FemTech

PR Newswire: Silicon Valley's Portfolia Closes First Women's Health Venture Fund

We are beyond excited by the huge growth that Portfolia has had this year and we are deeply grateful for the groundswell of dynamo women who see Portfolia as the answer, the action step and the smartest way to back the companies, the products, and the world they believe in! #FemTech #InvestTogether #MarketMakers Read the full article here.

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PE Hub: Portfolia's FemTech Fund: Women investing in women's health

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.

TechCrunch: Future Family raises $10M to make fertility treatments more affordable

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.

The Guardian: Digital contraceptives and period trackers: the rise of femtech

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.

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Silicon Valley's Portfolia Launches Nation's First FemTech Fund

Portfolia Funds, innovative venture investing platform, just announced the launch of its sixth fund. The Portfolia FemTech Fund will invest exclusively in emerging technologies, products and services focused on improving women's health and wellness.

Frost and Sullivan recently published a report stating that FemTech will be a $50 billion market by 2025. Spurred on by rapid innovation in the health space, a positive regulatory environment and the fact that women now control 80% of healthcare decisions in the U.S. household, FemTech is predicted to be the next big disruptor in the global healthcare market. While the benefits of FemTech are widely recognized, the market is still at an early stage.