Healthcare offerings for women have become a growing priority for venture investors since entrepreneur Ida Tin first coined the term "femtech" in 2016.

The once-underinvested sector now includes a cohort of startups looking to address the most pressing pain points for women's health, including those creating smart sanitary pads, cordless breast pumps and access to emergency contraception. The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has added urgency and uncertainty to a range of women's healthcare services and raised alarms about the security of data collected by femtech startups.

VC funding for femtech companies has reached $840 million so far in 2022, following a record year for the global femtech market in 2021, when the sector raised more than $2.4 billion, according to PitchBook data.

As of late July, 2022's largest VC femtech deal is BillionToOne's $125 million round in March. The molecular diagnostics company helps physicians to screen unborn babies for common and serious genetic conditions. Other notable companies that raised funding this year include fertility services provider Kindbody and Rael, which offers organic feminine products.

Here are the most active VC investors globally in femtech deals since 2017.
 
 

Correction: An earlier version of this list did not include Enterprise Ireland, Slow Ventures, Perceptive Advisors and Portfolia, which had the same number of femtech investments as other firms on the list. It has been updated to include those firms. (July 28, 2022)

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