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Increased venture capital investment bolsters women's health startups, report
Published: 11-01-2024 | 17:01:24 | By: Bob Koigi
Despite ongoing economic headwinds and a pressured venture fundraising environment, investment in startup companies addressing women's health is on the rise.












Kuramo Capital to invest $150m in women-led startups in Africa
Published: 16-10-2023 | 13:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kuramo Capital Management has announced plans to invest $150m in female-led enterprises.


Shakti Ventures dives into femtech sector to elevate women's health
Published: 11-10-2023 | 11:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shakti Ventures is on a mission to invest in revolutionary startups within the femtech industry.


Nevia Bio completes $3m seed round to build a platform for early detection of women-related diseases
Published: 04-09-2023 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nevia Bio has completed $3.1m seed round.


Visana Health raises $10.1m seed round to bring comprehensive virtual healthcare to women
Published: 18-08-2023 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 Visana Health announced the close of $10.1 million in seed funding.


Seedstars launches FIWAM program to boost financial inclusion for women migrants
Published: 06-07-2023 | 14:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seedstars has launched a program to promote financial inclusion for women.


SEI appoints Sneha Shah as Head of New Business Ventures
Published: 20-06-2023 | 15:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SEI has announced the appointment of Sneha Shah as an Executive Vice President and Head of New Business Ventures.


[Column] Joanne Mwangi – Yelbert: Entice more women in tech to bridge skills gap and bolster growth
Published: 29-05-2023 | 13:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Incredible improvements in tech are rapidly reshaping our world.


IDC Ventures appoints Jaclyn Baumgarten as Managing Partner to spearhead US expansion
Published: 10-05-2023 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IDC Ventures (IDCV), announced the appointment of Jaclyn Baumgarten as a Miami-based Managing Partner and the head of its US operations.


Fertility treatments aren't just for the 1%, Sunfish
Published: 28-03-2023 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sunfish, a fintech company founded last year, aims to make fertility treatments more accessible and has recently designed a new product to help reduce the cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).


[Column] Imane Charioui: Addressing the gender gap in the technology sector
Published: 14-03-2023 | 10:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Today, innovations in the financial services sector are increasingly recognized for their acceleration of access to science, technology and innovation for all.


Recast Capital launches Recast Accelerate, a program supporting early-stage, women-led venture funds
Published: 14-03-2023 | 09:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Recast Capital has launched Recast Accelerate, a catalytic program to drive the success of women-led, early stage US funds in venture capital.


[Interview] Julie Davila, VP Global Field CTO Operations, Sophos
Published: 13-03-2023 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest global challenges facing businesses around the world. The industry is always shifting as new technological innovations emerge and modify firms’ security practices drawing in a more diverse group of professionals, including women.


[Column] Darryl Pietersen: Improving innovation and technology for gender equality in Ghana
Published: 07-03-2023 | 13:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The digital revolution is fully underway, and the technology industry is reshaping our world. While it looks quite innovative and revolutionary from the outside, women remain a dramatically underrepresented group.


To stay competitive, startups must combat gender diversity debt, study
Published: 17-02-2023 | 10:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Entrepreneurship is booming, but women are underrepresented among its founders, investors and employees. A recent study investigates entrepreneurship's gender "diversity debt," a demographic disparity that can be difficult and costly to remedy.


Google opens new accelerator program for women founders in Africa
Published: 02-02-2023 | 12:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Google has announced an accelerator program aimed at providing resources and opportunities for women founders in Africa.


TBD Health raises $4.4m seed round to expand its hybrid sexual healthcare offerings
Published: 01-02-2023 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TBD Health, a sexual healthcare provider revolutionizing the medical landscape through unparalleled digital and in-person clinical care, announced a $4.4 million seed round.


Herself healthtech startup raises $7m funding, opens first clinic to transform advanced primary care for women
Published: 17-01-2023 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Herself Health, a healthcare technology company designed to deliver advanced primary care to women over 65, received $7million seed round funding led by founding partner Juxtapose.


Italian biotech startup Diamante closes €595K seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 17-01-2023 | 10:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Diamante, a female-led Italian biotechnology company focused on the use of plants for producing high value-added molecules, closes €595K as a second seed round led by Arieli Capital.


Mendoza Ventures closes $100m early growth fintech fund anchored by Bank of America
Published: 09-01-2023 | 09:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mendoza Ventures, a Latinx-founded Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity Venture Capital firm, has achieved a first close on its third fund.


For women entrepreneurs, the West is the new promised land, report
Published: 04-01-2023 | 16:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
America's original Westward Expansion was led by entrepreneurs of the day noticing great economic opportunities out of the West. A study by MerchantMaverick.com shows that a new slew of opportunities are appearing in Western states for women entrepreneurs.


New York-based skincare startup Glowbar closes $10m growth capital
Published: 04-01-2023 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Glowbar, the skincare brand whose custom 30-min, $65, clinical-grade facial has made it a breakout success in New York, announced it has received a $10 million growth investment led by Peterson Partners


Visa announces grant to help African women fund managers grow their businesses
Published: 16-12-2022 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Visa has announced a grant towards the African Women Impact Fund (AWIF), a collaboration between Standard Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).


AWARD selects 50 African women for fellowship on improving policy in the agri-food systems
Published: 30-11-2022 | 14:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Inspired by the flagship AWARD Fellowship Model, the Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship, aims to grow a pool of confident and capable African women to lead policy changes to improve African smallholders’ livelihoods.


Rutgers MBA alumna Hannah Redmond realizes dream of being an entrepreneur as venture takes off
Published: 23-11-2022 | 09:58:05 | By: Pie Kamau
Hannah Redmond kept retrieving lessons from her MBA classes at Rutgers Business School as she built her startup, Happy Box, from an idea to a ranking on Inc.'s list of fastest-growing companies.


Girls in Tech Startup Challenge 2022 now open for female entrepreneurs
Published: 03-11-2022 | 09:15:02 | By: Pie Kamau
Girls in Tech, a global nonprofit working to erase the gender gap in tech, has launched the Girls in Tech Startup Challenge 2022, the organization's signature entrepreneurship pitch competition.


Meet female scientists who develop cellular and gene therapies in China, Jiang and Zhang
Published: 27-10-2022 | 12:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Inside Namtai Inno Park in Guangming District hides a low-profile biomedical development firm; Shenzhen Wingor Biotechnology company.


Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs sets sights on global infertility trend
Published: 24-10-2022 | 14:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs announced its official launch and ambitious long-term vision to overcome infertility. The company is focused on developing a range of first-in-class diagnostic tests for the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.


Online dating startup for Black women CarpeDM closes $1m oversubscribed pre-seed round
Published: 10-10-2022 | 14:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CarpeDM, a Techstars portfolio company, announced the closing of its oversubscribed pre-seed financing round bringing total capital raised by the early stage startup to $1.054 million.


Africa's gender equal tech VC fund Janngo Capital reaches first close of its €60m fund
Published: 12-09-2022 | 16:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Janngo Capital Startup Fund (JCSF) has announced its first close at €34 million in capital commitments, to invest 50% of its proceeds in companies founded, co-founded, or benefiting women.


SheMatters raises $1.5m seed funding to address medical neglect and Black maternal morbidity in the U.S.
Published: 31-08-2022 | 11:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SheMatters, an online platform and mobile app designed to support Black women/WOC who experience postpartum comorbidities, announced the close of over $1.5 million in seed funding.


Social impact fintech DreamStart Labs partners with BRAC Bank to reach unbanked women in Bangladesh
Published: 20-07-2022 | 09:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DreamStart Labs, a fintech for emerging markets, and BRAC Bank, a commercial bank in Bangladesh, have entered into an agreement to provide digital financial services to unbanked women in Bangladesh.


DivInc Houston launches inaugural Women in Tech Accelerator with title sponsor SheSpace
Published: 18-07-2022 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DivInc, the premier startup accelerator for people of color and women entrepreneurs, announced the launch of its first Women in Tech Accelerator made possible through Houston title sponsor, SheSpace.


Africa-focused VC firm TLcom Capital appoints Eloho Omame as Partner
Published: 27-06-2022 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TLcom, the Africa-focused venture capital firm, has appointed Eloho Omame as a Partner, bolstering its capabilities as it ramps up deployment of TIDE Africa Fund II, its new $150 million pan-African tech fund.


Community-centered lifestyle startup Saysh closes $8m Series A round to scale growth
Published: 17-06-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Saysh, the community-centered lifestyle brand co-founded by Olympian Allyson Felix and her brother and business partner Wes Felix, announced a Series A round closed at $8 million.


RH Capital announces three new investments to improve women's heath
Published: 03-06-2022 | 14:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RH Capital, the women's health venture capital fund, announced three new investments to improve health outcomes for women in the US.


Maternity health startup Cayaba Care secures $12m Series A funding to expand access and services to underserved populations
Published: 23-05-2022 | 17:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cayaba Care, a maternity health startup, announced the closing of a $12 million Series A round that will work to expand the company's footprint within underserved populations.


SVB debuts fellowship program to foster next-gen of Black, Latinx and women venture capital leaders
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SVB Financial Group (SVB), financial partner of the innovation economy and parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, announced the SVB Fellows Program, a fellowship program for Black, Latinx and women professionals.


Luxury clean CBD brand Lure Life closes $750K seed funding round for expansion
Published: 01-04-2022 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lure Life, (Lure), a luxury, joy producing CBD brand has raised $750,000 in a Seed round of funding supported by a diverse group of investors in the beauty, finance and the consumer-packaged goods sectors.


On-demand transport platform Bolt launches 2nd edition of its Women in Tech internship program in Kenya
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:24:12 | By: Pie Kamau
On-demand transport platform Bolt announced it has rolled out the second edition of its Women in Tech internship program in Kenya.


26 startups selected to join African Tech Vision's 2nd mentorship program for African female founders
Published: 08-03-2022 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
African Tech Vision, a non-profit-organization supporting early-stage female tech founders, has announced 26 startups that will be joining its 2nd mentorship program.


The Sister Accord Foundation launches The Sister Accord Accelerator to support female entrepreneurs
Published: 24-02-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Sister Accord Foundation announced the launch of The Sister Accord Accelerator, to help female entrepreneurs rapidly grow and scale their businesses.


Fintech startup CrowFly appoints Nita Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer
Published: 12-01-2022 | 12:10:05 | By: Pie Kamau
CrowFly has appointed Nita Bhatia as CEO. CrowFly is a fintech startup touting an innovative online platform that directly connects sellers of future structured settlement payments with qualified buyers.


Canadian fertility tech startup raises Series A financing round to progress AI-enabled fertility solutions
Published: 10-01-2022 | 15:04:58 | By: Pie Kamau
Future Fertility, a fertility technology company developing AI-enabled and non-invasive fertility solutions to optimize clinical decision making in fertility care and in vitro fertilization (IVF), announced it has successfully raised a Series A financing round.


Los Angeles-based healthtech startup Kiira Health raises $4m to transform healthcare for young women
Published: 22-12-2021 | 14:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kiira Health, a Los Angeles-based healthcare technology company, closed a $4 million seed round led by 500 Global and Forum VC.


IFC, ADGM launch She Wins Arabia initiative to boost opportunities for women-led startups and businesses across MENA
Published: 16-12-2021 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IFC and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) launched She Wins Arabia, an initiative to help women-led startups across the MENA region, get the advice, finance, and mentorship they need to grow.


Kenyan-based Penda Health partners with femtech e-Commerce startup Kasha to ease contraceptive access for consumers
Published: 06-12-2021 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthcare solution provider Penda Health announced a partnership with Rwandan femtech e-Commerce startup Kasha, to enable increase access to contraceptive products via the Kasha digital platform.


SOS raises $3.4 million funding to expand smart vending and digital marketing platform
Published: 17-11-2021 | 16:59:35 | By: Bob Koigi
SOS, a female-founded creator and operator of interactive vending machines delivering premium products and digital content in public spaces has raised $3.4 million in funding.


Israeli femtech startup illumigyn partners with Peramare Pharmaceuticals to bring innovative gynecological imaging platform to Nigeria
Published: 17-11-2021 | 15:22:31 | By: Pie Kamau
illumigyn, world's first remote gynecological imaging platform, announced its new distribution agreement with Peramare Pharmaceuticals Nigeria, to deploy 5,000 Gynescopes in Nigeria by 2026.


25 African female-founded tech startups selected to join CMM PR mentorship program
Published: 10-08-2021 | 12:35:50 | By: Pie Kamau
Twenty-five African female-founded tech startups have been selected for the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program, a PR and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to African female tech founders.


Boston-based startup Mombox acquires WellNested to provide full suite of postnatal care services
Published: 30-06-2021 | 15:35:10 | By: Pie Kamau
D2C postnatal care company, Mombox, announced its acquisition of WellNested, a Boston-based technology solution company designed to help new parents find and book quality and affordable postnatal care services.


Female-founded wellness startup House of Wise raises $2m, launches full line of organic CBD products
Published: 25-06-2021 | 12:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New female-founded CBD brand House of Wise announced a $2 million seed funding round to improve the lives of women everywhere through community, content, and trustworthy CBD products.


Women's wellness startup Kindra raises $4.5m seed round to drive continued growth and expansion
Published: 17-06-2021 | 13:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kindra, a modern wellness brand for menopause essentials, announced it closed a $4.5 million seed funding round. The new capital will be used to drive the continued growth and expansion of Kindra.


Africa's e-logistics startup Lori Systems appoints Uche Ogboi as new CEO
Published: 03-06-2021 | 15:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lori Systems, Africa's e-logistics platform has announced the appointment of Uche Ogboi as its new Chief Executive Officer effective July 1 2021.


The nexus between gender-responsive research and agricultural productivity in Africa
Published: 27-05-2021 | 11:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Smallholder farmers across Africa are looking to science to boost farm productivity and to tackle emerging threats, partiuclarly with regards to climate change and pandemics as demonstrated by COVID-19, the report further noted.


Synchrony commits $15m to early stage Black, Latinx and female venture capital funds
Published: 24-05-2021 | 14:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Synchrony, a consumer financial services company announced it will commit $15 million to venture capital funds led by Black, Latinx, and female investing partners.


Five women-led tech startups awarded $10k funding by Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator in Kenya
Published: 20-05-2021 | 14:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Standard Chartered Bank has awarded 5 women-led businesses with KES 1,000,000 each. The businesses were picked from the 4th cohort of the Standard Chartered Bank Women in Tech incubation program.


Mastercard invests in Rwandan femtech e-Commerce startup Kasha Global
Published: 04-05-2021 | 12:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mastercard announced a new investment in Rwandan female-focused e-Commerce platform Kasha Global, to continue shared efforts to ensure women across emerging markets have essential access to health.


Virtual hospitality startup Vin Social announces launch of equity crowdfunding campaign
Published: 09-04-2021 | 11:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Virtual hospitality startup Vin Social announced its first-ever equity crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Wefunder and the Arora Project.


Healthy Pleasure launches Amboy Street Ventures dedicated to sexual health & women's healthtech startups
Published: 24-03-2021 | 15:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthy Pleasure Group (HPG), announced the launch of Amboy Street Ventures (ASV), the world's first venture capital fund currently in the market focused on Sexual Health (for all genders) and Women's Health Technology startups.


Nigerian fintech startup Team Apt launches internship program to support women in tech
Published: 18-03-2021 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup Team Apt has launched an internship program to support women in Technology. The program will run for six months providing a platform for young women to grow their skills.


IFC invests in Savannah Fund to support Africa’s tech startups funding growth
Published: 11-03-2021 | 12:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IFC announced an investment in the Savannah Fund, a technology seed fund in Africa, to increase lending to startups across sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and disruptive companies in high-growth sectors.


Investing in mentorship to inspire women in agribusiness
Published: 09-03-2021 | 16:02:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Jolenta Joseph, a Tanzania entrepreneur has built her business tackling malnutrition, an endemic problem in Tanzania, thanks in part to the support she has received since winning the 2020 SUN Pitch Competition.


Femtech startup OCON Healthcare announces last patient in phase IIa clinical study
Published: 08-03-2021 | 14:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OCON Healthcare, a women's health company, announced it had completed enrollment of its Phase IIa clinical study evaluating its intrauterine drug delivery platform IUB™ SEAD™, a non-invasive treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).


Enygma Ventures targets Southern Africa women entrepreneurs with funding opportunities
Published: 02-03-2021 | 14:59:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Enygma Ventures, is looking for passionate women entrepreneurs to invest in. The venture capital fund was established by two successful women entrepreneurs who now invest in women entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.


DFC invests $1m in femtech e-commerce startup Kasha Global to support women’s health in East Africa
Published: 18-02-2021 | 13:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), disbursed a $1 million equity investment in Kasha Global, an e-commerce company that provides women’s health and personal care products to customers in Rwanda and Kenya.


Women's healthtech fund SteelSky secures investment from Motley Fool Ventures
Published: 16-02-2021 | 11:14:56 | By: Pie Kamau
SteelSky Ventures, a women's health tech fund, announced it has received investment from Motley Fool Ventures.


Biotech Executive Elizabeth Cormier-May appointed new CEO for women's health startup Mammogen
Published: 05-02-2021 | 10:01:34 | By: Pie Kamau
Mammogen, Inc., a women's health startup born at the intersection of data, technology and science, and Bench International, a leading global executive search firm, jointly announce the appointment of Elizabeth Cormier-May as Chief Executive Officer.


Canadian hormone tracking startup Eli raises $1.5m to reshape women's health
Published: 22-01-2021 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Eli, a company enabling women to own their fertility and health decisions with a novel hormone tracking technology, announced its $1.5 million seed round co-led by Vectr Ventures and 2048 Ventures.


Allobee secures funding to grow women-led tech platform for small businesses and startups
Published: 07-01-2021 | 09:18:52 | By: Bob Koigi
Allobee, a managed marketplace for small businesses and startups, has announced that it has secured $500K in a funding round led by Stargazer Ventures and a network of angel investors to further support the company's rapid growth.


Fearless Pitch announces $100,000 competition for female founders of colour
Published: 30-10-2020 | 12:08:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The Fearless Fund has announced the Fearless Pitch competition for women of color business owners.