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“Social impact is integrated in Kasha’s business model and is centered around three core themes: access to health products, access to health information, and employment and improved livelihoods for low-income women.” Joanna Bichsel, Founder of Kasha

Highlights

East-African e-Commerce startup Kasha closes a $1M round; Mental Health Femtech startup Clementine raises £1M;  Founders Factory New York announced first investments within its Healthcare Program with Strategic Partner Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Presenter applications for McKinsey’s Annual Early Stage Investor Conferece close today; ELANZA Wellness launches a virtual eggfreezing workshop; Rosy evolves to serve all areas of sexual dysfunction; Japanese Fermata launches their femtech online store in Singapore; Yale’s David Swensen lets money managers know they will be measured on their progress in increasing diversity; HIMSS announces global tech challenge to improve maternal health outcomes worldwise; Nominations are open for this year’s Top 50 in Digital HealthFemtech Insider turned 1! #happybirthday

Spotlight

We couldn’t be more excited about Kasha’s recent funding new and want to take this opportunity to introduce you to a few other African femtech startups.

Grace Health has developed a chatbot, that helps girls and women track their periods and fertility.

CHIL AI Lab offers a chatbot & telehealth service that allows women to get information about breast and cervical cancer

Nabta Health regional focus in on the Middle East & North Africa. The startup has developed a personal health assistant that covers a range of topics from pregnancy to mental health

Whispa provides girls and women anonymous sex-ed, which still is a largely taboo topic in Nigeria.

Women’s Health & E-commerce platform Kasha is currently active in Rwanda & Kenya.

In the Know

Femtech Events Overview: November 2020 (Femtech Insider)

Featured Femtech Funders: Linda Greub & Corinne Nevinny, Aveestria Ventures Co-founders (Femtech Insider)

Hi. (Chrissy Teigen / Medium)

Where Will You Stand in Healthcare’s New World Order? (Rock Health)

Protecting Your Birth: A Guide for Black Mothers (NY Times)

Menopause is a $600M Opportunity, Report Finds (Fortune)

‘Go For It’: America’s Richest Self-Made Women on Founding Businesses after 40 (Forbes)

How to Make Board Meetings Worth Everyone’s Time (Speedinvest / Medium)

Female Founders Fund’s Anu Duggal on Sourcing Deals During Covid and Investing in Founders She Never Met IRL (Forbes)

Meet Dr. Lily Peng, the 37-year-old Doctor Behind Google Health’s Diabetes Screening Tool (Business Insider)

I Know What Illegal Abortion Looks Like. Does Amy Coney Barrett? (The Hill)

Who’s Hiring? 

Future Family is hiring a Product Manager.

Nest Collaborative is hiring a Sr. Director of Digital Marketing.

Cleo is hiring a VP, People & Culture.

Everlywell is looking for a Head of Medical Affairs.

Hers is hiring a Director, Analytics.

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