🐦 #54: Women's health start-ups have their first unicorn...

... with backers including Oprah and Natalie Portman.

Hey friends, 

This week, Oprah Winfrey-backed women’s health start-up Maven Clinic reaches $1bn dollar valuation, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital launches new healthtech accelerator, and Caption Health partner with Butterfly Network to bring AI to ultrasound imaging.

News Bites 🥪

🦄 Femtech start-up Maven Clinic bags $110m Series D funding to reach unicorn status

👦 Alder Hey Children’s NHSFT launches the ‘Innovation Lab’, a start-up accelerator focussing on patient UX and hospital optimisation

🔬 Clinical Trials firm Reify Health nets $220m in Series C funding, takes valuation to $2.2bn

🖥️ Handheld ultrasound start-up Butterfly Network partner with Caption Health to bring AI to USS imaging

📱 Spora Health, a telemedicine start-up offering primary care services to people of colour, has raised $3m in Seed Plus funding

… and finally

🧪 New npj editorial considers the challenges and opportunities for AI in precision oncology

What to Listen to 🔊

The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of Virti with CEO and Founder Dr Alex Young

James is joined by Dr Alex Young, an orthopaedic surgeon by training, and founder and CEO of Virti, a mixed-reality training platform .

The Entrepreneur’s Doctor: How to Launch a Digital Health Startup

This week, Dr Behbod is joined by Dr Mert Aral, Head of Clinical Strategy and R&D at Huma…

Opportunities 💰

📋 Clinical workflow company Open Medical have published a range of vacancies, including clinical informatician and business development manager.