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July 20, 2020
Berlin-based Clue was one of the early companies in the femtech world. Founded in 2012, to date it has raised just under $30 million. Today it named Dr. Lynae Brayboy its first chief medical officer.
A trained OBGYN, with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology and fertility, Brayboy has a long history of working in women’s health and a track record of studying femtech products.
“When I was...
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.
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,...
December 19, 2019
This year EIT Health, an EU-backed healthcare collaboration network, announced that its 2020 Wild Card Health Challenge will be focused on women’s health and digital therapeutics.
First launched in 2017, the program offers European companies a way to connect with various healthcare stakeholders. The winner of each of the categories will receive €2 ($2.22) million in funding.
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...
November 20, 2019
This morning virtual medicine company MeMD announced that it added men’s and women’s health services to its suite of products.
The company's tool now provides services that cater to specific sexual health needs for both genders including erectile dysfunction concerns for men and birth control needs for women. The service will also address skin concerns and hair loss.
Patients first take a...
November 14, 2019
Hims & Hers, an online mail-order health company that uses remote consultations to prescribe cosmetic and sexual health products, has rolled out a new app for users.
The app will offer almost identical services and links as the original platform, and will give users access to asynchronous healthcare visits and prescription products such as birth control and erectile dysfunction medication...
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.
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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.
September 10, 2019
Apple today announced that it will be launching three new Apple Watch health studies in partnership with major healthcare and academic organizations, including the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and others.
These upcoming studies will capture data regarding participants’ sound exposure, menstrual cycles, heart rate and physical activity. Each will be open to U.S. Apple...