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Femtech poised for growth beyond fertility

Femtech poised for growth beyond fertility The market for female-focused health products (aka ‘femtech’) is set for growth via segmentation, per an analyst note from PitchBook which identifies opportunities for entrepreneurs to target a growing number of health issues that specifically affect women or affect women in a specific way — broadening […]

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Index Fund’s portfolio is driving long-overdue innovation in femcare

Index Fund’s portfolio is driving long-overdue innovation in femcare U.K. startup Daye is rethinking female intimate care from a woman’s perspective, starting with a tampon infused with cannabidiol that tackles period pain. It’s also quietly demolishing the retrograde approach to product design that women are still subjected to in the mass market […]

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Blossom Capital’s Louise Samet talks hormone tracking and femtech bets

Blossom Capital’s Louise Samet talks hormone tracking and femtech bets Early stage European VC firm, Blossom Capital, is fresh from closing a $185M fund— a big jump up on its prior close. The firm makes just a handful of investments per year, mostly at the Series A stage, working very closely with […]

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Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments

Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor The next frontier in real estate technology Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut Across the political, social and economic stage, women’s issues are finally […]

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How to watch Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain control interface startup presentation live

How to watch Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain control interface startup presentation live One of Elon Musk’s stealthier endeavors is set to become a lot less stealthy tonight, with a presentation set for 8 PM PT (11 PM ET) streaming live from its website in which we’ll learn a lot more about Neuralink, […]

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What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups

What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups A number of promising women’s health tech companies have popped up in the last few years, from fertility apps to ovulation bracelets — even Apple has jumped into the subject with the addition of period tracking built into the latest edition of the […]

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Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with $110 million

Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with 0 million For more than 25 years the founders of Thrive Earlier Detection have been researching ways to improve the accuracy of liquid biopsy tests. The fruits of that labor from Dr. Bert Vogelstein, Dr. Kenneth Kinzler and Dr. […]

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Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators

Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators Homeland Security has issued a warning for a set of critical-rated vulnerabilities in Medtronic defibrillators which put the devices at risk of manipulation. These small implantable cardio-defibrillators are implanted in a patient’s chest to deliver small electrical shocks to prevent irregular or dangerously […]

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How the Apple Watch changed the world

How the Apple Watch changed the world In 2015 Switzerland was fucked. This blunt belief, grunted out by Apple’s Jony Ive and repeated by the media as a death knell for the watch industry, seemed to define a sad truth: that the Swiss watch was dead and Apple pulled the trigger. Now, […]

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Birth control app Nurx now delivers to the ‘contraceptive deserts’ of Texas

Birth control app Nurx now delivers to the ‘contraceptive deserts’ of Texas  About half the counties in Texas don’t have the number of public clinics required to meet the contraceptive needs of the population. So Nurx, an at-home birth control delivery app, decided to give women in the state the option to […]

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