Women’s Health

HerMD Adds $18M to Expand Its Women’s Health Clinic Network

Women’s health company HerMD has raised an additional $18M in Series A funding. Founded by Dr. Somi Javaid, the company focuses on providing specialized care for women at all stages of life. HerMD’s unique approach includes offering longer appointments (between 20-60 minutes) and comprehensive women’s healthcare services, both in-person and virtually. The company also provides aesthetic services like facial injectables and body…

Inspired by ‘Barbie’: Zocdoc Commits $10M to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Encouraging Women’s OB-GYN Visits

Zocdoc, the healthcare marketplace offering easy access to in-person or virtual care across various specialties, has unveiled a new initiative to inspire more women to prioritize their OB-GYN visits. As part of this effort, Zocdoc pledges to donate up to $10 million to the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, contributing $25 for every OB-GYN appointment booked via zocdoc.com/doctors/heretoseemygyno until August 21, 2023, marking…

Center for Intimacy Justice and US Senators Call on FTC to Investigate Meta’s Rejection of Women’s Sexual Health Ads

The Center for Intimacy Justice (CIJ) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting that the FTC take action regarding Meta’s systemic rejections of women’s health information and advertisements. Today, a number of Congressmembers — led by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Mazie Hirono, Peter Welch, and Representative Adam Schiff — published a public letter to the FTC asking…

Kindred Raises $1M in Seed Funding to Scale Its Hybrid Women’s Healthcare Model in the Philippines

Femtech startup Kindred, founded by Jessica de Mesa and medtech entrepreneur Abetina Valenzuela has launched the first hybrid women’s health care solution including an in-person clinic in BGC in the Philippines. By merging technology and traditional medical services, the startup addresses key challenges in women’s healthcare in the Philippines, granting patients seamless access to doctors, healthcare services, and more. To accelerate growth…

Caraway, A Digital Health Startup Targeting College Women, Raises $16.75M in Series A Funding

Caraway, a digital healthcare firm focusing on Gen Z, has secured $16.75M in Series A funding. The round was led by Maveron and GV, with participation from 7wireVentures, Hopelab Ventures, Wellington Access Ventures, Ingeborg Investments, and The Venture Collective. OMERS Ventures, a seed stage investor in Caraway, will remain on the Board. The company came out or stealth in July 2022 after…

Recharge Capital Launches a $200M Women’s Healthcare Investment Vehicle

New York-based Recharge Capital, a thematic-first private investment firm, has successfully closed the first tranche of its $200M Women’s Healthcare Investment Vehicle. The fund is backed by Thiel Capital, The Olayan Family of the Olayan Group, Blue Lion Group, The Al Rashid Family of the Salmira Investment Fund, Shamrock Holdings of the Disney Family, the Ozmen Family of the Sierra Nevada Corporation,…

Parsley Health Launches Comprehensive Women’s Health Program for Employers

Parsley Health has launched a new program that focuses on providing comprehensive care for working women with complex and chronic health concerns. The program aims to deliver exceptional health outcomes by addressing a wide range of medical conditions, including autoimmune, gastrointestinal, cardiometabolic, behavioral health, and hormonal conditions. It covers women throughout their reproductive health to menopause and combines high-touch, tech-enabled virtual care…

BNY Mellon Launches New Women’s Opportunities ETF That Invests in Companies Advancing Gender Equality at Home and at Work

BNY Mellon Investment Management, an asset management firm with $1.9 trillion in assets under management is launching the BNY Mellon Women’s Opportunities ETF (ticker: BKWO) today. Listed on Nasdaq, the ETF is sub-advised by Newton Investment Management North America, a BNY Mellon investment firm and aa equity and multi-asset manager. “This addition to our growing suite of ETFs provides investors with access to Newton’s…