2023? It’s a wrap! And as every year we want to take a look back today at the year that was in the world of women’s health innovation. Our Weekly Femtech Insider Brief has been at the center of our work since our launch in 2019. So what better way to reflect than to take a look at the headlines, that got thousands in our industry thinking, talking, founding and funding last year!

Without doubt 2023 has been a difficult and trying year for many (including us here at Femtech Insider!), but looking back: It wasn’t all bad. And putting together our yearly round-up below, I’d say we have a lot of reasons to be celebrating the many things we as a community have accomplished.

All of us here at Femtech Insider are grateful to be serving you, a group of innovators pushing the boundaries for women’s health every day – thank you for all you do and thank you for being on this journey with us! Thank you for reading, subscribing, and working with us! We wouldn’t be here without you.

But now, without further due: Here’s a year of femtech as documented in Femtech Insider Newsletter headlines! We truly hope you enjoy our little “Femtech Rewind” moment!

See you all in 2024 – we can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish together, and share all your progress next year!


January 5, 2023 – LunaJoy’s $2.4M seed round; Carallel raises a $8.2M Series A; Movano Health’s Evie Ring; Femtech in 2023

January 12, 2023 – Peppy’s $45M Series B; Organon invests $8M in Claria Medical; Herself Health raises $7M; CirrusMD adds abortion care; Careers in Femtech

January 19, 2023 – Oula Health’s $19.1M Series A; Posterity Health raises $7.5M; Oma Fertility’s New Shared Egg Freezing Program; Salad’s $270K pre-seed round

January 26, 2023 – Babylist acquires Expectful; LEIA Health’s €1.4M pre-seed round; Oya Apparel adds $1.3M; MCI invests in Eppin Pharma; Femtech in Southeast Asia


February 2, 2023 – Teal Health’s $8.8M seed round; TBD Health raises $4.4M; Evvy’s Vaginal Healthcare Platform; XbyX’s pre-Series A; Tia partners with Cedars-Sinai

February 9, 2023 – MicaAI Medical raises $3M; HBMAT’s seed round; Qvin gets FDA approval in Thailand; Newel Health receives $2.5M grant, SEO for women’s health

February 16, 2023 – Twentyeight Health’s $8.3M pre-Series A; Natural Cycles raises $7M from Samsung Ventures; Menopause at the Superbowl; Doveras launch

February 23, 2023 – Axena Health’s $25M Series A; Innitius raises €1.8M; Ovaroids; Neotech acquires Laally Bridge; Wawa Fertility’s UK launch


March 2, 2023 – Egal raises $1M; Skin + Me’s £10M Series B; Tally Health launch; Ovia Health adds menopause tracking; Femtech Investment Round-up

March 9, 2023 – Kindbody adds $100M; Meela raises €550K; March of Dimes invests in Raydiant Oxymetry; Ruth Health partners with Babylist; International Women’s Day

March 16, 2023 – Amboy Street Ventures’ $20M debut fund; Gynoveda’s $10M Series A; Sumitovant Pharma acquires Myovant for $1.7B; Iron Health launches with $4.5M

March 23, 2023 – Maven Clinic acquires Naytal; Swehl launches with $1.1M; Emulait’s $11M Series A; Fount raises $12M; FDA nod for BD’s vaginitis test

March 30, 2023 – Luna Daily’s $3.7M seed round; Mate adds $4.2M; 123 Baby Box’s $1.2M pre-seed round; Rita’s beta-launch; Bayer scales back women’s health R&D


April 6, 2023 – Eli raises $3.6M: Clue adds €7M; Monarch Collective’s $100M debut fund; Christina Aguilera joins Playground; FemHealth Accelerator launch

April 13, 2023 – Twentyeight Health acquires SimpleHealth; Felix’s $10M Series A; Medherant adds £3M; Mitera’s new certification program; Tally Health raises $10M

April 20, 2023 – MilkMate raises $5M; OTO acquires South West Brands; Perci Health’s £3.4M seed round; SimpliFed partners with Willow; Celmatix’s new PCOS program

April 27, 2023 – Define Ventures’ New $460M Digital Health Funds; Vice Ventures Closes $25M Fund; Little Journey Raises £2.5M; Gather Health’s $15M Series A


May 4, 2023 – Practice Better adds $27M, Morgan Health invests $25M in Kindbody; Bonatra acquires MyAva; ‘Accelerating FemTech’ Launch; TARA Mind raises $3M

May 11, 2023 – Embr Labs raises $35M; Tia expands mental health services; HelloBetter adds $7M; Mi Alma’s $1.5M pre-seed round

May 18, 2023 – Wellthy Raises $25.5M; Amara Therapeutics Adds €3M; FDA Approval for Astellas’ VMS Drug; Gates Foundation grants $8.3M to Kallyope

May 25, 2023 – Intrinsic Adds $15M; Neura Health’s $8M Seed Round; Bumble Acquires Fruitz; FemTec Health Shuts Down


June 1, 2023 – BBy’s $3M Seed Round; Mate Fertility Closes $5.2M Series A; Rosy Wellness Adds $1.2M; AI In IVF Care; ORA’s $10M Series A

June 8, 2023 – Twig Fertility’s $8M Series A; NEXT Life Sciences raises $1.55M; Gedea Biotech adds €1.3M; AHARA launches with $10M+

June 15, 2023 – Pomelo Care’s $25M Series A; Oova Adds $10.3M; Thirty Madison Buys The Pill Club Assets; Mozart Therapeutics Raises $25M; Selva Ventures Fund II

June 22, 2023 – Caraway’s $16.75M Series A; Midnight Health’s $24M Series B; Future Medical Raises £4,37M; Recharge Capital’s $200M Women’s Health Fund

June 29, 2023 – Springbank VC’s New $35M Fund; SOS Adds $7.6M; Celmatix’s Oral Fertility Drug Program; DUOS Adds $10M; ESHRE Updates


July 6, 2023 – Fertifa’s £5M Seed Round; Alfie Health Launches with $2.1M; Kindred’s Raises $1M; Kindlabs Launch; Bobbie Teams Up with Elvie

July 13, 2023 – Bobbie’s $70M Series C, Sonio Raises $14M; Guud’s $1.7M Seed Round; Daye Launches Virtual Period Pain Clinic; £1.5M for the ‘Fastball’ Test

July 20, 2023 – Herself Health’s $26M Series A; Attn: Grace Adds $2M; &SISTERS Acquires Mooncup; FDA Approval for OTC Oral Contraceptive

July 27, 2023 – Kasha’s $21M Series B, Family First Raises $11M; Hale’s €350K Pre-seed Round; Emagine Secures $1M; Saliva-based Endotest


August 3 , 2023 – HerMD Raises $18M; Pelvital’s $2.6M Seed Round; Béa Fertility Adds £2.5M; Femtech Meets Barbie; FDA Approval for Nesa Medtech

August 10, 2023 – Helpful’s $7.5M Seed Round; Mirvie receives $4.6M Grant; BPEA EQT Acquires Majority Stake in Indira IVF; FDA Approves Postpartum Depression Pil

August 17, 2023 – Escala Medical Secures €5.5M; FDA Approval for Sequel; Celmatix Partners with Aché Laboratórios; Amazon Partners with Maven Clinic

August 24, 2023 – Visana Health’s $10.1M Seed Round; Delphinus Raises $12M; Mercury 13 Launch; UCL’s Menopause Education Program; Hey Jane Expands

August 31, 2023 – Nevia Bio’s $3M Seed Round; FDA Clearance for Sonio; Progyny Partners with Gennev & Midi Health; Quest Capital Fund III


September 7, 2023 – Jude’s $4.24M Seed Round; Pumpspotting Raises $2.2M; FDA Approval For Daye; FimmCyte Joins BII Venture House; Clearblue’s New Menopause Test

September 14, 2023 – Mosie Baby Raises $1M; Mavida Health’s $1.5M Pre-seed Round; Caldera Medical Acquires Atlantic Therapeutics; NK:IO adds £1.2M; CE Mark for TMRW

September 21, 2023 – GE HealthCare Secures $44M Grant; $3.3M for CLEONA, Natural Cycles’ Apple Watch Integration; New Biomarker to Predict Hot Flashes

September 28, 2023 – Midi Health’s $25M Series A; Evvy Raises $14M; Meeno’s $3.9M Seed Round; New VC Fund age1; Notify Therapeutics Adds €5M


Oct 5, 2023 – Partum Health’s $3.1M Seed Round; Pollin Raises $20M; FemHealth Ventures Closes $32M Fund; Oura Launches Cycle Insights; Investment Round-up

Oct 12, 2023 – Diana Health’s $34M Series B; AOA Dx Raises $17M, Kranus Health Adds $8.5M; Hinge Health Teams Up with Perifit; MDisrupt Adds $3M

Oct 19, 2023 – Allara’s $10M Series A; Gals Bio’s Tulipon Launches on Indiegogo, World Menopause Day; Daye & Lindus Health’s Partnership; Unprude Launch

Oct 26, 2023 – MEDICE Acquires femfeel; $5M Endowment from Ferring for ASRM; New FDA Digital Health Committee; ULTA Beauty Partners with SOS; Metabolic Health


Nov 2, 2023 – Signos’ $20M Series B; Softinnova Launches $200M Digital Medicine Fund; LactApp’s New Lactation Care Clinic; Oura Collaborates with Cronometer

Nov 9, 2023 – Needed Raises $14M; Penda Acquires Grace Health; Black Opal Ventures Launch; Midi Health’s U.S. Expansion; Femtech Investment Round-up

Nov 16, 2023 – Mauj Raises $500K; Bloomer Tech Receives $1.9M NIH Grant; Knix’ Perimenopause Campaign; New White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research

Nov 23, 2023 –  Frieda Health’s €2.5M Pre-seed Round; Inito’s $6M Series A; Movano Health’s Evie Launch; Pregnolia Raises $2.47M; Lunit Secures $150M

Nov 30, 2023 – MiMARK’s €4.22M Seed Round; GE Launches ByBreastAI; Season Acquires Assets from Wellory; Ovia Health Launches Fertility Benefits


Dec 7, 2023 – Pharmavite Acquires Bonafide Health; MIM Fertility’s $2M Seed Round; Orchid’s $12M Raise; NIH Grant for Metabolon; FDA Clearance for Mosie Baby

Dec 14, 2023 – Freya Biosciences’ $38M Series A; Aditxt Acquires Evofem; Maya Oncology Raises $4.25M; Somedays Acquires Aisle; Flow Medical Adds $2M