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“I started this company in my basement after my own infertility battle and it has become more than I could have imagined. We are so excited to help women get even better information about their cycles to promote better treatment and ultimately better outcomes”, MFB Fertility’s Co-founder & Proov Creator, Amy Beckley, pictured above together with Co-founder & CMO Ellen Schell. Image: Proov

Highlights

Reproductive health company Proov raises a $9.7M Series A to support its new “Complete” hormone testing product.

Remote pregnancy monitoring company Nuvo files for IPO.

Israeli sexual health startup Aquafit Intimate kicks off sales of its patented Gel Stick in the EU.

Canadian DTC startup Marlow launches after raising $500K for the development of new lubricated tampons.

Merck announces an additional $150M investment in Merck for Mothers to help end maternal mortality inequities.

Hormonal health startup Hormona wins the Slush 100 Pitching Competition.

Medical device company Caldera Medical receives FDA clearance for Desera TVez for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.

OvaryIT launches a new foundation to increase access to contraceptive and family planning services for underserved populations.

Pelvic health company kGoal adds a Kegel trainer for men to its product line-up.

Whiterabbit partners with Solis Mammography to increase patient compliance with annual check-ups.

EMD Serono launches Fertility LifeLines, a new portal to increase support and access for patients impacted by infertility.

Femtech Investment Round-up (November 2021)


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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: Femtech Investment Round-up, Remote Pregnancy Monitoring & The Anatomy of a DTC Exit (Femtech Insider)

Meet InsurMedix, a New Insurance Platform for Fertility Treatments (Femtech Insider)

Women Earn $2 Million Less Than Men in Their Careers as Doctors (New York Times)

Does every direct-to-consumer brand need to build a community? (Thingtesting)

Delivering new life into the fertility market: How digital health is reinventing the path to parenthood (MedCityNews)

Beauty in the metaverse: Where it’s heading (Vogue Business)

Psychedelics: Can MDMA Increase Women’s Sexual Desire? (Double Blind Mag)

The Hot New Trend For Hedge Funds Is – Finally – Female Founders (Bloomberg)

Sperm Health Is Taking Center Stage in Fertility Conversations (Well+Good)

Parent-tech startups on the rise with VCs after pandemic upheaval (PitchBook)

‘We don’t turn into aliens.” Teen girls talk about puberty. (New York Times)


Who’s Hiring? 

OMGyes is looking for a User Research Director.

Almma Health is looking for a Social Media and Marketing Intern.

Origin is looking for a Product & Data Analyst.

Legacy is looking for a Chief of Staff.

Alloy Women’s Health is looking for a Director of Engineering.

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