Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

“Lack of access to midwives isn’t a new phemomenon, that started during the pandemic. Around 30% of parents-to-be in Germany don’t have access to a midwife.” Victoria Engelhardt, Keleya Co-founder and CEO (Image: Keleya)


Berlin-based Keleya raises a €3M Series A to continue growing its platform for parents-to-be.

Femtech pioneer Elvie adds new funds bringing its Series C to £70M.

Cleveland-based pelvic health startup Renalis raises a $800K pre-seed round.

Fertility startups kegg raises $1.5M to invest in B2B growth.

SimpliFed raises a $500K pre-seed round to revolutionize infant nutrition.

Joyance Partners announces SH², a new fund focused on companies that help people live longer and better.

Bone Health Technologies adds 2 osteoporosis experts to its Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Edward Evantash joins Femasys to lead clinical development programs as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer.

Hims & Hers’ new Chief Growth Officer plans to double down on Hers-focused specialties Mental Health and Dermatology.

The Apple Watch may get blood pressure and fertility features, but not anytime soon.

Applications for Digital.Health London’s Flagship Accelerator program close on Sep 12.

In the Know

How Vira Health Founder Andrea Berchowitz Went Viral with Her TED TAlk about Menopause and Gender Inequality at Work (Femtech Insider)

Next Health Accelerator, a New Senegalese Program Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Africa Announces its First Cohort (Femtech Insider)

Femtech Trendwatch: Pelvic Health, VR meets Healthcare & Employer Healthcare Strategies. (Femtech Insider)

Report: 7 Insights on Investing in Working Families Now and Moving Forward (Femtech Insider)

Britain needs babies more than frozen eggs (The Times)

What to watch for as the long-awaited Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial unfolds (STAT News)

Why Venture Capitalism Needs Anthropologists (Response-Ability Tech)

An Experimental Birth Control Attacks Sperm Like a Virus (Wired)

How Digital Health Can Help Refugees Access Medical Care (MobiHealthNews)

Just Say It: The Health Care System Has Collapsed (Slate)

The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity (NY Times)

Menopause Symptoms Start Long Before Women Stop Getting Their Periods, New Study Shows (Forbes)

Who’s Hiring? 

Nurx is hiring a Director of Engineering.

Flo is looking for a Product Marketing Manager.

Ro is hiring a Freelance Health Writer.

Carrot is looking for a Sr. Product Designer.

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