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.

“We’ve not only proven that this model works, but that it’s what patients from all backgrounds, birth preferences, and income levels are looking for. Whether you can afford concierge care or are on Medicaid, we are building a modern and compassionate pregnancy care model that delivers better outcomes than the system has proven to do.. We deserve better and yes, you can have it all.” Elaine Purcell, COO & Co-founder of Oula Health


Oula secures $28M in Series B funding for U.S. wide expansion of modern maternity care services.

Elektra Health adds $3.3M in seed funding to grow its platform for evidence-based menopause care.

Coroflo prepares for breastfeeding monitor launch with €2.8M raise.

Samphire Neuroscience raises $2.3M in pre-seed funding for novel neurotechnology wearable targeting PMS and mensttural pain.

UK-based Juniper raises £1.5M to launch novel reproductive health insurance.

FHI 360 initiates Phase I clinical trial for novel biodegradable contraceptive implant.

Badger Notes: Hull University Teaching Hospitals launch digital maternity records app.

Singapore-based women’s health platform Ease Healthcarelaunches metabolic health and weight loss offering.

Innovate UK grants £800K to interdisciplinary breast cancer therapy project AI-VISION.

Mira introduces the first Sex Hormones Awareness Week to close the knowledge gap about female hormones.

UK Hospital initiates world-first non-hormonal endometriosis drug trial.

Beta Boom‘s new $14.5M fund targets underserved populations.

Jill Biden announces $100M for research and development into women’s health.

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Tech4Eva:

If you are pioneering innovative solutions for women’s health, it is time to elevate your impact on a global scale. Tech4Evathe global equity free Femtech accelerator launches its 4th edition and is a joint program between EPFL Innovation Park and Groupe Mutuel.

Our mission to accelerate women’s health technologies around the globe continues and we encourage you to join our growing community. Through our scaling program and international reach – cohorts fundraised more than $180 million to date.

Right now we are looking for 10-15 innovative solutions in one or more of these areas:
Pregnancy & Postpartum – Mental Health & wellbeing – Period Health – Fertility & Infertility – Menopause care – Sexual & pelvic health – Nutrition, Digestive & Hormonal Health – Prevention & treatment – Endometriosis – Brain & Bone Health – Immune & Heart Disease – Oncology

Seize this opportunity to make 2024 a turning point for women’s health and bring your startup to the next level. Apply now, and let us innovate together.

Applications close on March 15, 2024. More info on the program: www.tech4eva.ch

P.S. Save the date to celebrate International Women’s Day with us on March 8, 2024, when we showcase Tech4Eva alumni investment opportunities!

In the Know

How Yuzi Wants to Improve Postpartum Care in the United States Drawing Inspiration from Asia (Femtech Insider)

Cucina Health‘s Vanessa Rissetta: “We are on a mission to increase access to sustainable nutrition care, regardless of patients’ socioeconomic status” (Femtech Insider)

New Technique Detects Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers in Urine (Femtech Insider)

Can We Reduce Maternal Mortality by 10x in Sub-Saharan Africa? (Femtech Insider)

Companies marketing useless health products to women using feminist wellbeing messages (Guardian)

How Ovarian Tissue Freezing Could Prevent Menopause. Possibly Forever. (Yale Medicine)

Debunking the myths of why investors don’t fund diverse startups (TechCrunch)

Semen Has Its Own Microbiome. And It Might Influence Fertility. (Scientific America)

UK loses 150 million working days due to lack of workplace support for women’s health (Workplace Insight)

Meet Three Femtech Founders Closing the Racial Health Gap for Black Women (Essence)

The Menstrual Cycle Can Reshape Your Brain (National Geographic)

Women-Led African Healthtech Firms Secure $52M in Funding, Marking Over 2000% Increase (Forbes)

Who’s Hiring?

Origin is looking for a Project Manager.

Daye is hiring a Pelvic Pain Specialist.

Progyny is looking for a Senior Associate, Sales Enablement.

Tia is hiring an Acupuncturist.

Hims & Hers is hiring a VP Product Management, Platform.

Everly Health is looking for a Prinicipal Product Manager.

Women’s Care is hiring an In-Virtro Fertilization Coordinator – Medical Assistant.

Planned Parenthood is looking for a Nurse Practitioner of Certified Nurse Midwife

HerMD is hiring a Gynecologist / OBGyn.

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