Femtech startup LatchAid secures £1m seed funding

Our member LatchAid, an award winning breastfeeding and early parenthood support innovator, has closed its seed funding round with an ultra-competitive £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investments to £1m, as testament to its ground-breaking technology and user traction. LatchAid was founded by Dr Chen Mao Davies, a R&D specialist who previously worked on the Oscar (Academy Award)…

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Forth raise £1.6m to launch ground-breaking femtech product

SETsquared Bristol member, Forth, is set to capitalise on the growth in the female science and technology market as it has secured £1.6m funding to support the launch of its ground-breaking female health product. Leading the team at Forth is CEO and Co-founder Sarah Bolt. She said: “Today, more and more people are realising that…

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LatchAid case study: Using tech to support breastfeeding and motherhood

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase member and alumni case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with LatchAid Founder and CEO, Dr. Chen Mao Davies… LatchAid Key Facts Start date: July 2018 Market sector: Femtech Location: Bristol Number of employees: 3 Amount…

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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

SETsquared Bristol member, LatchAid, the Gloucestershire/Bristol firm using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding, is expanding further by launching its new app during World Breastfeeding Week. Lack of breastfeeding is a global concern and the UK has the worst breastfeeding rate in the world. Breastfeeding reduces risks of diseases for mothers and babies, improves life expectancy,…

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Lights, camera, latch on! Oscar-winning founder of motherhood app wins prestigious innovation award

The founder of SETsquared Bristol member, LatchAid, a femtech startup using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding and early parenting support, has won the prestigious Women in Innovation award. Dr. Chen Mao Davies started LatchAid after facing her own struggles with breastfeeding, pain and subsequent depression. She realised that mothers needed maternal support fit for the…

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