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.

“Family creation is a major life event for queer people and the challenges we face are increasingly more complex than those for non-LGBTQ people. Daylight Grow will help queer people navigate through the complex legal and financial challenges involved, making it faster and easier to start a family and unlocking critical intergenerational wealth for our community.” Billie Simmons, Co-Founder and COO of Daylight.


Daylight, the LGBTQIA+ digital banking platform, raises $15M to launch family planning solutions.

Dementia Digital Therapeutics Startup Five Lives raises €3.7M to fund clinical validation and growth.

Japanese ARCH raises $1.65M for its fertility-focused, tech-enabled ‘Torch Clinic’.

Cyclica receives a $1.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of non-hormonal contraceptives.

Genetic testing company JunoDx launches Juno Hazel, its non-invasive prenatal screening solution.

TCM platform Elix‘s hero produce ‘Cycle Balance’ shows promise in clinical trial.

In the Know

Spotlight: Pediatric Innovation (Femtech Insider)

For Many Femtech Entrepreneurs Advocacy Is Part of the Job. Should It Be? (Femtech Insider)

Internationalization: How VCs Are Supporting European Femtech Startups with U.S. Market Entry (Femtech Insider)

3D-printed personalized meds are almost here (The Next Web)

Sperm counts may be declining globally, review finds, adding to debate over male fertility (CNN)

Here’s Why We’re Not Prepared for the Next Stage of Biotech Innovation (STAT News)

Digital Equity Is About More Than Just Access: What Our Next Steps Should Be (Forbes)

The Goop-ification of wellness is on the way out – you can thank Gen Z (Los Angeles Times)

Why More Sexual Wellness Startups Are Turned on by Retail (Crunchbase)

What It Feels Like to Take the Abortion Pill: People Share Their Stories (Teen Vogue)

Who’s Hiring

Clue is looking for a Senior Data Engineer.

The Motherhood Center of New York is hiring a Communications Assistant.

Adyn is looking for a Digital Storytelling Intern.

Gameto is hiring a Financial Analyst.

Evernow is looking for a Lifeycycle & Engagement Marketing Director.

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

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