At the start of each week we share a quick “best of” from the week that was with our Inner Circle members. In this week’s brief we talk about…

  • Spotlight: Autoimmune Diseases
  • Startup Spotlight: Hermone, Le Lab de l’Endo & Dulcy
  • And more!

Spotlight: Autoimmune Diseases:

Friends, it’s about time we talk about autoimmune diseases. A couple of months ago Mymee acquired Emilyn (a multiple sclerosis app), and Aila Health just joined the latest cohort of UCSF’s Rosenman Institute. Then last week WellTheory, another company focused on autoimmune diseases, made the headlines, as it came out or stealth with $7.2M in seed funding. Quite a bit of activity as of late I’d say! And frankly it’s about time!

➡️  What are Autoimmune Diseases?

Autoimmune Disease happens when the body’s natural defense system can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the body to mistakenly attack normal cells. According to Hopkins Medicine, there are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases that affect a wide range of body parts.

Autoimmune diseases common in women include:

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