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.

“We are entering an extremely exciting phase in the company’s life – delivering medical-grade features to our users at scale. We know there is a huge need and appetite for trustworthy products in this space and we are taking a lot of care to do this right.” Clue Co-CEO Carrie Walter. Image: Clue

Highlights

Clue adds €16M in funding to support the roll-out of Clue Birth Control, its FDA-cleared digital contraceptive.

Organon completes the acquisition of Forendo Pharma, a biotech firm focused on women’s health.

Menstrual health startup Femcy is acquired by Singapore-based women’s health and media platform Eve World.

Canadian Social Impact Fund Cross Border Impact Ventures aims to raise $100M to invest in women’s and kids’ health on a global scale.

Portfoliainvests in all-women Athena SPAC.

Awkward Essentials adds ‘Mainstream’, a disposable pee funnel, to its product line-up.

Fertility company Univfy raises $6M in Series B funding to expand its platform services to health plans and employers.

FDA lifts key restriction on abortion pill, alowing it to be obtained by mail.

The EU adopts harmonised regulation on health technology assessment.


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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: The Rise of Women’s Health Platform Companies, Spotlight Endometriosis & New Femtech Industry Events in 2022 (Femtech Insider)

Social Media Alternative: Talking Social Networks, Community Building & Metaverse with Diem Co-founder Emma Bates (Femtech Insider)

Brokers hit out at “antiquated” attitude to cover for sex industry clients (Insurance Age)

Let’s Break the Incontinence Taboo (MedPage Today)

How Black investors are capitalizing on venture capital’s gaps in diversity (Fast Company)

Every healthcare company is a fintech company (a16z)

4 Predictions from Top VCs for Women’s Health in 2022 (Forbes)

Issues in Women’s Health: Global Lessons, Opportunities and Challenges (Psychiatric Times)

Prescription apps to treat disease face uncertainty as they fight for insurance coverage (STAT News)

Some crypto x healthcare ideas (Out-of-Pocket)

How the platform economy sets women up to fail (Rest of World)

The Metaverse has a groping problem already (MIT Technology Review)

Who’s Hiring? 

Proov is looking for a Creative Director.

Legacy is looking for a Chief of Staff.

Bia Care is hiring a Senior Engineer.

Tia is hiring a Director of Legal.

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

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