October 24, 2018
Prima-Temp, a company looking to leverage machine learning in women’s cyclical health, announced earlier this month that it acquired Kindara Inc., maker of a fertility tracking app of the same name as well as the Wink Bluetooth-connected fertility thermometer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Prima-Temp’s upcoming product, the Priya Personal Fertility Sensor, consists of an app and a vaginal...
October 10, 2017
Swiss Precision Diagnostics, a subsidiary of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble which offers the Clearblue fertility test, has released a new version of its testing device with Bluetooth connectivity and a digital app.
"There are lots of fertility apps and we know women like to use these apps," Dr. Fiona Clancy, scientific and medical affairs director at SPD, told MobiHealthNews. "...
November 30, 2016
Berlin-based Clue, which makes an app that tracks a woman’s menstrual cycle through machine learning, has raised $20 million in Series B funding in a round led by Nokia Growth Partners. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and Christopher Maire also participated along with new investors Giving Wings and Fabrice Grinda. Previously, the company raised $7 million...
November 15, 2016
San Francisco and Zurich-based Ava, which makes a fertility-tracking wearable and companion app, has raised $9.7 million in Series A funding in a round led by VC Polytech Ventures. Additional funding came from new investors Blue Ocean Ventures and Global Sources as well as existing investors Swisscom and ZKB. This brings the company’s total funding to $12.3 million.
The company, which officially...
July 28, 2016
San Francisco, California-based Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced the launch of its fertility tracking bracelet and companion app. Named simply “Ava,” the direct-to-consumer bracelet uses sensor-enabled technology to detect a woman’s fertility window in a given month.
The company, which was founded in Switzerland in 2014 and has raised $2.6...
November 16, 2015
Switzerland-based Ava, which is developing a fertility tracking system, raised $2.6 million from ZKB and Swisscom as well as angel investors.
The company, which has offices in Zurich and San Francisco, is working on creating a wearable device, worn only at night, that it claims can measure nine physiological parameters. The company lists seven such parameters on its website: neurological,...
October 20, 2015
There have been a number of digital health products that have launched on Indiegogo and Kickstarter in the last few weeks. These products, which all include a hardware element this time around, range from a mole -scanning smartphone peripheral, from a company that's been active in digital health for a couple years now, to a smartphone-connected spirometer. Notably, there are two women's health...
October 12, 2015
Germany-based Clue, which has developed a women's health app, raised $7 million from Union Square Ventures and Mosaic Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to $10 million. Clue's most recent round was announced in March.
Existing investors include German private investor Brigitte Mohn; French investment firm Groupe Arnault, the controlling shareholder of LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis...
August 19, 2015
Boulder, Colorado-based Kindara, which offers fertility tracking tools, has raised $5.3 million in a round led by Boston Seed Capital with participation from SOS Ventures, Good Works Ventures, PV Ventures, MENA Venture Investments, and 62 Mile Ventures. The funding included the conversion of $1.9 million in convertible notes.
This brings the company's total funding to at least $6.5 million to...
May 18, 2015
Of the nearly 100 iOS apps focused on tracking women's reproductive health, few have been assessed or recommended by reproductive health experts, a recent study of such apps and the corresponding literature has concluded.
The study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and it included an analysis of 94 unique menstrual cycle tracking apps found in Apple App Store, as well...