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.

“After being misdiagnosed with cancer and dismissed by many healthcare professionals, I knew I had to not only advocate for myself but for all women who are told that side effects are normal. I quit my job and took on two health degrees, which is when I discovered that the root cause of my illness was a hormonal imbalance.” Shardi Nahavandi, Co-founder of Tuune.

Highlights

UK-based hormonal health and contraception startup Tuune Raises $4.6M to launch in the U.S.  market.

Bone Health Technologies is awarded a $2.7M NIH commercialization readiness pilot.

Jennis, founded by Olympic Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, raises a £1M pre-seed round for its wellness app, that helps women map their workouts to their cycle.

UK-based femtech startup The Lowdown raises $800K in pre-seed funding.

Amma Pregnancy Tracker raises $2M to invest in growth and internationalization.

Instacart CEO Fidji Simo joins new Women’s Health Research Institute Metrodora.

Maternal and neonatal health company Sera Prognosticsappoints Dr. Michael R. Foley as Chief Medical Officer.

Femtech Investment Round-up: September 2021


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In the Know

The Case for Her’s Louise Klintner: “Menstrual product stigma has a significant bearing on market logics.” (Femtech Insider)

Femtech Trendwatch: Femtech from Singapore to Africa, Menopause Awareness Month & The Breast Cancer Brand (Femtech Insider)

Bloomer Tech Founder Alicia Chong Rodriguez Took Center Stage at TED to Talk about Heart Disease in Women (Femtech Insider)

Indie Beauty Brands Scrambled to Make the Most of Monday’s Social Media Outage (Beauty Independent)

A woman was successfully treated for depression with an electric brain implant (The Guardian)

Giving Birth under the Taliban (BBC)

A Doula for Everything: An Interview with the National Black Doula Association (Knix)

20 Places Around the World Where Governments Provide Free Period Products (Global Citizen)

How prescription drugs got the direct-to-consumer treatment (Thingtesting)

Something Ventured: Life Sciences and Health – Where IPOs Happen Earlier – Have More Female Founders (Crunchbase)

Femtech startups nearly doubled in funding dollars from last year, but still make up small percent of market (MobiHealthNews)

For abortion care, physicians may need to step aside to support patients (STAT News)


👩‍💻 Are you hiring right now? Let us help!

Over the past few months we’ve helped hundreds find their dream jobs at companies dedicated to innovation in women’s health. Today we’re stepping it up, taking our efforts to the next level and soft-launching our new femtech job board 2.0 in collaboration with Pallet!

On Femtech Jobs we curate the best open roles at women’s health companies and share them with our ever growing community of femtech enthusiasts!

Posting to the board itself is free for now. If you want our help promoting your role to our audience, have a look at Featured Listings and get 10% off all Featured Listings you add in the next 2 weeks.
Promotion Code: FEMTECHINSIDER
Hiring managers, our ask to you: Help us, help you and keep those new jobs coming – we promise we’ll send tons of talent your way! 😍


Who’s Hiring? 

Guud is looking for an E-commerce Lead.

Flo is hiring a Lead UX Writer.

Cleo is looking for a Compliance Program Manager.

Ro is hiring a Senior Brand Designer, Modern Fertility.

Thinx is looking for a Vice President, Strategy.

DotLab is looking for a Director, Business Operations.

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