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.

“We are using ordinary clothing to collect extraordinary data. We can accelerate progress, get the missing data on women’s heart health and build the most advanced AI system for women’s healthcare. These advances are heavily dependent on participation and data collection. Together we can eliminate bias from machine learning and AI in healthcare.” Bloomer Tech

Highlights

Bloomer Tech Raises $3M Seed Round to build electrocardiogram bra; NEA announces a new $3.6B fund and plans to invest across stages in technology and healthcare deals; ASRM issues new guidance on fertility care during COVID-19 pandemic and calls for suspension of most treatments; Women of Wearables introduces new premium membership; Apple is developing a fitness app for iOS 14, that lets you download fitness videos; Bipartisan bills seek to increase telehealth in nursing homes; Online pharmacy Ro is testing a program that sends you generic prescriptions for $5 per month without insurance; At-home men’s health startup Vault launches with $30M funding; b.well Connected Care raises $16M for its personalized health platform

Company Spotlight

A lot of digital health companies are stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them are many femtech companies. Here’s a few of them.

Everlywell announces the COVID-19 $1M Development Incentive Program for Home-Collection Test

Ava is calling for research collaboration and funding around leveraging Ava’s real-time monitoring system to help provide guidance around if and when people should seek medical care

Gennev is starting a series of free webinars for women to help them manage their own health (esp in midlife) through the stress of WFH, cancelled schools and struggling businesses

Know of others? Let us know.

In The Know

Women of the C-Suite: “Have Skin Like a Rhino” – With Tania Boler, CEO of Elvie (Medium)

How Innovative Design is Reshaping the Sextech Industry (CNN)

How Human Brands Win (The Drum)

The (Pink) Elephant in the Tech Press (The Information)

Is High Quality Verticalized Healthcare the Future? (Redpoint Ventures)

How COVID-19 is Sparking a New Wave of Health Innovation (StartUp Health)

New Data Rules Could Empower Patients, But Undermine Their Privacy (NYT)

What Happens to Startups in a Recession (Medium)

Who’s Hiring?

Pill Club is hiring a Head of Pharmacy Operations.

HER is looking for a Product Designer.

Cora is looking for a Supply Chain Coordinator.

Maven is hiring a Vice President of Client Success, Strategic Market.

Everlywell is looking for a Brand Manager.

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