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.

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This Week’s Highlights

Mexico-based hybrid care company Plenna raises $4.4M in seed funding to expand its women’s health services.

Famtech startup Juno Medical raises a $12M Series A to fund National expansion in the US.

Rejoni raises $25M in Series B funding for its hydrogel system to prevent intrauterine adhesions following transcervical gynecological procedures.

Reproductive health startup Fertilly initiates ‘Think Tank Fertility’, an interdisciplinary effort towards destigmatization of infertility and ART in Germany.

Mira partners with leading fertility clinics to optimize treatment and improve patients’ experience.

Nuvo pairs INVU, its remote monitoring solution, with Ouma‘s telehealth services to deliver end-to-end pregnancy care.

Evvy partners with MicroGenDX to relaunch its metagenomics-based vaginal health test.

Germany-based PEEKU launches a new media platform for erotica written by womxn for womxn.

AOA Dx reaches initial validation of novel tumor gangliosides as diagnostic markers for early detection of ovarian cancer.

Nurofen UK launches ‘See My Pain’, a new brand platform dedicated to the gender pain gap.

The UK government awards £1.97M to 16 organizations supporting women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.

Femtech Investment Round-upNovember 2022

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In the Know

Menstrual Blood as a Biomarker (Femtech Insider)

Dr Nicky Keay: “Hormone understanding empowers women to make informed personal decisions.” (Femtech Insider)

From heart disease to IUDs: How doctors dismiss women’s pain (Washington Post)

Better Living Through Body Surveillance (Tablet)

‘Out of control’: Dozens of telehealth startups sent sensitive health information to big tech companies (STAT News)

Why baby formula is still hard to find (The 19th)

Psychedelic therapy is moving to the next frontier: Workplace perk (STAT News)

The trust crisis facing women leaders (BBC)

From Singapore to Silicon Valley: Female Founders Fight for Funds (Nikkei Asia)

Telehealth Startups Pivot (Yet Again) As Employer Benefits Get Reevaluated In Layoff-Looming Economy (Crunchbase News)

Who’s Hiring?

Aavia is looking for a Senior Product Manager.

Gameto is hiring a Business Analyst.

Mira is looking for an E-commerce Manager.

The Center for Intimacy Justice is looking for a Manager, Algorithmic Equality Program (for Sexual & Reproductive Health).

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

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