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.

“The Ovum Wand launch reinforces Mira’s goal to support women throughout their lives by helping them understand their hormones at any age, be it puberty, adulthood, or later years.” Sylvia Kang, Mira Co-founder & CEO 

Highlights

Male contraception company YourChoice Therapeutics adds $15M in Series A funding to kick off human trials.

Miralaunches Ovum Wand to predict menopause and monitor the fertility status for women over 35.

Natural Cyclespartners with ŌURA on body-temperature-based fertility tracking and birth control.

TherapeuticsMD secures $15M equity investment from Rubric Capital.

Materna Medical raises $22M to tackle pelvic care for prenatal and postpartum patients.

Organonteams up with Cirqle biomedical to advance non-hormonal on-demand contraception.

MymeeacquiresBreakthrough Health, the company behind leading multiple sclerosis app Emilyn.

Germany-based wexxeljahre wants to help women find providers to support them throughout menopause.

Sexual wellness brand Future Methodstrikes partnership with Reckitt‘s venture arm. 

ObsEvascraps women’s health drug and plots layoffs in major restructuring.

Femtech Investment Round-upJuly 2022

In the Know

Femtech Trends: Gen Z Health, Femtech Investment Round-up & Startup Spotlight (Femtech Insider)

Doubling Down on Women’s Health Innovation and Leveraging the Private Sector in a Post-Roe v. Wade Era (HBS Blog)

Menstrual policies are constrained by the very stigma they seek to tackle (Apolitical)

4 Things I Learned From Analyzing Menopause App Reviews (Dalya Gartzman / Medium)

After Roe’s reversal, founders of women’s health startups prepare for battle (TechCrunch)

Getting Drug Makers and Investors Focused on Women’s Health (Bloomberg)

Women, the Game is Rigged. It’s Time We Stop Playing by the Rules. (New York Times)

The Femtech Revolution Is Here, but Bias Threatens to Slow Its Growth (Adweek)

Beyond period tracking: Femtech and designing wearables for women (Wareable)

Who’s Hiring? 

Premom is looking for a UX/UI Designer.

Partum Health is looking for a Director of Marketing.

OURA is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer, Core.

The Center for Intimacy Justice is looking for a Partnerships Manager.

ElectronRx is hiring for a Commercial Product Executive – Female Healthcare.

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

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