Women’s Health

Hologic’s Global Women’s Health Index Finds Barriers to Preventive Care and a Growing Gap in Women’s Well-being Between High- and Low-Income Countries

Each year Hologic, the women’s health focused medtech company, releases the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, one of the largest studies done on women’s health and wellbeing. The report found that more than 1.5 billion women worldwide lack screenings for cancer, heart disease, diabetes or sexually transmitted diseases and infections. It also identified many barriers to preventive care for women. These hurdles…

FemHealth Founders and StitchCrew Are Launching a New Accelerator Focused on Women’s Health

FemHealth Founders and StitchCrew are teaming up and launching a new accelerator program focused exclusively on women’s health and wellness. FemHealth Founders (FHF) is an innovation hub that empowers female founders to build and lead profitable, women-centric companies that are offering solutions to women’s health-related issues. The organization was founded by three Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurs: April Roy, Elizabeth Prenger, and Natalie Shew.…

Nanopath Raises $10M in Series A Funding to Develop and Commercialize Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Women’s Health

 Nanopath, a molecular diagnostics company enabling high-quality molecular testing in minutes, has raised $10M in Series A funding, co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and the Medtech Convergence Fund. Other participants in the round include Gingerbread Capital and Green D Ventures. The new funds will support development and commercialization of Nanopath’s biosensing platform that aims to transform how women’s pelvic and gynecologic infections are diagnosed. Amogha…

Impact.51, A New Startup Studio Focused on Women’s Health, Opens Its Doors in Israel

After founding women’s health innovation focused NGO & community NOGAFem in Israel a while ago, co-founders Dr. Ronell Klingman and Dr. Michal Sela are now expanding their impact and launching impact.51, a new venture studio. Goal of the new incubator, that was co-created with Think Creative’s Michal Shalem and Michal Lebenthal Andreson, is to scale a critical mass pipeline of ideation and…

Caraway, A Digital Health Startup Targeting College Women, Comes Out of Stealth with $10.5M in Funding

Caraway, a femtech with plans to take on the societal and medical imperative of caring for college students by providing integrated mental, reproductive and physical healthcare has come out of stealth announcing a $10.5M seed round.  The company was hatched through a partnership between 7wireVentures, OMERS Ventures, and veteran digital health leaders Lori Evans Bernstein and Joshua Tauber. The round was led by 7wireVentures and OMERS Ventures,…

FemTec Health Acquires Personalized Nutrition Company Nutrimedy

FemTec Health, the company behind women’s health and wellness DTC brand Awesome Woman has, acquired Nutrimedy, the evidence-based clinical nutrition platform that provides support and guidance for over 50 medical conditions. “For many health conditions, nutrition is a key but often neglected component,” said Dr. Kimon Angelides, Founder and CEO of FemTec Health. “Adding Nutrimedy’s robust, evidence-based clinical nutrition platform to the Awesome Woman program will…

Perelel Raises $4.7M in Seed Funding to Scale Its DTC Women’s Health Supplement Brand

DTC supplement brand Perelel has raised $4.7M in seed funding from Unilever Ventures, the venture arm of consumer packaged goods conglomerate Unilever, led the seed round with participation from Willow Growth Partners; M13 co-founder Courtney Reum; Revolve chief brand officer Raissa Gerona; Bumo co-founder and CEO Joan Nyugen; Glossier CMO Ali Weiss; Jenni Kayne CEO Julia Hunter; What’s Gaby Cooking founder Gaby Dalkin;…

Daré Bioscience Signs Agreement with Organon for Bacterial Vaginosis Therapy

Organon, the global women’s healthcare pharma company, and Daré Bioscience have entered into an agreement whereby Organon will license global rights to XACIATO (clindamycin phosphate vaginal gel, 2%). XACIATO is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in females 12 years of age and older. XACIATO received both Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and Fast Track designations from the…