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Novalina Medical Founder Helena Grindberg: “Tubal Ligation is the most common method of contraception worldwide. We’ve developed a non-surgical, reversible alternative.”

We often talk about the need to innovate birth control and every once in a while we come across a company, that’s doing some really exciting work in this space, just like Novalina Medical, who are reinventing tubal ligation. But what is tubal ligation anyways? Tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type…

“There’s No Shame in Self-Love”: Emjoy Founder Andrea Oliver Talks Sextech, COVID-19 Impact and Fundraising

There’s been a lot of talk about the increased demand sextech startups are seeing during the current pandemic. In today’re interview we’re excited to explore this topic a little further together with Andrea Oliver, co-founder and CEO of Emjoy. The Spain-based company is known for their app, that helps women achieve sexual wellbeing. Emjoy’s message? There’s no shame in self-love. And while…

Fertifa Founder Tony Chen: “The significant number of employees impacted by fertility issues is a major challenge for employers. And yet it remains a taboo subject.”

As we learned in last week’s interview with Leoni Runge from Zaya, many early-stage femtech founders are making lots of progress despite the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s interview partner Tony Chen, the founder and CEO of Fertifa, a UK-based startup in the fertility space is no exception. Fertifa stands for Fertility for All and Tony Chen started the company after experiencing fertility struggles…

Zaya Launches in New York: “Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, We See an Adoption Rate, that Exceeds Our Expectations.”

While the COVID-19 crisis surely brings uncertainty for many, some businesses are suddenly seeing somewhat unexpected demand. Zaya, a startup connecting expecting parents in New York, where the company recently launched, to a team of doulas and midwives, is one of them. We spoke to Zaya founder Leoni Runge about maternal care and cultural differences, her experience launching during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Monica Karpinski: What Fundraising as a Solo Femtech Founder Is Really Like (Podcast)

The Femedic founder Monica Karpinski talks with Femtech Insider’s Kathrin Folkendt about her journey as a solo femtech founder. Monika recently raised a seed-round and shares how she did it. She talks about what it was like to learn about fundraising as a first-time entrepreneur, what motivated her to keep going in moments of doubt and why she thinks peer support is…