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.

“Our commitment to the entire field of women’s health and well-being through technology is compelling. Now more than ever, we believe that digital health projects with a scientific component are a powerful ally in enhancing public and private health systems.” Laurence Fontinoy, WOOM CEO & Co-founder

Highlights

Madrid-based WOOM raises €2M to further grow its women’s health offering; Modern Fertility launches preganancy test, ovulation tests and a fertility app; Ro and Ribbon Health team up to bridge the gap between telehealth and in-person care; Melinda Gates & MacKenzie Bezos launch $30M gender equality initiative; Former AirBnB & eBay Exec Laura Chambers joins Willow as CEO; Ovarian Cancer Screening Company Vermillion announces rebranding and name change to Aspira Women’s Health; Virtual care and conversation platfrom Conversa raises a $12M Series B; Headspace secures another $47.7M in funding

Company Spotlight 

Yesterday our much anticipated VC Femtech Office Hours took place and one thing, that stood out to us was the number of startups from Spain, who participated. When thinking about femtech in Europe, we’ve mostly been looking to the UK and Germany, but it’s about time we add Spain to our list. WOOM just secured $2M to grow its services and it wouldn’t surprise us, if a number of other Spanish startups follow in their footsteps soon. Here’s a few femtech startups from Spain, we’ll be watching closely:

WOOM is a data model driven startup to empower women to maximize chances of pregnancy either natural or through medical treatment.

LactApp is a Barcelona based StartUp that provides Artificial Intelligence in novel use cases: Breastfeeding and Maternity.

Emjoy is an app of audio sessions personalized for you, based on science and psychology from real sex therapists, to guide you toward a more fulfilling sex life.

In the Know

Women’s Health Innovation Coalition: A Q&A with Springboard Enterprises Kristen Comer (Femtech Insider)

Females Are Still Routinely Left Out of Medical Research – And Ignored in Analyses of Data (STAT News)

Women’s Health: Femtech Is Set for Growth. But How to Balance Trust, Privacy and Innovation (WoW Blog)

The Potential and the Pitfalls of Medical AI (Economist)

Fertility Startups See a Burst in Demand as Minds Turn to Baby-making (Sifted)

Lips’ Val Elefante: “Social Media will never be the same again.” (Medium)

Why Founder of Clue Ida Tin Coined the Term FemTech (Insider)

“Telemedicine does not provide as much revenue to hospitals as in-person care.” (CNBC)

A Femtech Boom: Putting Women First (Spectator)

It’s Time for a New Electronic Health Record (HBR)

Who’s Hiring? 

Callaly is looking for a Full Stack Developer.

Elvie is hiring a Lead Product Manager.

WOOM is hiring a Data Scientist.

Adia is looking for a Technical Lead/ VP od Engineering.

Syrona Women is hiring OB/GYN Nurses for Online Consultations.

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