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.

“Women’s health is an area of tremendous growth potential, and SteelSky is building a pipeline of the next billion-dollar healthcare giants. We are proud to invest in entrepreneurs who are significantly progressing healthcare for women around the world.” Maria TolerVelissaris, Managing Partner at SteelSky Ventures. Image: SteelSky Ventures

Highlights

SteelSky Ventures raises $72M for its inaugural fund to invest in women’s health.

Alife raises a $22M Series A to modernize and personalize fertility care with AI.

Private Equity Firm Yellow Woodlaunches a new sexual wellness platform after acquiring several brands from Clio.

Carrot Fertility adds menopause and low testosterone support to its offering.

Philips and Nuvolaunch a pilot in rural Colorado to extend access to prenatal care.

Several federal U.S. agencies are involved in developing MaternalHealthLink, a data sharing tool focused on maternal health.

In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: Private Equity meets Sextech, #BeatTheAdBan & Startup Spotlight (Femtech Insider)

Investors see opportunity in femtech devoted to women’s health (CNBC)

Why aren’t VCs funding more startups focused on menopause? (TechCrunch)

Equal Pay Day Falls Earlier This Year. Here’s What to Know (Washington Post)

Unless We Future-Proof Healthcare, Study Shows That By 2025, 75% Of Healthcare Workers Will Leave the Profession (Forbes)

How Apps Can Help People Manage Chronic Illnesses (Wired)

Asia’s femtech revolution: The quest for better women’s health (Financial Times)

Femtech founders share their insights on the space (PitchBook)

Femtech is coming of age in Israel (ISRAEL21c)

Who’s Hiring? 

Rhia Ventures is hiring a Development Associate.

Seven Starling is looking for a Head of Strategic Partnerships.

Clue is hiring a Senior PR Manager.

Ovia Health is looking for a Backend Engineer (PHP).

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

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