Fertility startup Hannah Life Technologies has raised $5.15 million in pre-Series A funding led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. Other participants in the round include Golden Gate Ventures, Anthro Ventures and medical technology entrepreneur Dr. Jack Wang. The company was co-founded in 2019 by Benjamin Tee and Prusothman Raja, is based in Singapore and participated in Y Combinator’s S20 cohort.
in an interview with Techcrunch Benjamin Tee shared that he and his wife experienced unexplained fertility, a physically and emotionally stressful time and although they eventually conceived through IVF, he felt that there could be non-invasive home based technologies to help couples conceive earlier.
He explains: “Often the burden of pregnancy falls on the female gender’s shoulders, across many cultures. As males, we wanted also to help balance the perception that infertility is often caused by female factors. Roughly half of fertility issues come from males, such as low sperm count and quality.”
Today Hannah Life offers three DTC products meant to compliment clinic-based treatment:
- twoplus Sperm Guide: A patented device made out of medical-grade silicone that concentrates sperm near the cervical opening to increase chances of fertilization
- twoplus Applicator: An applicator created for couples trying to conceive without penetrative sex that deposits sperm directly onto the cervical opening.
- twoplus Hormone Test: The test provides detailed reports on hormones, helping couples to determine their levels of fertility and potential health issues