NYC Tech News for the week ending 10/17 featuring news for Argyle, Playbook, Clair, and much more…
Today, low-income women are three times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than the average woman in the US, and nearly one-third of physicians nationwide aren’t accepting new Medicaid patients. Twentyeight Health is on a mission to provide women with access to affordable sexual and reproductive healthcare. The company’s telemedicine platform, launched in 2018, allows patients to seamlessly consult with physicians online, order 100+ FDA-approved brands of birth control of various types, and delivers within 1-3 business days. AlleyWatch caught up with Twentyeight Health founders (both former Bain consultants) Bruno Van Tuykom and Amy Fan to learn more about how certain segments of the population struggle with access to reliable contraception options, the company’s impressive traction, and recent funding round from investors that include Third Prime, Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC and strategic angels including Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/14/2020 featuring funding details for Augury, Calber, and much more.