Qvin‘s Q-Pad collects menstrual blood to test for HR-HPV and other critical healthcare information. Image: Qvin

This Week’s Highlights

Qvin‘s menstrual blood diagnostics device receives FDA approval in Thailand.

MicaAI Medical raises $3M for its breast cancer diagnostics platform.

Biotech company HBM Alpha Therapeutics adds seed funding to advance next-gen therapies for PCOS and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Curio receives a $75K CSIT grant to develop digital therapeutics focused on maternal and child wellbeing.

Newel Health receives a $2.5M grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for its precision Dtx for Parkinson’s Disease.

New UCLA Center promotes reproductive science and sexual health.

Chrissy Teigen promotes the benefits of cord blood banking in new campaign with CooperSurgical’s Cord Blood Registry.

Femtech Investment Round-up (January 2023)


With Ahrefs Ambassador Patrick Stox

It’s been a year since the New York Times first  asked “Why did Facebook reject those ads?”. Fast forward one year, and despite improvements Meta made to its global advertising policy, ads are still getting rejected, advertising accounts continue to be taken down. So what is one to do? One answer could be a focus on SEO (search engine optimization).

What’s the right way to get started with SEO? How can I get more traffic from Google? How is the healthcare niche different from other niches?

For our latest “Ask the Expert” session we are joined by Patrick Stox, Product Advisor, Technical SEO, and Brand Ambassador at Ahrefs. Over the next two weeks YOU have the chance to #AskHimAnything! 👇

In the Know

Ask the Expert: Lightmatter’s Stephanie Adams Answers YOUR Questions about Building & Scaling Digital Health Solutions! (Femtech Insider)

Chat GPT: Will AI Advance Female and Sex Health Education? (Femtech Insider)

Rosy Founder Dr. Lyndsey Harper: ” Using technology to bridge gaps in care is the solution women and their providers have been searching for.” (Femtech Insider)

Why One VC Thinks Women’s Health Is Poised to Take Off Soon (MedCityNews)

Women-founded startups raised 1.9% of all VC funds in 2022, a drop from 2021 (TechCrunch)

These startups are changing how women in Latin America access abortion and sexual health resources (FastCompany)

Does size really matter? $80bn sextech market still too taboo for VCs (Sifted)

Women Have Been Misled About Menopause (New York Times)

For Female Founders, Fundraising Only from Female VCs Comes at a Cost (Harvard Business Review)

Pregnant people with substance use disorders need treatment, not criminalization (STAT News)

Who’s Hiring?

O.school is looking for a Freelance Writer.

Stork Club is hiring a Senior Product Manager.

Flo Health i looking for a VP Product, Commercial.

Equip is hiring a Director of Growth Strategy.

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

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