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Happy FemTech Friday


We’ve got not one, but TWO major announcements dropping this week 🎉

1️⃣ FemTech Founders Cohort program – Growth Strategic model.

We’re now accepting applications for our 6-week immersion starting in August. In this 6-week program, we work with selected founders to turbocharge their business strategies, with a special focus on market access, research, GTM,regulatory and addressing key challenges and opportunities in women’s health in India. During the sixth week, founders will pitch their business ideas to investors.  

I wanted to give you early access, which will give you a better shot at getting accepted—as we go into more rounds, we have fewer spots available. 

Secure your spot now

👉 Who should apply? 

  • Global companies eyeing the Indian market for strategic market access.
  • Indian companies want to build strong GTM and growth strategies.
  • Anyone with a solid idea for a FemTech startup.


2️⃣ First-Ever Global ‘’FemTech Student Ambassador Program™. 

This is the first global initiative, empowering students to become advocates for FemTech and bridge the gap between innovation and impact. We will be hosting our first event in London, led by our first Student Ambassador from Imperial College Business School. Read here

Know someone who’d be perfect for these programs or want to get involved yourself ? Spread the word and let’s make connections happen!

Become Student Ambassador

I am excited to speak at Women’s Forum Singapore 2024, the leading event for advancing equality solutions. I am looking forward to contributing to the panel discussion on ‘’Asia’s Most Innovative FemTech Companies’’ moderated by our friend, Lindsay David and I will also be attending the FemTech Connect hosted by the FemTech Association of Asia.

What’s trending this week in women’s health :

💰Funding In India: FemTech, Wellness, and Fitness

  • Foxtale, a D2C skincare brand, has raised $18 million in its Series B funding round led by Singapore-based Panthera GrowPartners. The round also saw participation from the company’s existing investors, including Matrix Partners India and Kae Capital.
  • Kerala-based Sabine Hospital and Research Centre secured $50 million in funding from private equity firm CX Partners. The company envisions making high-end fertility, birthing and neonatal care affordable and accessible to the most remote towns in India.

🌎💸  Global Funding

  • Arya, a NYC-based provider of a holistic sexual wellness platform, raised $7.5M in Seed funding.The round was led by Patron and Play Ventures, with participation from, Heracles Capital, Neil Parick, Harpreet Rai, Yasmin Lukatz and Naama Breckler,
  • Real World Health, a London, UK-based healthcare data analytics company, raised £1.7M in Series A funding.The round was led by Maven Capital Partners with participation from Dowgate Capital.The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.
  • Adcytherix, a Marseille, France-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel antibody drug conjugates (ADC), raised €30M in Seed funding.The round was led by Pontifax with participation from Pureos Bioventures, RA Capital Management, Dawn Biopharma (a platform controlled by KKR) and the management of the company.


  • A new US study has revealed the effects obesity and metabolic syndrome can have on breast cancer. Both obesity and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and high blood sugar, increase the risk of breast cancer, but in differing ways for different subtypes of the cancer.
  • Women who deliver low-birth-weight babies could be more likely to have memory and thinking problems later in life, a new study warns. As seniors, these women had brain test scores that indicated one to two years of additional aging in their memory and thinking skills, compared with women who delivered normal-weight babies, according to results published June 12 in the journal Neurology.
  • Bipolar disorder doesn’t have to be a lifelong challenge, a new study says.Nearly 1 in 4 people with bipolar disorder wind up achieving complete mental health, researchers found. Further, more than 2 in 5 become free from bipolar symptoms over time, results show.
  • Extreme heat spurs eye stroke cases: Symptoms, risk factors and precautions.In extreme cases, an eye strike can cause sudden loss of vision. The intense heat conditions in many parts of the country have increased the number of not just heat strokes, but also eye strokes.
  • Dads appear to make a small but important contribution to a newborn baby’s gut health, a new study discovers. Many microbes found in babies throughout their first year of life originate in the father rather than the mother, researchers report June 12 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.
  • Pelvic health is a vital yet often overlooked aspect of overall well-being. It encompasses the proper functioning of the muscles, ligaments, and tissues that support the pelvic organs and plays a critical role in daily activities and quality of life. Taking care of Pelvic Health is crucial for overall well being
  • Sustainable management of healthcare waste: All you need to knowThe waste generated from healthcare has a very high potential for carrying infections. Appropriate handling of waste is needed for a sustainable environment.
  • Heatwaves like those experienced in India this summar are nearly 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the country’s previously recorded hottest heatwaves, according to a new rapid attribution study by an independent group of climate scientists and researchers.
  • Climate change is harming the heart health of people around the world, a new review warns.Extreme temperatures, hurricanes and other dangerous weather events all contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and heart-related death, researchers reported in the journal JAMA Cardiology.
  • Nearly 1 in every 6 U.S. adults have engaged in the ancient practice of yoga over the past year, new government data shows.
  • Fortis Memorial Research has launched the Gamma Knife Esprit. This Leksell Gamma Knife according to the hospital is South Asia’s first and heralds a new era in the non-surgical high precision treatment of brain tumours, enhancing therapeutic options for both malignant, benign brain tumours and other abnormalities of brain.

🤝 Our Ecosystem News:

  • Niramai has been selected for the MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2024 Accelerator Cohort Program.
  • Newmi care in collaboration with Sirona was included as part of Flipkart’s Flexben Wellness Carnival where they conducted quizzes and games to increase awareness on Health and Wellness
  • Rocket Health released a video titled “Are Indians Afraid to be Single” and covered the aspects of FOMO and the cultural and social aspects of being single.
  • Hempstreet published a thoughtware on “Cannabis in Cancer Management” and detailed aspects of how cannabis is a natural remedy to support cancer care.

🌐 Global Companies:

  • The healthcare company ProgenyHealth has expanded its partnership with the women’s health solutions company Wildflower Health to improve maternal health outcomes. The collaboration aims to break down “existing silos” and help health plans move faster to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
  • Wisp, a company working in sexual and reproductive health, has taken a step forward by launching a new fertility vertical aimed at supporting women through every stage of their reproductive health journey.
  • Playground, a sexual wellness brand co-founded by Christina Aguilera, has announced a partnership with the Center for Intimacy Justice as part of its mission to destigmatize discussions about sexuality and promote better sexual health for women.
  • Elekta Versa HD, a cutting-edge radiation therapy system that is revolutionizing the treatment of brain tumours. This state-of-the-art machine is redefining precision and offering new hope to patients battling either benign or malignant tumours.

🇮🇳 Government News

  • Japan and India are now working to strengthen collaboration with innovative concepts for developing medical devices from start-ups of both the countries. This according to them would lead to significant advancements and mutually beneficial outcomes in patient care.
  • The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) recently unveiled a comprehensive immunization schedule for women that provides a comprehensive list of essential vaccines that adult women should receive, and the recommended frequency of each vaccine. FOGSI and MSD Pharma have collaborated to raise awareness about women’s immunization and help prevent vaccine-preventable diseases in women across India.
  • The Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) has launched a pilot project to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing global health threat. This initiative aims to empower and equip the state’s 30,000 drug retailers to raise awareness among patients and consumers.

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