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It’s rare to see money flow at parties. Even in investment-laden Silicon Valley, potential fund investors don’t normally mingle socially while writing checks to their hosts over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
But at an early-September party in Woodside, that’s exactly what happened.
Portfolia Funds, which operates a platform through which accredited individuals can invest in small venture funds, held an invitation-only event at its headquarters, a few miles down the highway from Sand Hill Road.
Future Family, a startup that helps families more easily afford fertility services like IVF and egg freezing, has raised $10 million in a Series A round. This round was led by Aspect Ventures, and backed by iNovia, BBG, Ulu Ventures, LaunchCapital and Portfolia. As part of the deal, Aspect Venture’s Lauren Kolodny will join Future Family’s board of directors.
Venture firms are starting to invest more meaningfully in women’s health and wellness startups, including Portfolia, the world’s first femtech-specific fund (financed by nearly all female investors), which expects to invest nearly $4m in 6 femtech startups this year.
Portfolia, a US-based venture platform financed nearly exclusively by female investors, created the world’s first femtech fund in June. The fund is expecting to invest nearly $4m in six top-performing women’s wellness and health startups this year.
Future Family helps families more easily afford fertility services like IVF and egg freezing. Their fertility offerings help customers get the flexibility and services they need on a subscription basis instead of providing cash upfront.
Healthcare Strategic Advisor and Consultant
Partner, Catalyst Health Ventures; Healthcare and Life Sciences Executive. Lead on Future Family.
Board Member, Angel Capital Association; Faculty, Venture Capital Institute. Lead on Future Family.
ExplORer Surgical, CEO and Co-Founder
Stanford University School of Medicine, Former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Yale University School of Medicine, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Biotech business executive and venture capitalist; California Life Sciences Institute, Chair Emeritus. Lead on Future Family.
Founder & CEO, Portfolia; Co-Founder & CEO Emeritus, Kauffman Fellows.
About the Fund
The Portfolia FemTech Fund™ focuses on emerging technologies, products, platforms, and services improving women’s health and wellness throughout their lives. From fertility to menopausal care and overall fitness, the fund will invest in high-potential opportunities that can be both profitable and grant women greater health and wellness.