SheMatters, an online platform and mobile app designed to support women of color who experience postpartum comorbidities by helping them to build healthy habits that can be tracked and openly celebrated, announced the close of a $1.5M in seed round. Participating investors include Oxeon Ventures, Chingona Ventures, New York University, The Fund and Techstars. The company will also change its name from SheMatters to WeMatter, to address the wider medical neglect in this country. Over the next two years, WeMatter plans to offer cultural competency certifications for Asian American women, Indigenous women, Hispanic women, LBGTQI+, Trans and marginalized heterosexual men.
“SheMatters is the first product and the most pressing. Black women have the highest instance of medical neglect in this country; Black Maternal Morbidity is an epidemic in the United States, so that is where our focus is today. We look forward to expanding this focus to include the larger community with WeMatter as we move forward,” said Jade Kearney, Founder of SheMatters.
SheMatters is a community where tech and wellness meet. The platform was designed to support Black women by helping them to build healthy habits that can be tracked and openly celebrated. The She Matters community members serve as role models for one another as they meet their goals, attend events, participate in the online community, and access culturally competent resources and certified therapists.