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“Ro originally began as a platform targeting men’s sexual health and wellness. From there, the company created digital health clinics for women, known as Rory, and for smoking cessation, named Zero. The three clinics offer treatment for almost 20 conditions ranging from sexual health to allergies.” (Source: MobiHealthNews)

Highlights

Ro raises a $200M Series C and becomes NYC’s newest unicorn; Hims/Hers eyes deal to go public; Carrot’s Carrot Card, which allows employees to easily pay for fertility treatments, is now available globally; COYA Partners is organizing a femtech focused satellite event at this year’s Giant Health conference; Sextech thoughtleaders gathered at SxTech Summit; Madorra is among the 3 top winners at the 2020 Power of Connections Innovation Showcase; London-based sextech startup Blueheart raises €1M to democratize access to sex therapy; Sextech thought leader Bryony Cole announces Sextech School; Humana invests $100M in Home Care Startup Heal; #MedBikini goes viral on twitter

Spotlight

Here at Femtech Insider we do what we can to support and showcase early stage femtech startups. We know how hard it is to get that first pre-seed or seed check and it is incredibly encouraging to see our industry evolve and mature and more later stage deals make the news. Inspired by Ro’s raise and Hims/Hers considering to go public, we want to dedicate today’s spotlight to a few later stage femtech companies, that have raised funding in the past couple of weeks and months. 

Maven is the leading women’s and family healthcare company, providing end-to-end coverage for all paths to parenthood.

Tia is the next generation women’s healthcare platform bringing empathy and innovation together to help women thrive. 

UK-based Peanut‘s mission is to provide a social network for women to connect across fertility and motherhood.

inne is a biotech startup in Berlin with a mission to make natural contraception convenient and accurate.

Motherly is a community-driven lifestyle brand redefining motherhood.

Kindbody is reinventing healthcare for the modern family, starting with fertility, family-building and wellness benefits. 

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In the Know

The Fight for Fertility Equality (NY Times)

#MedBikini: Why Doctors Are Posing in Swimwear on Social Media (Scientific America)

Rethinking Artificial Intelligence Through Feminism (CCCB Lab)

US Healthcare is in Flux. Here’s What Employers Should Do. (HBR)

‘Allowing Women to Own Their Bodies’: The New Wave of Femtech Startups to Watch (Evening Standard)

Menopause: The Digital Health DTC Up-And-Comer (HTD Research)

Digital Health Venture Funding Rises in First Half, Despite Pandemic (Washington Post)

More Women are VC Decision Makers, but Parity is a Long Way Off (Axios)

Two Femtech Founders Improving Maternal & Infant Health in the Wake of COVID-19 (StartUP Health)

Mental Health Tech Companies Face a Wide Gulf in Engagement (STAT News)

What Would Make Every Doctor Use Digital Health? (The Medical Futurist)

The Future of UK Angel Investing (Medium)

Who’s Hiring? 

Sera Prognostics is hiring a Senior Medical Technologist.

Evofem is looking for a Sales Representative.

The Pill Club is looking to hire a Legal Counsel.

Her is looking for a Product Designer.

The Cusp is hiring a Marketing Lead.

Revel is looking for a Regional Community Lead.

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