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“As women’s health investors, we have the unique opportunity to foster new category creation. Given the historical lack of investment in women’s healthcare, innovation has lagged and, as such, the category is still nascent.” SteelSky Ventures’ Maria Velissaris about the fund’s investment in Ruby Love (Image: Ruby Love)

Highlights

Period Apparel Company Ruby Love secures a new round of investment led by SteelSky Ventures.

Unilever Ventures-backed Womaness launches a collection of new menopause products.

Rhia Ventures appoints Erika Seth Davies as new CEO.

Roche receives FDA approval for the first companion diagnostic to identify endometrial cancer patients eligible for immunotherapy.

Todos Medical acquires Provista Diagnostics and its proprietary Videssa breast cancer blood test.

U.S. Reality TV personality Cynthia Bailey-Hill supports Reponsum a new fibroid app and online patient community.

United Health Foundation launches a $2.6M partnership with Touro University Nevada to improve maternal health and reduce disparities in underserved communitites.

Frost & Sullivan awards OCON Healthcare with the 2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award.

Cigna teams up with startup Ginger to offer mental health care to all its members in the U.S.

Evofem announces the presentation of two new Phexxi datasets at the 2021 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting.

Finance Exec Meredith Whitney joins Kindbody as the company’s new CFO.

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In the Know

Why are private healthcare organisations turning to femtech? (Femtech Insider)

Meet Mirvie, a Femtech Startup Creating a Blood Test for Early Detection of Pregnancy Complications (Femtech Insider)

All Raise Annual Report: “2020 was not a good year for women and non-binary individuals in tech and venture.” (Femtech Insider)

Women’s Digital Health Startups Reap Record VC Funding on Covid Surge (Bloomberg)

Market Access for Femtech Founders (Medium / Heal Capital)

Endometriosis: They call it a women’s disease, but she wants to redefine it. (NY Times)

People are flocking to sextech startups to stock up on lube and lingerie to prepare for a wild summer of hookups. And VCs are taking notice. (Business Insider)

Freda: Trans people highlight importance of ‘period inclusivity’ in new campaign (Pink News)

The digital mental health market is booming. Here’s why some experts are concerned. (Fierce Healthcare)

Modern State of Fertility: The New Normal – Timelines for Marriage & Kids (Modern Fertility)

The Future of Healthcare: Virtual First (Joe Conelly / Substack)

The clitoris, pain and pap smears: how ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ redefined women’s health (Guardian)

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