femtech

By Laura Lovett 04:07 pm March 11, 2020
Women’s health company Proov got the FDA green light for its at-home ovulation testing kit.  Users can send away for the kit and get test strips, which can determine the presence of progesterone metabolite PdG in urine, which is linked to a woman's ovulation cycle.  The test was developed to help women find out if they are ovulating on a regular basis.  In the spring, the company will roll out...
By Laura Lovett 02:48 pm March 3, 2020
As digital becomes the new norm, mothers and expecting mothers are looking for new ways to connect to their healthcare providers, however, the term digital health is still far from a mainstream term, according to a recent Xealth report.  The report found that nearly half of new and pregnant patients expected to interact with their doctors digitally (47%). However, only 27% of those survey-takers...
By Laura Lovett 01:33 pm February 19, 2020
This morning, female-focused digital clinic Maven announced a $45 million raise in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by Icon Ventures with participation from Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Spring Mountain Capital, Female Founders Fund and Harmony Partners. It also included individual investors made up of Hollywood A-listers and tech entrepreneurs including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, ...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 11:32 am January 29, 2020
A new menopause health service has launched in California that offers women remote consultations and, for the first time, mail-order prescriptions of menopause hormone replacement therapies. Called CurieMD, the telemedicine platform offers consumers video consultation with a board-certified midlife health practitioners (free at launch, and $39 for follow-up appointments). Should that practitioner...
By Laura Lovett 01:39 pm January 14, 2020
The femtech business is making its way onto the digital health map. In fact, according to a new market report by Research2Guidance, there are now over 3,000 app-based women’s health products on the market.  “The addressable market is huge and so we think that the market is still very much in the beginning,” Ralf Jahns, managing director of Reasearch2Guidance, told MobiHealthNews.  The femtech...
By Laura Lovett 02:29 pm January 9, 2020
Yesterday tech-enabled women’s health startup Advantia Health announced it has scored $45 million in new investments in a round led by BlueMountain Capital Management.  As part of the deal BlueMountain’s Jim Pieri and Ameya Agge are set to join Advantia’s Board of Directors.  WHAT THEY DO  The Arlington, VA-based startup provides women with medical care in a variety of physical locations,...
By Laura Lovett 01:41 pm December 17, 2019
This morning Kindbody, a tech-enabled women’s health startup, announced a $4.5 million investment from GV, bringing the company’s total funding amount to $32 million.  This comes half a year after the New York-based company announced its $15 million Series A round let by RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors.  WHAT THEY DO This female-led startup uses a hybrid approach to care. It combines face-to...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 09:00 am October 31, 2019
Berlin-based startup Inne, which says it is offering a “hormone-based mini lab for women”, has raised €8m in a Series A round led by Blossom Capital. Early backer Monkfish Equity and angel investors Taavet Hinrikus, cofounder of TransferWise, Rolf Schromgens, cofounder of Trivago, and Tom Stafford, managing partner at global investment firm DST, also participated in the round. WHAT THEY DO Inne...
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:14 am October 22, 2019
It’s no secret that the tech industry has a diversity problem. In June, a magazine featured an image of 15 male executives from Silicon Valley, who were meeting in Italy, in which two female tech entrepreneurs were photoshopped in after the fact. While many in the industry are waking up to the issue, with some jumping on the bandwagon and others remaining behind, a number of innovators are...
By Laura Lovett 04:14 pm September 11, 2019
It doesn’t take long to scroll through any social media platform before seeing photos of new babies. But for a lot of women, getting pregnant can be an isolating experience and take longer than expected. Increasingly, the healthcare innovation industry is seeing fertility-focused startups sprouting up to support women in their journey. Now big names in the field are getting involved.   Earlier...