Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

AARP Innovation Labs are currently running a hackathon and offering cash prizes to developers, designers and creative thinkers who are passionate about finding ways to enhance the quality of life for women before, during, and after menopause.

Highlights

AARP Innovation Labs are running ‘Hacking Menopause’, a menopause focused hackathon; Milk Stork adds international shipping options; Pearl Fertility is raising 5K on Indiegogo; Sextech startup Vibio is raising 38K on Kickstarter; Period care company TOTM is currently running a crowdinvesting campaign; The Oscars rejected Frida Mom’s postpartum ad for being too graphic; The American Medical Association releases a new study on physician’s motivations and requirements for adopting digital health; Goddess Detox faces lawsuit over vaginal detox solution; Personal care conglomerate Edgewell pulls out of deal to buy Harry’s to avoid a government lawsuit; As DNA testing sales decline, Ancestry lays off 6% of its workforce; Chatbots are screening for corona virus

Company Spotlight

In last week’s newsletter we shared the news of HeyMama’s $2M raise. Clearly female focused social networks are on the rise and we want to introduce you to some of the most noteworthy ones today.

HeyMama is a premium social network for working mothers

Revel is a community built exclusively for women over the age of 50.

Elpha is a professional network for women in tech.

Femstreet is a newsletter and community focused on women in startups and venture capital

In The Know

9 Indian Femtech Startups to Watch in 2020 (Femtech Insider)

SEE HER THRIVE’s Clare-Louise Knox: “I made it my life’s mission to ensure no women is disadvantaged at work because of a reproductive health condition.” (Femtech Insider)

Bayer’s Aino Försti-Smith: “After realising what a difference something I have always taken for granted could make in a woman’s life in Africe, there was no turning back.” (Femtech Insider)

MobileODT Whitepaper: Will Telehealth be the Answer to America’s Growing OB-GYN Shortage? (Femtech Insider)

Employer Sponsored Fertility Benefits Aren’t Just for Tech Workers Anymore (Bizjournals.com)

Interview with Cathy Sebag and Gal Brenner, founders of Hela Health (Women of Wearables)

A Women’s Health Technology Case Study: Elvie (Jabil)

Biased Algorithms Learn from Biased Data: 3 Kinds of Biases Found in AI Data Sets (Forbes)

What No One Tells Black Women about Fibroids (Zora)

Is Freezing Your Eggs Worth It? 3 People, Who’ve Been There, Explain (Bustle)

Prepare for the Femtech Revolution, coming straight from Israel (Israel21c)

Who’s Hiring?

Oova is looking for a Backend Engineer.

Unbound is hiring a Media and Partnerships Intern.

The Cusp is looking for a Marketing Lead.

Moon + Lead is hiring a Sales Representative.

Revel is looking for a CTO.

Alpha Medical is hiring a Physician.

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