Cardiff "Health and Her" Investment
Female health specialists Health & Her to revolutionise menopause management.
12:07 16 February 2021
Health & Her is revolutionising the way women manage the symptoms of menopause with a six-figure investment from Development Bank and matched funding from the Wales Angels Co-Investment Fund.
Founded in 2017, the firm is the first holistic menopause hub that offers specialist advice and an app that tracks down symptoms associated with menopause. The firm’s hub also offers paid online appointments with specialists GPs.
Kate Bache is co-founder and Chief Executive. She said: “Menopause can be life-changing for so many. By empowering women to consider body, mind and lifestyle –and giving them the tools to improve their experience – we hope to really change millions of women’s lives for the better.
“In fact, the research we’ve done with women has helped us understand just how complex menopause experiences and symptoms can be. It is really important that we constantly change and improve Health & Her by listening to the women we serve. It’s about finding the best ways to reach all women and making products and services more accessible. In a world of ever-changing communication methods and media trends, we need to make it really easy for women to find, use and feel supported by what we have to offer.
“This latest funding now means that we can scale-up with the help of the Development Bank as our long-term equity partner. From their initial investment in 2019 , their ongoing support has been critical to our growth. We’re delighted to have them on the journey with us.”
Sarah Smith of the Development Bank’s technology ventures team said: “Health & Her is on a mission to track down the very best menopause finds, and share brilliant ideas that will change women’s lives for the better. With data at the heart of the offering, the business has recorded strong growth over the last year and plugged a gap in the market.
“Along with the continued support of the Development Bank and private angel investors, Health & Her is a home-grown business with an exciting future that is making a real difference to women’s lives. It’s great to see the impact that co-investment can make; bringing the real firepower of an institutional investor and the added value of angel investing.”