The rise of femtech: women, technology, and Trump

Publication Title
Venture Beat
Publication/Creation Date
February 5 2017
Bérénice Magistretti (creator)
Max Levchin (contributor)
Ida Tin (creator)
Lauren Schulte (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
The market is flooded with products tailored to the needs of men: viagra, penis enlargement pills, fitness apps, and more. But a new sector dedicated to women is emerging. Femtech, or female technology, is tickling the curiosity of hungry venture capitalists who are beginning to sniff an opportunity like bloodhounds. Those who think of femtech as a niche market should look at the data: It concerns 49.5 percent of the world’s population.

The femtech sector primarily addresses women’s health, including fertility solutions, period-tracking apps, pregnancy and nursing care, women’s sexual wellness, and reproductive system health care.
HCI Platform
Location on Body

Date archived
September 27 2017
Last edited
January 15 2019
How to cite this entry
Bérénice Magistretti, Ida Tin. (February 5 2017). "The rise of femtech: women, technology, and Trump". Venture Beat. Venture Beat. Fabric of Digital Life.