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 believe lab testing will be rapid, simple, and coupled with virtual care in the near future,” Julia Cheek, Everlywell Founder and CEO.

Highlights

Everlywell raises $175M to expand consumer lab testing & digital health offerings; Menstrual health startup Vulvani launches new period-themed stock photo library; Babyscripts nabs $4M from a network of Health System Investors; Twentyeight Health will join Healthify’s SDoH network to provide low- and no-cost birth control to people in need; U.S. HHS unveils action plan to address maternal morbidity; Femtech startup Bia & Imperial College London collaborate on a survey to understand health behaviors around menopause care; Beer brand Brewdog & Bloody Good Period team up in fight for menstrual equity; The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Contract to Evofem Biosciences for Phexxi Contraceptive Gel; Ada Ventures closes first fund at $50M, investing in diverse founders tackling society’s problems

A Note from a Partner

In the Know

A Closer Look at STATION F’s New Femtech Accelerator Program with Marine Wetzel (Femtech Insider)

Twentyeight Health’s Amy Fan: “I wanted to bring the human-centric approach from beauty to healthcare.” (Femtech Insider)

Meet the 16 Femtech Startups Pitching at McKinsey’s Early Stage Investor Conference! (Femtech Insider)

Peppy’s Mridula Pore: “All of us will have episodes in our lives, where our health is vulnerable. We may not consider ourselves ill enough to go to a medical doctor, but we do need support.” (Femtech Insider)

Elvie’s Tania Boler Talks Breaking Taboos in Tech, Healthcare & Women’s Bodies (GirlTalkHQ)

Pregnant People Aren’t Receiving Mental Health Support During Coronavirus, Study Finds (Forbes)

Consumer Perspectives on Telehealth and Virtual Healthcare Survey Highlights (HIMSS)

Kegg’s Kristina Cahojova on the Complexity of Conception Journey, Raising $1.5M in Seed and Why Femtech is the Next Big Thing in Asia (Forbes)

Next-gen Digital Health Innovation in Clinical Trials (Rock Health)

Female Doctors Spend More Time with Patients, But Earn Less Money Than Men (NPR)

The Dawn of Digital Medicine (Economist)

Domestic Violence in America 2020 (Medium / Halle Tecco)

Funding Female Founders: If Male VCs Won’t Do It, Women Angels and Limited Partners Will (Forbes)

Who’s Hiring? 

Thinx is hiring a Director or Retention Marketing.

Fempo is looking for a Head of Operations.

Pill club is hiring a Medical Assistant.

Steadysense if looking for a Full Stack Developer.

Nurx is hiring a Senior Product Manager – Patient Experience.

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