October 27, 2020
London-based femtech company, Clementine has nabbed £1 million of funding from investors Fortunis Capital, to expand on its goal of improving the emotional wellbeing of women.
The femtech company provides virtual hypnotherapy sessions and wellness products to empower women to feel more confident.
WHY IT MATTERS
COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on the mental wellness of women. Evidence...
October 13, 2020
Femtech company Lady Technologies today announced the launch of its FDA-registered fertility tracking and pelvic floor exercising device called kegg.
Along with the product release, the company also announced it completed a seed funding round worth $1.5 million. Investors include Crescent Ridge Partners, SOSV, Texas Halo Fund, Fermata Fund, MegaForce and several angel investors.
Kegg is shaped...
September 25, 2020
Willow, a creator of wearable breast pumps, announced this week it has raised an additional $55 million in its Series C funding round.
The round was led by long-standing investors NEA, Meritech Capital Partners and Lightstone Ventures, as well as new lenders, including Perceptive Advisors.
WHAT IT DOES
To date, Willow has released three generations of its smart, in-bra breast pump. The latest...
September 22, 2020
Cardiff-based female health pioneers have announced the launch of the UK’s first fully-integrated supplement range and a digital training programme to help manage the symptoms of menopause. The 'Health & Her Perimenopause and Menopause Food Supplements' are the result of research into over 50,000 women’s experiences and have been designed in collaboration with nutritional therapists to ensure...
September 18, 2020
When Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Joylux, which makes health tech products aimed at curbing vaginal atrophy, began to advertise, she quickly started getting ad rejections from social media giants. Her product, which was developed to help women with incontinence, vaginal dryness and other conditions related to aging and giving birth, is an intervaginal tool that bears resemblance to a...
September 10, 2020
Historically, women’s health has not been a dinner conversation topic, especially when talking about sexual health and pleasure. However, the panellists at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference argue that it's important to have conversations in order to advance the femtech industry.
Today we are seeing the emergence of tools that help women better understand and improve their...
September 3, 2020
Navigating the obstacles of reproductive health life stages can be a challenging journey for many women that is often shrouded in taboo. Femtech has played its part in bringing women's health into the mainstream since it was coined by Ida Tin, founder of menstruation app Clue. Female coders, makers and engineers have played a significant role in designing health apps that provide a more tailored...
August 28, 2020
Women’s health startups are starting to garner a lot of attention. However, a new report out of PitchBook found that the industry is still struggling to catch the attention of VCs, and has produced few exits.
“Only six femtech exits were completed in 2019; however, this still represents a 64% increase in exit value compared to 2018. The largest exits in recent years include Progyny’s (NASDAQ:...
August 20, 2020
Historically, the majority of all venture capitalists have been white and male. Even today, according to the latest Rock Health report, only 12.6% of partners at digital health venture funds are women, and only 14% of digital health startup deals were closed by women in 2019.
Maria Velissaris, managing partner of Steel Sky Ventures, is an investor looking to help change this paradigm. She got a...
August 6, 2020
Health and fitness technology company FitTrack launched today its new smart scale designed for moms-to-be, called FitTrack Beebo.
The maternity scale is programmed with four modes – infant, pregnancy, athlete and general mode – and has 17 different health metrics that it can measure. Beyond telling users their weight and body mass index, the scale measures muscle mass, hydration level, obesity...