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“Helping expectant parents and new families find expert maternal care is at our core,” says boober founder Jada Shapiro. “We are committed to always finding the best way to deliver that critical help, whatever the circumstances.”

Highlights 

Egg freezing startup Lilia raises a 1.5M seed round; Boober, a marketplace for new and expectant parents, raises $330K in pre-seed funding; The World Bank Group and CES are looking for innovative solutions that empower women; Telehealth startup Medici raises $24M Series B; Applications for HITLAB’s Women’s Health Innovation Challenge close on May 3; Johnson & Johnson introduces the Maternal Health QuickFire Challenge offering up to $200K in grant funding; Google Cloud is moving to open up its Health API; XRHealth raises $7M to expand its VR telehealth platform; PwC presents the results of a survey about consumer health behavior before and after COVID-19; Manna Tree Ventures, an investment firm focused on human health and wellbeing has raised $141M for its first fund

Company Spotlight 

We often talk about reproductive health, but today we want to narrow it down a little further and introduce you to some startups focused on egg freezing, just like Lilia, who graduated from Y-Combinator and has now announced a seed round.

Lilia helps women explore their fertility options, research insurance coverage, lays out the egg freezing process and can arrange bookings at vetted clinics while offering on-demand support.

Elanza educates women about the big fertility questions of this generation with a focus on egg freezing

Freeze helps women decide if, when and where to freeze their eggs.

In the Know 

“There’s No Shame in Self-Love!”: Emjoy Founder Andrea Oliver Talks Sextech, COVID-19 Impact and Fundraising (Femtech Insider)

Femtech Events in May 2020: An Overview (Femtech Insider)

How Femtech Is Advancing Women’s Health (HIMSS)

Special Report: EU Lags Behind US in VC Gender Equality, Albeit with Signs of Change (Crunchbase)

Why Coronavirus Demands Women’s Leadership (Milken Institute)

Innovation Beyond COVID-19: A Call to Action in Healthcare’s New World Order (Rock Health)

Women are ‘Claiming Their Power’ in Investment Clubs of Their Own (NY Times)

Five Women on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response (UN Women)

RN Advocate: This Redesigned Rape Kit Aims to Empower Assault Survivors – and the Providers Helping Them (Fast Company)

How Tech Companies Can Help Fix U.S. Healthcare (Harvard Business Review)

Everyone Wins, If We Empower OB-GYNs with Technology (MedCity News)

Who’s Hiring? 

Gennev is looking for a Product Manager.

Flex is looking for a Director of Communications.

Joylux is looking for a Marketing Manager.

OMGyes is hiring a Research Scientist.

Clue is looking for an iOS Technical Lead.

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