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Femtech

Discover the femtech industry—where technology transforms women’s health.

Bridging gender health gaps

Femtech is on the fast track to reshaping the overall healthcare industry. Despite persistent gender biases, femtech solutions are empowering women to openly discuss topics that were once taboo. Although the overall femtech VC funding shrank in 2023, the trend remains promising, with the average deal size reaching a new high of $10.4M.

Why it matters:

The femtech industry is rising, bringing more opportunities to the startups’ table:

  • Personalized health solutions
  • Fertility and reproductive health
  • Menopause support
  • Mental health and wellness

Between the lines:

Challenges are also picking up speed. So, prepare to address regulatory, fundraising, and security issues.

Our team has significant experience with femtech startups and knows how to build successful businesses that draw investor interest

$3B+
Secured in funds
600+
Ventures advanced
80+
Industries explored

What we do:

Our expert team is skilled in securing femtech VC funding, managing M&A deals, creating solid business models and market entry strategies, and devising impeccable and visually appealing pitch decks.

Go deeper:

Explore our femtech market research to learn more about industry trends, market opportunities, fundraising strategies, and potential risks.

2x growth
The femtech market is projected to double by 2032.

 

40%
Adult women don’t know the term “femtech.”

Driven by rising awareness of women’s health, tech advancements, and increased healthcare spending
2/3

Women worldwide have chronic health conditions.

$8.1T+

Is the expected global healthcare spending by 2025.

215M+

Women use period-tracking apps.

VENTURE LANDSCAPE

In 2023, femtech venture capital funding reached $880M

With major deals covered in:

  • Reproductive health
  • General wellness
  • Chronic conditions
  • Menopause

Leading femtech investors

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Femtech startup pitfalls

Here are key challenges femtech companies face.

Fundraising race:

The biased roar of the crowd still overrides the potential of women’s health products. Given this, many femtech investors lack an understanding of women-specific health issues, leading to underfunding.

Why it matters:

Limited funding means:

  • Slower R&D
  • Fewer product launches
  • Slower growth

What it takes:

Regulatory hurdles:

Many femtech startups run into regulatory issues. No wonder. In the femtech industry, regulations are complex and may significantly vary from one country to another.

Why it matters:

Compliance with all the regulations can:

  • Be costly and time-consuming
  • Delay product launches
  • Create barriers to market entry

What it takes:

  • Hire/consult with experts in health regulations
  • Collaborate with other companies to gain femtech insights and develop new compliance strategies

Lack of customer awareness:

Gender stereotypes still prevail, which is why many customers don’t fully recognize the potential benefits of femtech solutions.

Why it matters:

The lack of awareness leads to:

  • Lower adoption rate of new products
  • Weaker financial viability for startups

What it takes:

  • Develop robust marketing strategies to communicate the benefits of femtech products clearly
  • Partner with healthcare providers and influencers who advocate for such products

Data privacy and security concerns:

Femtech companies often handle sensitive personal information. Therefore, they need strong security to prevent breaches and comply with data protection laws.

Why it matters:

Any lapse in data security can lead to:

  • Loss of customer trust
  • Legal liabilities
  • Financial penalties

What it takes:

  • Ensure compliance with international data protection laws like HIPAA and GDPR
  • Invest in advanced cybersecurity measures
  • Provide regular security audits

FAQs

What is femtech?

Femtech is technology that caters to women’s health needs, including areas like menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause.

How attractive is the industry to potential femtech investors?

It’s a highly attractive sector for investors due to rising awareness and demand, growing market, and social impact.

If you are a femtech startup, how easy is it to raise funding today?

Get ready for a bumpy ride. Despite investor interest, biases and increasing competition make fundraising for femtech challenging.

How long does it take to create a pitch deck and financial model for a femtech startup?

On average, we handle documentation in 2-3 weeks. But sometimes it might take around a month. Feel free to ask for more information.

What are the key mistakes femtech startups make in their pitch decks?

Some decks lack a coherent investment narrative, dampening the overall impact and steering investors towards projects that showcase more clarity and promise. Second, many fail to address the pivotal ‘Why now?’ question, presenting a poor GTM strategy and business model. Finally, many decks fail to demonstrate traction and a solid competitive moat, leaving investors hesitant about their ability to disrupt the femtech market and bring profit.

How competitive is the femtech market?

The femtech market is getting crowded. You’ll need a strong value proposition and a clear competitive edge to stand out.

What services do you provide for investors looking to invest or already investing in femtech?

We help investment funds evaluate femtech projects through comprehensive due diligence, ensuring they back profitable initiatives. Additionally, we roll out full-fledged fundraising support for our partner fund’s associated companies.

Do you provide femtech M&A support?

Of course! Our team supports femtech M&A, identifying opportunities, assessing their potential, and ensuring successful partnerships post-deal.

Do you make intros to femtech VCs?

We connect you with relevant femtech VCs, evaluate the funding round size, team, and product, and support your collaboration with investors from start to long-term partnerships.

Do you have available data or research to purchase on the femtech market?

We provide market intelligence for the femtech industry, featuring industry reports, competitor assessments, and market research. Using data from trusted sources, we help you understand the femtech landscape, its complexities, and competitive dynamics.

Which growth stage of companies have you worked with in the past?

We provide growth and fundraising support to femtech startups from Pre-Seed through Series C and beyond.

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