women's health

By Jonah Comstock 01:13 pm August 15, 2016
San Francisco-based Bloomlife has raised $4 million for its smartphone-connected pregnancy-tracking wearable, bringing the startup’s total funding to $6 million. The round was led by Marc Benioff and Efficient Capacity, with additional contributions from LanzaTech Ventures, The Chernin Group, Kapor Capital, and Act One Ventures. Bloomlife’s first product is a direct-to-consumer offering for women...
By Aditi Pai 03:30 am 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...
By Aditi Pai 10:59 am June 23, 2015
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California launched an app, called Planned Parenthood Direct, that helps people order confidential STD testing kits, which arrive through the mail. This feature was also added to another Planned Parenthood app that serves Minnesota and Washington. The new app will alert users via secure message with their results and if they test positive, the app will also help...
By Jonah Comstock 12:52 pm June 8, 2015
Compared to past World Wide Developer Conferences, Apple's latest presentation was light on health-related content. But buried in the talk about streaming music and HomeKit were some significant updates to both Apple Health and HealthKit as well as the fitness and health features of the Apple Watch. Early in the presentation, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior VP of Software Development announced...