What’s New in #Femtech This Week?

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Back to the Basics: Techstars NYC’s Managing Director Jenny Fielding announced the accelerator’s 2020 focus on health, wealth and happiness. 

Highlights

Techstars NYC announces 2020 focus on health, wealth and happiness; Rock Health publishes new report on gender equity at healthcare startups and VCs in 2019; Deloitte presents the results of its 2019 global health consumer survey; Caroline Ramade shares details about AXA and 50inTech’s new Femtech Accelerator; Starting from summer 2020 doctors in Germany will be allowed to prescribe health apps; Deep6 raises $17M to use AI to help find patients for clinical trials

Company Spotlight 

According to a recent article in Wired, fitness trackers and wearables are ignoring a $50B Market: Women. While we agree with the article overall, we want to point out, that there are companies in the wearables and health tracking space, who haven’t forgotten about women’s health. Today we want to introduce you to some of them.

Bellabeat creates innovative products that help women easily track their overall health and wellness.

Bloomlife is a women’s health company combining clinically validated wearables with data analytics to improve birth outcomes.

Clue is a period tracking and fertility app. Its mission is to empower people to be in charge of their lives while moving science and health research forward.

Elvie’s first product Elvie Trainer is a smart pelvic floor exerciser and app, that helps with bladder control, postnatal recovery and intimacy.

In The Know

IQVIA’s New Report: The Growing Value of Digital Health (Femtech Insider)

Lessons from the Failed Chatbot Revolution – and 5 Industries Where the Tech is Making a Comeback (CBInsights)

Femtech ‘Adapted’ to Benefit Women and Girls in Poorer Countries (Financial Times)

Japanese Store ‘Rethinks’ Badges for Staff on Periods (BBC)

Doctors are Turning to YouTube to Learn How to Do Surgical Procedures, but There’s No Quality Control (CNBC)

Why Big Tech Should Stay Out of Healthcare (Washington Monthly)

Industry Voices: Helping Hospitals Prepare for New Maternal Health Accreditation Standards (Fierce Healthcare)

Dr Serap Aksu is Developing Nano-Devices, that Help Detect Cervical Cancer (AXA)

Who’s Hiring?

EverlyWell is hiring a Chief of Staff.

Tia is looking for a Fullstack Engineer.

Woom in looking to hire an Android Developer.

Progyny is hiring a VP, Sales.

Wildflower Health is looking for an Associate Content Manager.

Fempo is hiring a Junior Logistics Manager.

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