Cosm Medical Raises $4.7 Million CAD For Its Custom Gynecological Prosthetics

Cosm wants to change the standard of care for pelvic floor disorders. Medtech startup Cosm Medical has secured $4.7 million CAD ($3.8 million USD) in an oversubscribed seed round to create custom medical devices for women suffering from pelvic floor disorders. The new funds will enable Cosm to further develop and launch its digital gynecology […]

29 Women Who Are Leading the Modern Menstrual Movement

This week on Girlboss, we’re doing a deep dive on the ways that periods bleed into the workplace. Why is walking into a bathroom stall with a tampon shoved up your sleeve still the norm? Why don’t we have paid menstrual leave yet? Aunt Flo, the red river, the crimson wave, that time of the […]

Why this Period-Care Brand is Offering a “Cradle to Grave” Analysis

Period-care company Aisle, which sells reusable pads, tampons and menstrual underwear, has created a reporting system to self-monitor its CO2 emissions, energy and waste and give consumers a “cradle to grave” analysis. “We believe in a world where everybody matters and that nothing and no one is disposable,” says Aisle founder Suzanne Siemens. “As a […]

Eli Raises $1.9 Million CAD in Seed Funding to Develop At-Home Hormone Monitoring Tech

Eli Science Inc. has raised a $1.9 million CAD ($1.5 million USD) seed round to target the historically underserved women’s healthtech market via its saliva-based daily hormone tracking technology. The round, which was co-led by Hong Kong’s Vectr Ventures and 2048 Ventures, closed in late December 2020. Other investors included Real Ventures, Techstars, Panache Ventures, Ramen Ventures, MEDTEQ+, and Steven Arless, who joined Eli […]

Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics and Agency Sid Lee Win the First-Ever Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity in Advertising (IDEA) Competition

Cheekbone Beauty awarded $1 million worth of media inventory for its “Right the Story” campaign in support of Indigenous communities. TORONTO, June 10, 2021 /CNW/ – Bell Media announced today, from its Upfront 21 presentation, that Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics and its agency Sid Lee have won the Institute of Communications Agencies’ (ICA) inaugural Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity in Advertising (IDEA) competition, held in […]

Ivey Grads Turn School Project on Tampons into Startup with $500K Backing

When you think of great ideas born at business schools, chances are a better tampon doesn’t spring to mind. But for a group of London women, that was just the point. Recent graduates of the Ivey Business School at Western University, the five entrepreneurs have turned a class project into a startup company to sell […]