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.

“Today, more and more people are realizing that understanding and measuring your body’s biochemistry is key for a long and healthy life. For women, in particular, gaining a unique insight into how their hormone levels fluctuate throughout their unique cycle can give women the support they have been lacking and help to close the gender health gap.” Sarah Bolt, Forth Co-Founder & CEO

Highlights

UK-based healthtech company Forth raises £1.6M to invest in its female hormone mapping product.

Gynecological imaging startup Illumigyn raises $33M to invest in global expansion and research.

Maternal-fetal-health company Raydiant Oximetry raises $5M to support a clinical study at UTMB.

Antiva Biosciences raises a $31M Series D to take its HPV drug into clinical trials.

Twentyeight Healthlaunches birth control telehealth in 10 more states across the U.S.

Forward Partners’ Dr. Louise Rix joinsBéa Fertility as the Company’s New Chief Medical Officer.

Aidoc and Screenpoint Medical announce a new partnership to provide a complete AI solution for breast imaging.

Adi Mohanty is Progenity‘s new CEO.

Female Invest raises $4.5M to empower women to invest.

IgniteXL Ventures closes a $10M fund to invest in diverse beauty and wellness founders.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23, 2021, 6pm BST: Trends at the Intersection of Beauty and Women’s Health

Join us in two weeks as we take a look beyond what is, explore what’s next and identify and discuss trends at the intersection of beauty and women’s health together with Beauty Independent Senior Editor Claire McCormack!

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by MDisrupt:

Nov 12, 2021, 12pm PT: Why you’ve got major FOMO about investing in women’s health

Women’s health went big in 2021 – got funded, made headlines, became badass! What caused the shift and why? MDisrupt brought together the trailblazers, the advocates, and the never-give-up-ers to explain women’s health and why investment and innovation in this market segment is just getting started. Buckle up and sign up now for this free event!

In the Know

Moving Towards Equity in Women’s Health Research – Presented by Tech4Eva & Swissnex Boston (Femtech Insider)

Femtech Trendwatch: FemTec Health, Spotted at Web Summit & Organon’s New Femtech Accelerator (Femtech Insider)

These are Europe’s top startups tackling menopause (Sifted)

What do millennials and boomers have in common? Healthcare consumer behavior, it turns out (Fierce Pharma)

Navigating Work While Undergoing Fertility Treatments (Harvard Business Review)

Your Sex Toy Might Be Spying on You (The Walrus)

Equip’s Kristina Saffran: When I was 15, Facebook was toxic for my eating disorder. Today’s teens are even worse off. (Fast Company)

Intimate data: can a person who tracks their steps, sleep and food ever truly be free? (Guardian)

Nap apps and smart bassinets hook new parents (Axios)

The Obstacles to Value-based Care (Out of Pocket)

Femtech in Asia: No, it’s not just about sex toys (TechWire Asia)


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