Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

“The healthcare system is evolving rapidly as multiple healthcare, technology and consumer trends converge, and even with the progress over the last few years, it remains a $4 trillion market opportunity that desperately needs greater digital transformation.” Lynne Chou O’Keefe, Founder & Managing Partner of Define Ventures. Image: Define Ventures

Define Ventures announces $460M across two new funds to invest in digital health.

Vice Ventures closes a $25M fund to invest in good companies in “bad industries”.

UK-based Little Journey raises £2.5M for its app helping kids reduce hospital anxiety.

Gather Health raises a $15M Series A and opens its first socially-focused primary care practice for older adults in the US.

Pelvic health startup Origin expands to 35 US States.

Global creative agency Rapp is launching a pro-bono marketing accelerator focused on elevating femtech startups. Applications close on April 30.

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In the Know

5 Tactics that Drive Customer Retention and Loyalty for Femtech and Wellness Brands (Femtech Insider)

New study from Maven Clinic reveals that those seeking fertility care often lack financial , emotional and clinical support (Femtech Insider)

Employee benefits startup Carrot releases its first “Global Fertility at Work” report. (Femtech Insider)

The Future of Fertility (New Yorker)

Women Face Period Stigma at Work Even as Menopause Is Less Taboo (Bloomberg)

Experiments with paid menstrual leave, but no consesus on making it French law (RFI)

‘My boss asked for my partner’s sperm count’: Women having fertility treatment reveal workplace discrimination (iNews)

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