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 […]

Koble and CBC – The importance of funding women-led startups

In this segment for CBC, our CEO, Swati Matta, had the opportunity to share her insights on women-led startups. Here, Swati shares her story: she talks about how Koble was founded with the mission to improve the health and well-being of parents. Thanks to investors and angel collectives like Backbone Angels, who support BIPOC and […]

Interview with Rachel Bartholomew, Founder & CEO at Hyivy Health

Rachel Bartholomew has been involved in the start up community for the past 10 years working in various roles in small businesses, venture capital, innovation labs and ecosystem partnerships. She is currently working on her second business, Hyivy Health, focused on creating a medical device for women with pelvic floor conditions after her own cervical […]

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 […]

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 […]