Women’s Health

ThirdLove CEO & DTC Expert Heidi Zak joins INNOVO in Advisory Role

Today Atlantic Therapeutics announces that Heidi Zak, co-founder and CEO of ThirdLove will take on an advisory role in the acceleration of the INNOVO brand. INNOVO is a direct-to-consumer, FDA-approved medical device offering a clinically proven solution to stress urinary incontinence (SUI). INNOVO wants to disrupt the huge SUI category in which millions of women are being told that their only option…

African Femtech Kasha Raises $1M from Swedfund

Swedfund, the Swedish Development finance institution, announced their investment in Kasha Global, a femtech e-commerce platform with subsidiaries in Rwanda and Kenya. Kasha’s platform enables access, education and confidential distribution of women’s contraceptives, menstrual and health products, primarily to underserved women. The company’s innovative multichannel platform supports both offline and online e-commerce, providing customers with the ability to purchase products digitally using…

Simple Health’s Carrie SiuButt about the SCOTUS Ruling: “Decisions about birth control and reproductive options are best left to a patient and their doctor.”

Last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court will allow the US Administration to move forward with rules that let virtually any employer or religiously affiliated university to claim religious or moral exemption from providing birth control coverage. With more than 62 million women nationwide insured through their employers, it is estimated that as many 125,000 women will lose their contraceptive coverage within one…

Orgasm for Science: Lioness Launches a New Sex Research Platform

Last week we spoke about Lioness and the recent launch of their new sex research platform in our newsletter and unsurprisingly there’s been quite a bit of interest in our community. Sexual wellness is an integral part of overall wellbeing for everyone and we always love to see sextech startups step up to address the unique needs of women in this space.…

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…

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…