February 19, 2021
Kathryn Taylor Reddy, who has recently been named VP of venture firm .406, started her journey into healthcare on a coffee farm in Guatemala.
“I had a pretty nontraditional path to getting where I am. I started out in college much more focused on global health and international development. I spent a couple of summers in college working on development projects on a Guatemalan coffee farm.
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 10, 2020
Dr. Charlotte Lee, U.K. Director of digital mental health company Big Health, started her professional life as a ballerina. For a time she even danced with the Royal Ballet in London. But when it came time to decide if she was going to pursue the route of prima ballerina, she decided that the path didn’t allow her to explore her scientific side, so she opted for medical school.
“I hoped that...
March 8, 2020
Nearly 90% of the world’s population holds some bias against women.
Yes, that’s both men and women - according to a new study from the UN.
And that's not all: around half believe that men make better political leaders, and, most shocking of all, nearly 30% believe it is “justifiable” for a man to beat his partner.
These are the type of findings that one would think would not get in 2020 (or ever...
February 18, 2020
Cindy Gaines has worn many hats over her career — she's been a nurse, a project manager, held multiple C-suite roles, and now serves as the clinical leader of population health management at Philips. She said that her experience in both the clinical and nonclinical realm has helped her in her current role of bringing the world of health IT and patient care together.
“I come with a lot of...
December 3, 2019
The digital health field saw an increase in women leadership in 2019, but the pace of change remains relatively slow, according to a new Rock Health report.
Across the board the percentage of female executives at Fortune 500 health care companies, female partners at venture funds active in digital health and the deals closed by women-led digital health companies have all increased.
(L to R) MITRE SVP Kathleen Federico, Welnys CEO Heather Waibel and MassChallenge Director of Operations Nina Kandilian (Photo courtesy of MassChallenge)
July 2, 2019
At MassChallenge HealthTech's awards event last week, judges awarded the $10,000 Women in Digital Health Award, sponsored by Mitre, to Welnys, a Jersey City, New Jersey-based startup that connects employers to many different kinds of wellness vendors through a single source.
"I’m a lot of things you’re not supposed to be as a founder," CEO Heather Waibel said in a brief acceptance speech. "I’m a...
May 31, 2019
London-based startup Feebris, which is part of this year’s first Google for Startups Residency cohort, has raised £1.1 million in seed funding including a grant from Innovate UK and investment from 24 Haymarket.
Feebris, which has been supported by the HS. health tech accelerator and the Social Tech Trust charity, was founded in 2017 by Elina Naydenova and Adam Bacon.
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January 20, 2019
The European tech ecosystem saw record levels of investment in 2018, with the software industry growing five times faster than the rest of Europe’s economy, according to a report by global venture capital firm Atomico.
Four tech IPOs or direct listings of European tech companies reached valuations of more than $5bn on opening day, and three of the top 10 largest tech IPOs in 2018 came from Europe...