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Top 20 femtech startups

femtech

2021-09-22

Confido

12 minutes

The femtech (female technology) scene has exploded in recent years. Founders across the globe are providing tech solutions for areas desperately in need of innovation, like menstruation, pregnancy and motherhood, as well as sexual health and hygiene. 

With VC investment in femtech startups growing tenfold since 2012, investment is estimated to reach $9bn by 2024.  

In fact, with so many fast-growing femtech startups out there, it was very difficult to narrow them down to just 20!  


Here are our top 20 femtech startups...  


Elvie 

About: Elvie is bringing women's technology out of the dark ages. They understand that women shouldn’t have to make do with shoddy design or pink spin-offs when there are self-driving cars in the world. So, their mission is to improve women's lives through smarter technology. Their range includes a silent, wearable electric breast pump designed to discreetly slip inside your bra. You can even control it from your phone!  

Location: London, UK  

Company size: 51 to 100 employees 

Funding: Elvie has raised a total of $134.4m in funding over seven rounds. Their latest funding was raised in July 2021 from a Series C round. 


Natural Cycles 

About:¬†Natural Cycles is the first FDA cleared birth control app, putting power in the palm of your hand.¬†Natural Cycles is an app powered by an algorithm that determines your fertility status based on basal body temperature. Just measure with your NC¬į thermometer, enter it into the app, and let¬†the¬†algorithm do the work.¬†Discover non-hormonal birth control that‚Äôs side-effect-free, plus learn the unique pattern of your cycle with tailored updates and insights.¬†

Location: Stokholm, Sweden  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Natural Cycles has raised a total of $37.5m in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in November 2017 from a Series B round. 

 


Kheiron Medical 

About: Kheiron Medical’s mission is to help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier using deep learning. Mia is their breakthrough AI platform for breast screening, giving any woman, anywhere a better fighting chance against breast cancer. 

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Kheiron has raised a total of $22.1m in funding over six rounds. Their latest funding was raised in September 2019 from a Series A round. 


inne  

About: inne is the world's first at-home fertility monitoring system, using your saliva. It just takes 3 simple steps to start learning about your fertility and ovulation by measuring your progesterone levels and your cervical fluids. Know your most fertile days to increase the chances of getting pregnant by directly measuring your hormones. 

Location: Berlin, Germany  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: inne has raised a total of $8.9m in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in October 2019 from a Series A round. 


Grace Health  

About: Experience the first-ever digital women’s health assistant in the privacy of your own phone with Grace Health. Grace Health was co-developed by gynaecologists and medical practitioners, making it fully medically approved. Its predictions are super accurate thanks to AI smart technology, plus it boasts a personal, private, safe and non-judgemental chat feature - available 24/7. 

Location: Stockholm, Sweden 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Grace Health has raised a total of $2.4m in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in June 2019 from a Seed round. 


Brarista 

About: Imagine a world where you can get fitted professionally from home using your phone’s camera. That’s what the team are working on at Brarista: A team of professional bra fitters and Computer Vision scientists coming together to solve one of the biggest problems of female well-being. 

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Brarista has raised a total of £144k in funding through one round. This was a Grant round raised in May 2021. 


Ava 

About: Ava is the first and only FDA-cleared wearable device that is clinically proven to identify both the opening and closing of the fertile window, letting you know your five best days to try for a baby. 20% from the sale of every Ava Bracelet goes into women’s health research and development. 

Location: Zurich, Switzerland 

Company size: 51 to 100 employees 

Funding: Ava has raised a total of $42.4m in funding over six rounds. Their latest funding was raised in May 2018 from a Series B round. 


LactApp 

About: LactApp is the first app dedicated to breastfeeding and motherhood that solves your questions in a personalised way. With 76,000 possible paths, and more than 2,500 responses, LactApp autonomously resolves more than 90,000 weekly inquiries worldwide on a personalised basis. All features are free and available to all mothers worldwide. 

Location: Barcelona, Spain  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Unknown 



Clue 

About: Track your period and ovulation with Clue to understand how your body works. Get period and PMS predictions you can trust, thanks to the most up-to-date science. The Clue team collaborate with scientists and universities to ensure continuous improvements. With frequent analysis reports and a clear calendar overview you’ll draw conclusions quickly. 

Location: Berlin, Germany  

Company size: 1-1 to 250 employees 

Funding: Clue has raised a total of $29.7m in funding over seven rounds. Their latest funding was raised in November 2016 from a Series B round. 


Syrona Health 

About:¬†The Syrona Health team are on a mission to help women, trans, and non-binary folk reclaim our bodies through science, compassion, and technology. They believe that it should be easier to access support and care for dealing with female reproductive issues ‚Äď from endometriosis to fertility and menopause support. So they launched SORA, to make a positive difference.¬†

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Syrona Health has raised a total of $778.9k in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in November 2019 from a Grant round. 

 


Peanut  

About:¬†Peanut is a safe space for women to meet and find support. Connect with women who are at a similar stage in life‚Äďfrom fertility, pregnancy and motherhood through to menopause. Gain access to a community who are there to listen, share information and offer valuable advice.¬†

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Peanut has raised a total of $17m in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in May 2020 from a Series A round. 


Bonzun IVF 

About:¬†Bonzun IVF guides you through your unique IVF treatment with tools to increase your chance to succeed with ART treatments ‚Äď IVF, ICSI or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Bonzun IVF provides you with individualised content for every step of your treatment.¬†

Location: Stockholm, Sweden  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Unknown 


Grace Cooling 

About: Meet Grace, the bracelet to get you through hot flushes. Grace is the world's first automated tracking and cooling bracelet, ready to detect and fend off your flushes 24 hours a day. Grace aims to detect a hot flush before you know you're going to have one. At that point, a cooling patch is activated on your wrist, aiming to reverse the effects of a flush. The bracelet is currently still in development, but you can sign-up to receive an update when it’s ready to purchase, here.  

Location: Nottingham, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Unknown  


Tuune 

About: Tuune are here to help you understand your hormones so you can feel your best (every day, not just certain times of the month). The first stop? Personalised contraception. They’ll work out exactly what your body needs so you can pick the contraceptive that best suits YOU (not your mate Sally down the road). 

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Tuune completed a Seed round in December 2020. 


MPowder 

About: MPower is the first powder supplement range for each stage of menopause. Developed with doctors and naturopaths. Their products are tested and verified by women in their community. They contain over 24 plant-based ingredients in every blend, delivering you a daily nutritional boost in a single scoop. 

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: MPowder has raised a total of £500k in funding over one round. This was a Seed round raised in November 2020. 


Moody Month 

About: Everyday is a new day for our bodies and minds, check in with yourself daily using Moody Month and find the motivation to give your body what it needs. The Moody Month app is a daily health and wellness tracker, that connects women with solutions to support their most common moods and symptoms. 

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Moody has raised a total of £900k in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in November 2020 from an Equity Crowdfunding round. 


Balance  

About: Balance was born out of a passion to support women with evidence-based scientific information about perimenopause and menopause and empower them to get a fast diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. Launched by renowned menopause expert, Dr Louise Newson, the balance app enables women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and download their health report to share with their healthcare professional. 

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Unknown 


Ferly  

About:¬†At best, sex is a bit awkward ‚Äď at worst, it‚Äôs taboo. But it shouldn‚Äôt be! This is why Ferly have created an audio content app that encourages folx to discover what exactly sex means to them ‚Äď how they feel about it and how they have it. Their mission is to empower every person to lead a life that is pleasurable, confident and healthy.¬†

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Ferly has completed one funding round. This was a Seed round raised in March 2018.  



Mush 

About:¬†Mush is the friendliest app for mums. Mush exists to ensure you stay happy, confident and connected through every stage of motherhood. Unite with local mums and mums-to-be in peer-group ‚Äėpods‚Äô of five to learn, share, forge friendships and navigate each week.¬†¬†

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Mush has raised a total of $4m in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in August 2019. 


Juno Bio 

About: Disrupted vaginal microbiomes can cause everything from recurrent infections to infertility. Trouble is, they're a bit of a black box. That's why Juno Bio have developed a breakthrough test that decodes your microbes while powering up research. Good for you. Good for women. 

Location: London, UK 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Juno Bio completed a Convertible Note in August 2020. 



We want to do everything we can to help support these fantastic femtech businesses and the work they’re doing.     

If you belong to a tech for good startup and want to have a chat about how we could scale your Product or Tech teams, do get in touch at contact@confidotalent.com.      

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Funding information taken from Crunchbase. 


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