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“The starting point is holistic data to really understand a woman’s healthcare needs and then smart technology like AI and predictive analytics to translate the data into actionable outcomes.” Kimon Angiledes, FemTec Health Founder & CEO

Highlights

Livongo founder Dr. Kimon Angelides’ FemTec Health comes out of stealth with $38M in funding, 3 acquisitions and a mission to transform women’s health.

Pregnancy nutrition startup Needed raises $5.8M to expand its offering and invest in clinical research.

HEALlaunches its digital support platform for survivors of sexual abuse.

Organon teams up with Flat6Labs to launch a new femtech accelerator program in the Middle East & North Africa.

Keleya adds midwife video consultations to its ammely platform to better support parents-to-be.

The Lundquist Institute receives $3M from the NIH to expand its male contraception study.

Sofinnova Partners raises $548M to form Europe’s largest early-stage healthcare VC fund.

Birth control is now available on Ro Pharmacy.

Femtech Investment Round-up – October 2021

Y Combinator
 names Surghi Sarna its first-ever Partner for Healthcare and Biotech.

Former Elvie CRO Andrea Zitna joins Speedinvest‘s Health Investment Team.


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Nov 9, 2021, 6pm BST: An Introduction to Psychedelics & Women’s Health

The ‘Shroom Boom’ is real according to STAT and we agree. And this is why in next week we talk psychedelics with a special focus on women’s health and are joined by Pamela Hadfield, Co-founder of Eastra Health, the world’s first female-focused biotech company dedicated to developing psychedelic-derived medicines specifically for women.

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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: Investment Round-up October, Male Contraceptives on the Rise & The Hims Story (Femtech Insider)

Finnfund‘s Johanna Raehalme: “Gender lens investors look for ambition, not perfection.” (Femtech Insider)

Only 26% of Pregnant People in the U.S. Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Here’s Why. (Femtech Insider)

The Future of Women’s Health Starts with Smashing Taboos (Medium / Human Ventures)

Commentary: Two girls walk into a job fair (or why I raised a VC fund) (Fortune)

How Femtech Innovations Can Break Taboos Around Women’s Health (M13 Blog)

Hounded by fertility ads on Instagram? Don’t let them stress you out. (Mashable)

The changing cultural dynamics behind falling fertility rates (Axios)

Atomico’s Take on Female and Reproductive Health in Europe through a Consumer Lens (Atomico Blog)

Meet 8 Female Founders Disrupting the $600B Menopause Market (Forbes)


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