. Preemadonna’s flagship product is Nailbot, a beauty device for Gen Z makers and artists and hits upon the trends of personalization, creative expression, and the COVID-accelerated movement towards “at home…

Afterglow Founder Lilly Sparks: “We’re releasing the shame and stigma around sex and porn by making porn that’s good for you.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Afterglow’s founding story as told by Founder Lilly Sparks. Afterglow is merging porn…

Posy Fertility’s Caitlin Nelson: “There are countless period trackers, ovulation trackers, wearables, and thermometers but nothing that was built to help us with our specific needs.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Posy’s founding story as told by Co-founder Caitlin Nelson. Posy‘s mission is to…

Vagiplug’s Teneha Brown: “My biggest challenge personally was pushing past the rejection, especially rejection within my immediate circle of family and friends.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share VagiPlug’s founding story as told by Founder Teneha Brown. Vagiplug‘s mission…