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“Rachel Jiang, who runs Amazon Alexa’s health and wellness team, says the company worked on the skill after noticing that customers were using the device to set up medication reminders.”

Highlights

Fertility startup Mojo is coming out of stealth to announce a $1.8M seed round; CBInsights releases their Q3 Global Healthcare Report; Amazon Alexa will now remind you when to take your pills, ELANZA Wellness launches “Fertility Fit” Program; India’s Fireside Ventures announces its second $60M fund and their investment in Gynoveda, an ayurveda healthtech brand in the menstrual health space; Patient engagement management platform Wellframe raises $20M Series C

Company Spotlight 

Taking ELANZA Wellness launch as inspiration we want to introduce you to a couple of startups in the egg freezing space this week.

ELANZA Wellness founders Brittany Hawkins and Catherine Hendy started their company after freezing their eggs. Their own experiences sparked a mission to help other women better understand their fertility and what evidence-based steps they can take to improve it.

Freeze is on a mission to simplify egg freezing and wants to help women decide if, when and where to freeze their eggs.

Trellis is not a traditional fertility clinic, but a fertility studio – a revolutionary wellness destination where state-of-the-art egg freezing science meets wellness.

Naula supports patients along their fertility journey. Their app supports IVF, IUI, FET, egg freezing, surrogacy or egg donation,  keeps all medications and appointments in one place, with video instructions, reminders and an easy-to-use calendar.

In The Know

FemTech: Controversial of Necessary? (Femtech Insider)

Silicon Valley is Bad at Making Products that Suit Women. That is a Missed Opportunity. (Economist)

Saving Lives with AI: Israeli Femtech Firm Offers Cervical Cancer Screenings with Mobile Device (No Camels)

The Well Woman, Redefined: Five Female Femtech Founders Shaping Women’s Health (Medium)

Menopause: The Women’s Health Issue that Is Finally Starting to Get Recognition (Worth)

More Black Women are Seeking IVF Treatment Due to Michelle Obama’s Infertility Story (Black Enterprise)

Vagina Museum Founder Florence Schechter on Body Politics, Teasing Trolls and Millenia of Marginalisation (Evening Standard)

Why We Need to Talk About Infertility at Work (Yahoo Finance)

Better Birth Control Could Exist, but It Wouldn’t Pay for Big Pharma (Bloomberg)

Who’s Hiring?

Hers is looking for a Chief of Staff.

Cleo is hiring a Customer Success Manager.

Alydia is looking to hire a Sr.Manager/Director Quality Assurance.

Future Family want to hire a Senior Accountant.

Tia is Hiring a Full Stack Engineer.

Ava is Hiring a Clinical Researcher.

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