Women’s Health

Feminine Intimate Care Brand Queen V Is Acquired by Reckitt Benckiser

U.K.based personal hygiene company Reckitt Benckiser has announced the acquisition of intimate care brand Queen V last week. Queen V has been around since 2018 and offers a selection of vaginal hygiene and health products. The company was backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, and has sold products at Walmart and CVS. Queen V will now join Reckitt Benckiser’s health global business, that’s…

Femtech Insider’s Kathrin Folkendt Talks Women’s Health Innovation, PCOS and Entrepreneurship on UK Health Radio’s Health Tech Hour

Ever wondered how Femtech Insider came to be? You’re in luck as our founder Kathrin Folkendt recently told the whole story on UK Health Radio’s Health Tech Hour, a weekly interview series hosted by PocDoc CEO Steve Roest. Kathrin openly shares how her own struggles with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) led to the start of Femtech Insider and subsequently the founding of…

Philipps and Merck Partner to Advance Personalized Fertility Treatment

Digital health and virtual care technologies have proved invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping patients and their care teams in virtual contact, accelerating digital transformation in healthcare. Digital technologies including remote patient monitoring, cloud-based services and AI are playing an ever more important part in achieving better patient outcomes, better patient and staff experiences, and low cost of care – the…

Family Benefits Company Cleo Expands Leadership Team Following Banner Year of Growth

As it enters its fifth year in operation, family benefits company Cleo has announced it is strengthening its diverse leadership team with the addition of three key executives – marking the beginning of another record year for the company.  Cleo welcomes Amy Kux as Chief Financial Officer, Andrea Lessard as VP of People, and Martin Payne as Chief Commercial Officer to its…

Hormone Tracking Startup Eli Raises a $1.5M Seed Round Led by Vectr Ventures & 2048 Ventures

Eli, a company enabling women to own their fertility and health decisions with a novel hormone tracking technology, today announced its $1.5 million USD seed round led by Vectr Ventures & 2048 Ventures. The round closed in December 2020 with the participation of Real Ventures, Techstars, Panache Ventures, Ramen Ventures, MEDTEQ+, and serial entrepreneur Steven Arless, who also joined the board. The…

Pelvic Health Company Renovia Names New CEO and Completes Enrollment for Its Randomized Control Trial

Renovia, a women-led company that develops digital therapeutics for female pelvic floor disorders, today announced the appointment of Eileen Maus in Q4 2020 as the company’s president and CEO. Under her leadership, Renovia completed patient enrollment in its all-virtual randomized control trial (RCT) for the leva Digital Therapeutic one month ahead of schedule. Ms. Maus is an accomplished leader in women’s health and has directed the success…

Kountable and Proof Market Partner to Solve Digital ID and Deliver Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Women Across the Global South

Kountable and Proof Market announce a strategic alliance to source and deliver Diabetes, COVID-19, and other rapid diagnostic test kits to women across Low and Middle Income Countries. The alliance will empower one billion women in developing countries including Africa, India, and the Middle East with access to the highest quality rapid diagnostic test kits they need, at the price, volume, and…

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…