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“Another great quality of this generation when it comes to the sex culture, is that they overshare. They are happy to tell their stories with openness, as a solution to enhance their sex lives. This generation craves more from life than just a career – a healthy mind and body is far more important.” Chloe Macintosh, Kama founder
(Source: Forbes, Image: Kama)

Highlights

Women’s Health startup Twentyeight Health raises a $5.1M seed round; Sexual Wellness App Kama raises a $3M seed round; Essity Ventures partners with Endometrix; kegg launches a 2-in-1 medical device to help women in their conception journey; Reproductive health startup Parla launches in the app store; Joylux’s Colette Courtion makes Inc.’s Female Founders 100 list; Adore Me partners with MAS holding to commercialize a series of femtech product innovations; Playfair Capital is organizing Female Founder Office Hours on Nov 5 and Nov 12

Spotlight

October 18 is World Menopause Day, so it’s probably no surprise we’re dedicating our spotlight section today to those innovating for women going through menopause!

The Cusp is a telemedicine service focused on women’s health in perimenopause and beyond.

KaNDdy Therapeutics is developing a non-hormonal treatment for multiple symptoms of the menopause including hot flashes and waking due to night sweats.

Gennev is an online clinic for menopause with the mission is to help women take control of their health in the second half of life.

Elektra Health is a next gen healthcare platform for women navigating perimenopause & menopause.

Nobody Told Me is a Germany-based platform with the goal to empower women going through menopause.

Lisa Health combines technology-enabled solutions and community to empower women to thrive during menopause and midlife.

UK-based startup Alva supports women going through menopause with evidence-based content and advice.

UK Benefits platform peppy is offering services for employees going through menopause.

Grace is an automated tracking and cooling bracelet, ready to detect and fend off hot flashes.

See Her Thrive recently released a Menopause Toolkit targeting employers.

In the Know

World Menopause Day: How Cultural Representations of ‘The Change’ Are Empowering Women (The Conversation)

The Tampon Tax May Be Gone, But Menstruation Is Still Treated As a Luxury (Forbes)

‘We Have to Change Who the Investors Are’: How Women VCs Are Working to Fund Black and Female Founders (Fortune)

Yes, Women Entrepreneurs Do Raise Money – Lots of It. Here’s How. (Inc.)

Femtech Trailblazers Talk Innovation and Capitalization to Meet Women’s Unmet Needs (Biospace)

How RGB’s Voice shaped the Court’s – And America’s – Views on Women’s Health for a Generation (Health Affairs)

‘GUYnecology’: Why Men’s Reproductive Health Matters (YaleNews)

Diversity in AI: The Invisible Men and Women (MIT Sloan)

New Study Shows Sex Biases in Drug Dosage Trials Lead to Overmedicated Women (Drug Topics)

Why Walmart is Partnering with DTC Brands to Expand its Sexual Wellness Aisle (Modern Retail)

Internal Talkspace Memo Illustrates Challenge of Delivering Virtual Mental Health Services in 50 States (CNBC)

How Eggfreezing Got Rebranded as the Ultimate Act of Self-Care (Guardian)

Who’s Hiring? 

Hers is looking for a Director, Analytics.

Saral Designs is hiring a Program Manager.

OMGyes is looking for a Qualitativer Content Researcher.

Progenity is hiring a Lead Engineer of Scientific Computing.

Tia is looking for a Virtual Care Coordinator.

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