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Femtech in 2022: A Year in Headlines

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Femtech in 2022: A Year in Headlines

2022? It’s a wrap! And as every year we want to take a look back today at the year that was in the world of women’s health innovation. Our Weekly Femtech Insider Brief has been at the center of our work since our launch in 2019. So what better way to reflect than to take a look at the headlines, that got thousands in our industry thinking, talking, founding and funding last year!

Without doubt 2022 has been a difficult and trying year for many, but looking back: It wasn’t all bad. And putting together our yearly round-up below, I’d say we have a lot or reasons to be celebrating the many things we as a community have accomplished over this past year. All of us here at Femtech Insider are grateful to be serving you, a group of innovators pushing the boundaries for women’s health every day – thank you for all you do and thank you for being on this journey with us! We wouldn’t be here without you.

But now, without further due: Here’s a year of femtech as documented in Femtech Insider newsletter headlines! We truly hope you enjoy our little “Femtech Rewind”!

See you all in 2022 – we can’t wait to share all your progress and success throughout the upcoming year!

January 2022

Jan 6, 2022 – Kiira Health’s $4M seed round; BD acquires Scanwell; Sequel reinvents the tampon; ianacare’s $12.1M Series A; WOC in Femtech

Jan 13, 2022 – Gameto raises $23M to combat ovarian aging; Flourish’s $1M pre-seed round; TBD Health opens a care hub in Las Vegas; Future Fertility’s Series A

Jan 20, 2022 – Diana Health’s $11M Series A; Hyivy raises $1.1M; Wellster gets into femtech; Goddess Gaia Ventures; CES 2022 Recap

Jan 27, 2022 – Fertilis’ $2M seed round; Mitera launches genetic tests for pregnancy; Kindbody gets into DTC; Uber Health’s 1st Chief Medical Officer

February 2022

Feb 3, 2022 – Kindbody becomes a unicorn; A 3D Model of Female Anatomy; Maven’s new Visiting Scientist program; Sephora welcomes sextech

Feb 10, 2022 – Nurx merges with Thirty Madison; CooperCompanies acquires Cook’s Reproductive Health Business; Lover adds $2M after FDA approval, LEIA raises $600K

Feb 17, 2022 – SimpleHealth acquires Emme; Equip raises a $58M Series B; Ro adds $150M in funding; Fertility Focus rebrands to viO HealthTech; Oath Care raises $6M

Feb 24, 2022 – HerMD’s $10M Series A; Nabta Health raises a $1.5M; FemTec Health launches DTC brand Awesome Woman; Ferring invests in Robyn

March 2022

Mar 3, 2022 – KCC acquires a majority stake in Thinx; Ro acquires Dadi; Swing’s fibromyalgia DTx study; Ovia Health’s New Birth Equity Hub

Mar 10, 2022 – Delfina’s $5.3M seed round; Jude raises £2M in pre-seed funding; International Women’s Day & Intros launch; Vyld’s pre-seed round

Mar 17, 2022 – Noula Health’s $1.4M pre-seed round; £9.2M for menopause startup Vira Health; SWORD Health gets into women’s health; Wildflower Health raises $26M

Mar 24, 2022 – SteelSky Ventures’ $72M inaugural fund; Alife raises a $22M Series A; PE Firm Yellow Wood acquires Clio; Carrot adds menopause support

Mar 31, 2022 – Baymatob raises $3M; Carlyle & PAI Partners acquire Theramex; Y Combinator W22 Picks; Willow Go Launch; Femtech Branding Tips

April 2022

April 7, 2022 – Evernow’s $28.5M Series A, Cosm raises $3.8M, Queen V is back; Future Family’s $25M Series B; Investment Round-up

April 14, 2022 – Conceive’s $3.7M seed round; LatchAid raises £1M; Emmeline Ventures’ launch; Cora rebrands; Lure Life raises $750K

April 21, 2022 – Salignostics’ $8M Series A; WooWoo raises £750K; Sunny Period launches pre-orders; Trailblazer Venture Studio

April 28, 2022 – Aunt Flow’s $8.5M Series A; Wellster launches MySummer, Equilibria acquires Fleur Marché; Hinge Health launches gets into pelvic health

May 2022

May 5, 2022 – Ordinary Folk raises $5M to scale in Asia; WILE’s $3M pre-seed round; Natural Cycles adds pregnancy loss support; Apryl raises €4.1M

May 12, 2022 – SimpliFed’s $6M seed round; Anja Health raises $4.5M; FDA clearance for iSono Helath; Kiira goes hybrid; Magnify Ventures launch

May 19, 2022 – Mahmee’s $9.2M Series A; Hertility acquires Grip; Hannah Life adds $5.15M in funding; Lorals receives FDA clearance; Legacy’s $25M Series B

May 26, 2022 – Oviva’s $11.5M seed round; Cayaba Care raises $12M; Adyn’s new Birth Control Test; Fairtility’s $15M Series A; Tia adds fertility services

June 2022

June 2, 2022 – Inne adds $10M in funding, Hormona’s £1.2M pre-seed round; Apricity acquires Woom, Holland & Barrett acquires Parla; Thinx’s new CEO

June 9, 2022 – Kindbody acquires Phosphorus Labs; Visana Health’s $2.6M seed round; Aavia raises $3.7M; Nabla’s pivot to B2B

June 16, 2022 – Flo Health & FOLX Health launch B2B; Anthem partners with Happify; Ovation Fertility & Presagen’s decentralized AI learning algorithm

June 23, 2022 – Oma Fertility launches with $37.5M; Bonafide’s ‘State of the Menopause’ Survey; England’s new Women’s Health Ambassador; Proov’s new pregnancy test

July 2022

July 1, 2022 – AiVF’s $25M Series A; Choix raises $1M; Maven partners with Cleveland Clinic; P.volve’s new menopause employee program

July 7, 2022 – Curio partners with Axia Women’s Health; True Wealth Ventures’ Fund II; Natalist launches new products; Hologic’s uterine health survey

July 14, 2022 – Essity acquires Knix & Modibodi; HelloBetter expands to the U.S.; Daré Bioscience partners with Organon; PINK! breast cancer DTx joins DiGA

July 21, 2022 – FemTec Health acquires Ava Women; Arise launches with $4M; Perelel raises $4.7M; The Lowdown’s seed round; Thinx Teens

July 28, 2022 – Caraway’s $10.5M seed round; Midday launches with $2.5M in funding; FemTec Health acquires Nutrimedy; impact.51 launch

August 2022

Aug 4, 2022 – YourChoice raises $15M; Natural Cycles partners with ŌURA; Mira launches Ovum Wand; Materna Medical raises $22M; Organon teams up with Cirqle

Aug 11, 2022 – Nanopath’s $10M Series A; GoStork launch; Nike adds maternity training; CCRM Fertility & TMRW expand partnership

Aug 18, 2022 – SheMatters raises $1.5M; Maven adds menopause services; Violet’s $5.3M seed round; FDA approval for MYFEMBREE

Aug 25, 2022 – Dioseve raises $3M; 28’s $3.2M seed round; Patents for DotLab; Delfina joins UnitedHealthcare Accelerator

September 2022

Sep 1, 2022 – Hera Biotech raises $1.9M; Plume’s $24M Series B; March of Dimes’ new Prematurity Research Center; Essity Ventures’ EVolution

Sep 8, 2022 – Apricity’s €17M Series B, FathomX raises $2M, Hello Inside’s UK launch; Vyld’s crowdfunding campaign

Sep 15, 2022 – Millie’s $4M seed round; TRIP adds $12M; Techstars Healthcare launch; Oma Fertility’s U.S. expansion; Foria now sells at Ulta

Sep 22, 2022 – Dame’s $7M Series A; Gameto adds $17M; MATTER launches 51 Labs; AOA Dx’s $4.5M Seed Round

Sep 29, 2022 – Nodal’s $4.7M seed round; Cake raises a $6M Series A; Hologic’s Global Women’s Health Index; Walmart partners with Kindbody

October 2022

Oct 6, 2022 – Delphinus’ $30M Series D; Bank of America invests in Coyote Ventures; Carrot Fertility’s ‘Menopause in the Workplace’ Survey

Oct 13, 2022 – Shimmer raises $1.3M; FOLX Health’s $30M Series B; Essity launches Issviva; Joylux acquires Mommy Matters; Urolon’s UK launch

Oct 20, 2022 – Hey Jane’s $6.1M “Roe Round”; EngagedMD adds $11M; Meta updates global ads policy; Meela raises €400K; Mira’s menopause survey

Oct 27, 2022 – Unified acquires Gennev; Daye’s £10M Series A; Cofertility raises $5M; Vara adds €4.5M; Willow launches ‘Mama Care’; FEMSelect’s $9M Series B

November 2022

Nov 3, 2022 – Midi Health raises $14M; RH Capital’s Fund II; Joylux’s $5.5M Series A+; Tiny Health raises $4.5M; AIVF acquires ART Compass

Nov 10, 2022 – Vira Health acquires Alva; WellTheory’s $7.2M seed round; VCs For Repro; Mirvie’s ‘Future of Pregnancy’ report

Nov 17, 2022 – Maven Clinic’s $90M Series E; Contraline adds $7.2M; Northwell Holdings & Aegis Ventures launch Upliv; luna’s £600K pre-seed round

Nov 24, 2022 – Daylight’s $15M Series A; Five Lives adds €3.7M; ARCH’s $1.65M seed round; Juno Hazel launch; Elix’s clinical trial results

December 2022

Dec 1, 2022 – Almond’s $7M seed round, Lora DiCarlo ends operations; Happity’s raises £800K; Emm’s $1M pre-seed round

Dec 8, 2022 – Turtle Health raises $5.4M; Amy Schumer invests in TMRW; Aspivix $5M Series A+; ImVitro raises $2.5M;  Google Health Connect

Dec 15, 2022 – Plenna’s $4.4M seed round; Juno Medical raises $12M; Think Tank Fertility; Rejoni’s $25M Series B; Nurofen’s ‘See My Pain’ campaign

Dec 22, 2022 – Sonio raises €10M; BehaVR & OxfordVR merge and add $13M; Stork Club launches gender-inclusive HRT coverage; New digital therapeutics bill

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