women's health

By Heather Mack 01:54 pm September 19, 2016
Anyone who wears a sports bra knows the invaluable support it provides. So, in addition to the physical benefits, why not make it be supportive in other ways? That was thinking behind the OMbra, a smart sports bra from Montreal-based OMsignal, which makes smart clothing and companion apps. Now officially available online on the company’s website and in select retail stores across the US and...
By Heather Mack 03:49 pm September 16, 2016
The market for women-specific digital health tools is ripe, buttressed by the growing number of women tech entrepreneurs, the desire for family planning data, and increasing call for accommodations for women in the workplace, according to a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. While women haven’t historically been the focus in technology – both in the workforce or in the consumer target...
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...