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FEMTECH INVESTMENTS OVERVIEW

Lack of investments remains the key barrier for FemTech development, along with insufficient R&D funding and lack of public support. Despite growing interest in FemTech companies, only 4% of tech investment in life science targets FemTech. 

In 2021, the global VC investment in FemTech crossed $1 billion for the first time. One of the reasons why the industry is not getting significant VC funding is the poor track record of sizable exits. 
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As of December 2021, the total funding to the FemTech sector was about $14 billion.

The General Health Care subsector leads the market by total fundings of approximately $3.4 billion at the end of 2021.
The two other largest subsectors by funding are Reproductive Health and Contraception ($2.7 billion) and Longevity ($2.6 billion).
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Source: FemTech Analytics, Crunchbase
Many companies have gone through significant improvements and changes during the last few years. The more companies become FemTech-focused, the more investment appears in the industry, and therefore, new players and decision-makers emerge on the global FemTech market. Accounting for nearly 65%, the US has a leading number of FemTech investors (in FemTech focused companies). More than $10 billion was invested in US-based companies, as of December 2021.
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Source: FemTech Analytics, Crunchbase

Notable FemTech Deals of 2021

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Top FemTech Breakthroughs in Q4 2021

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Top 5 Investment Deals in FemTech in Q4 2021

Selected of the major deals included:
 
  • Evofem — $444.2M, biotechnology company that develops reproductive and contraceptive care products for women worldwide (Post-IPO Equity)
  • Progenity — $248.5M, clinical laboratory services to provide physicians and patients with accurate, timely and state-of-the-art test results (Post-IPO Equity)
  • Agile Therapeutics — $204.5M, pharmaceutical company developing contraceptive health care products for women. (Post-IPO Equity)
  • Elvie — $151.9M, a British FemTech company developing smart technology for women (Series C round)
  • The Mom Project — $80M, a digital talent marketplace helping women remain active in the workforce (Series C round)
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Source: Crunchbase

Investors Exclusively Focused on FemTech

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