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.

“Saving one’s hair is not about vanity. It’s about recognizing yourself in the mirror; it’s about privacy, dignity, and not letting cancer take your identity from you. With Cooler Heads’ FDA clearance for the first time, saving one’s hair is in reach for all eligible cancer patients undergoing chemo, not just the wealthiest.” Kate Dilligan, Founder & CEO at Cooler Heads. Image: Cooler Heads

Highlights

Medtech company Cooler Heads adds $1.5M in new funding after receiving FDA clearance to help save cancer patients’ hair.

Babies on the BlockchainEggschain Founder Wei Escala stores her eggs on the blockchain using the platform she created.

Canadian fertility DTC startup OVRYadds a male fertility test to its product line-up.

Hims & Hers adds 10 new Members to its Medical Advisory Board.

Former Aetna exec Tim Kelly joinsCarrot Fertility as the company’s new CCO.

Will Brown joins ObsEva as the company’s new CFO.

Sexual wellness company Womanizer launches the “Pleasure Fund” investing €250K into research in women’s health and sexuality.

Sextech startup SkiiMoo introduces VDOM, a prosthetic smart penis to address the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

These 8 Femtech Startups are presenting at HITLAB‘s Women’s Health Tech Challenge this week.


This week’s newsletter is powered by Kohe Lele:

Are you a femtech company facing a branding or marketing challenge right now? Then we have great news!

SexEd startup Kohe Lele and EdTech company Master Challenge are teaming up and launching the first Femtech Branding Challenge, an initiative where femtech companies are teamed up with students and other femtech enthusiasts, who will spend 200 hours to support the selected companies.

This is your opportunity as a femtech company to get fresh insights, access to talent and promote your brand to a broader audience!

PS: If you’re interested in participating in the Femtech Branding Challenge as a student, you can apply here.


In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: Innovation in Period Care, Vaginismus & The Digital Health Stack (Femtech Insider)

PitchBook Report: Taking the Pulse of Medtech Innovation (Femtech Insider)

Meet OhCleo!, the new audio erotica app, that combines authenticity with high-quality audio (Femtech Insider)

Female patients with male surgeons have worse outcomes. Here’s why. (Forbes)

Walmart heir Alice Walton wants to reform healthcare (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Atomico’s State of Tech report and the lack of diversity in VC (Crista Galli Ventures Blog)

The Abortion I Didn’t Have (New York Times)

Stix: How this Women’s Health Company Overcame Supply Chain Issues And Grew During the Pandemic (Forbes)

Embracing women’s health data to re-shape preventative care (Open Access Government)

The whitest specialty: As medicine strives to close its diversity gaps, one field remains a stubborn outlier (STAT News)

Is this a bubble? Digital health execs on funding in 2021 (MobiHealthNews)

Who’s Hiring? 

Proov is looking for a Creative Director.

Legacy is looking for a Chief of Staff.

Elvie is hiring an Operations Quality Manager.

Kheiron is looking for a Customer Success Lead.

Visit the Femtech Insider Job Board to see more roles or to add your own! 

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