This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Women’s startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Women’s industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Women’s Startups
Oula is redesigning maternity care from the ground up. Its modern maternity center combines the best of obstetrics and midwifery care to deliver a more evidence-based and personalized pregnancy experience.
From its collaborative medical team, welcoming clinic, and remote care platform, we are setting a new standard for pregnancy that unifies modern medicine and human intuition. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York..
Revel is a marketplace for women over 50 to host and attend small, local gatherings on topics of their choice. Its membership is free.
It allows its members to search, discover, and sign up for nearby gatherings. And as a member, they could sign up to host gatherings on any topic they like and make a little money doing so.
It was founded in 2019 by Lisa and Alexa and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
Topknot is the online personal development platform for women. With a unique blend of independent exercises and peer group feedback, Topknot supports women on their journey to building the life they want.
By teaching skills rooted in coaching and mindfulness, Topknot’s intentional interaction model empowers women to address what’s top of mind today, while also equipping them for tomorrow’s challenges–providing the space for processing, perspective, and accountability that leads to meaningful change.. .
MenoLabs was founded with a mission to bring the best research forward and a completely new approach to dealing with the effects of menopause. Co-Founders Danielle Jacobs and Vanessa Ford, both mothers, wives, and successful professionals launched MenoLabs with Co-Founder, John P.
Konhilas, Ph.D. an Associate Professor with the Department of Physiology and Sarver Molecular Cardiovascular Research at the University of Arizona..
SafeUP – Women’s Safety Net
90 days from launch (Dec 20): – 4 paying clients in 90 days, 25 days sales cycle. – 10,000 users covering all 10 largest cities of Israel.
Together with our SafeUPer we – Create a Safe World for Women – One community at a time. Create – We believe people must take an action, getting out of our comfort zone, to achieve this change.
Sharing stories is simply not enough. Safe – We believe being safe is a basic right of all women, and like all women right achieved by previous generations, it will be gained with sweat and tears.
World – We are facing a global problem, documented for at least two millennia (2,000 yrs), maybe the only problem impacting women daily, of all ages, countries, backgrounds and beliefs. Therefore.
We believe it should be solved globally, empowering women all around the world to bring safety to their local communities. Women – We believe that when women will have peace, men too will have peace.
Men have proven that they are unable to bring peace and safety by themselves to themselves nor to women. Therefore, we need to lead and bring it together..
MPowder developed an e-commerce brand providing nutritional powders that tackle hormonal changes and provide women with insights, practices, and tools to empower them through menopause. MPowder sells its nutritional powders for the three stages of menopause directly to its customers via its website and is already receiving repeat orders.
The brand’s first powder ‘Peri-Boost’ is available now with two additional recipes to follow in the New Year. MPowder is also stocked on leading online beauty destination Cult Beauty following its launch in September.
MPowder has an active ‘Powder Room’ community of ‘Makers’ that trials product recipes, verifies efficacy, and provides detailed feedback on their lifestyle programs.. .
Microgenesis offers a new fertility test and treatment that restores the fertility potential of women everywhere. Microgenesis has proven their validity in tough cases – women who have already failed multiple IVF implantations.
Now, they are bringing their solution downmarket to OB-GYNs and D2C, operating out of a CLIA lab in Oakland. Microgenesis’ diagnostic detects subclinical inflammation that harms ovarian function and implantation.
Their three-month treatment is drug-free and all-natural.. .
Visana Health offers a digital health program focused on improving the quality of life for women who suffer from severe menstrual pain. They’ve assembled an elite team of endometriosis and pelvic pain experts and patients who know first hand the pain and suffering menstrual pain patients endured.
Now they’re on a mission to fix the broken system that is failing women across the globe. Visana Health was founded by Joe Connolly in 2019, who watched his mother suffered from unbearable menstrual pain for two and a half decades..
Elektra Health is a next gen healthcare platform for the tens of millions of women currently and soon to be navigating perimenopause & menopause. 80% of women report that menopause significantly disrupts their life – symptoms include anxiety, depression, loss of libido/painful sex, brain fog, joint pain & more – but 75% of those who seek help don’t receive appropriate care.
Elektra was founded to solve this problem.. .
It is estimated that the global credit gap for SMEs – owned by women – amounts to USD 300 billion per year. Mujeres Wow, our B2B2C platform, aims to solve this credit gap in an innovative way, leveraging the concept of female empowerment.
In this regard, Mujeres WOW is aimed at female entrepreneurs interested in accessing loans to accelerate their ventures. Our platform uses an algorithm that analyzes the social reputation of the applicants and creates a credit rating based on related parameters.
This credit rating is then used by financial institutions to provide affordable loans. In our app, it is precisely women who qualify other women on particular metrics (reliability, collaboration, punctuality, etc.) according to their role as friends, neighbors, clients, mothers, colleagues, suppliers; thus creating a Women-to-Women community..
Swoptop® is the only online clothing trading platform in the US, bringing a trend-driven focus to recommerce. Your one-time wear dresses that are just hanging in your closet get more use via swopping, and in return, you receive a fresh dress to wear once, or twice, guilt-free.
It’s a smarter, more sustainable way to dress without getting rid of your love to shop. Shop, wear, swop then swop some more..
Tabu is an online community of women that aims to promote sexual wellness from peri- to post-menopause. It offers a sexual wellness kit made for menopause.
They celebrate women doing extraordinary things after 50, share research and member stories, and challenge the idea that female sexuality has an expiration date.. .
Brightcure is solving the lack of treatment options available for patients suffering from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are one of world’s most common infections, affecting 50% of women and 12% of men worldwide.
Current UTI treatments are not effective, can cause serious side effects, and often accelerate antibiotic-resistant infections. Total UTI costs currently amount over $ 8.6B per year.
With UTI bacteria becoming increasingly difficult to treat, the size of the UTI market is expected to reach $ 12.41B by 2025. Brightcure utilizes the natural microbiome to reduce harmful bacteria and replenish the good bacteria in the vaginal flora.
Brightcure’s bioactive intimate cream boosts the natural immune system to promote a healthy urinary tract. BrightCure was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in London, England.
In 2020, BrightCure got a seed investment from SOSV and was selected as 1 out of 9 companies to be part of the world’s largest biotech accelerator, Indiebio, to develop its first product. BrightCure has been selected as one of the Top 7 companies of the McKinsey Venture Challenge, Top 5 of the Mayor of London Competition, has won Imperial College’s White City Innovation Program, and has taken part in the finals of ‘The Pitch’ London Competition being selected among 850 other applications..
We’re on a mission to help pregnant and newly postpartum moms transition into motherhood with products that support physical healing and emotional well-being during the fourth trimester. After interviewing hundreds of doctors, delivery nurses, midwives and moms, we’ve curated a box of all the best postpartum essentials.
While everyone “oohs” and “ahhs” over baby, mom’s needs are often overshadowed. Leaky boobs, painful incision site, burning perineum…it’s not pretty, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important.
We see you moms, and we got you.. .
XbyX® – Women in Balance
XbyX® is a digital platform changing the world of midlife female health with solutions that help women to go through menopause with more serenity and less symptoms. Specifically developed for women over 40, XbyX® offers plant-based products combining natural ingredients like adaptogens, amino acids and more, that have been proven to reduce typical symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and hormone imbalance.
The mission of XbyX® is to educate and thus, liberate midlife women from the still existing stigma of menopause and promote healthy aging. The XbyX® products are supported by features like an online self-assessment, a 7-week audio course & comprehensive educational content enabling women to understand their bodies and the role of nutrition in menopause as well a private community.
The Berlin based company, founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur Peggy Reichelt and digital marketing expert Monique Leonhardt, targets the German speaking market.. .
Trendday.dk is a Danish webshop selling clothes for girls and women. Since its launch in April 2015, Trendday has been growing rapidly, resulting in increasing demand from various potential partners.
By the end of 2016, Trendday received a capital injection, which meant that goals could be relieved even faster. The primary marketing takes place through the social media, where we have over 70,000+ followers.
The company currently operates only in the Danish market and hits the Swedish market in February 2017 by 110 per hour.. .
Around the world, women and girls are achieving incredible things, and millions more have potential that is waiting to be unlocked. At Just Juno, we tell stories about women being the change they want to see in their fields.
We tell these stories through games so that players can interact with these role models directly, and so they can explore the basic skill sets needed to succeed in those fields. Our goal is to inspire new dreams and a drive to achieve through play.
When girls— and boys!— have space to explore what and who success looks like, they rely less on gender roles to choose their own path. As they follow their own vision, they play a role in shaping a more equitable world..
HERmd is a provider of female comprehensive health, beauty, and wellness services. From gynecology and menopause to sexual medicine and medical aesthetics, the company provides a safe, trusted space to address all of the client’s needs, no matter how personal.
HERmd was founded by Somi Javaid in 2019 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio,. .
The CoWork Space
The CoWork Space is a media site & online community that serves as a haven for women who work from home. As the landscape of remote work continues to evolve and grow, The CoWork Space will help women celebrate the exciting aspects of working from home, as well as tackle its common downsides such as loneliness, productivity issues, and the fear of lacking personal and/or career development.
Launching with site content and a weekly newsletter, The CoWork Space hopes to eventually expand its offerings to a community membership, online skill development courses, and professional mentorship.. .
Presque is a tech, women-led, mission-driven company transforming the future of a $74 billion baby care product market by developing a smart nursing bra. This breastfeeding aid allows for simultaneously breastfeeding and supplementing without interrupting natural breastfeeding or competing with mother’s milk.
By avoiding the introduction of a bottle, moms can continue to help their babies to breastfeed, so families can get their babies off to a healthier start in life. Presque’s mission is to empower women and the choices they make.
We support them if and when they choose to breastfeed.. .
Khanal’s Collection” is a Part of ”Khanal Sons & Trade Group Pvt. Ltd”.
We have our own Physical store at Kholesimal Bazaar at Chitwan as well as we do delivery all over the World. We are direct importer of Ladies, Mens and Kids wear products from Manufacturer that’s why our Price of the Product is Less than that the other.
We do sell in wholesale for other online store as well as shop.’. .
Women in Cyber Leadership
Women in Cyber Leadership brings together women who are established thought leaders, as well as new additions to the cybersecurity industry to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights to help each other develop a more comprehensive understanding of current and upcoming cybersecurity issues, and to increase each other’s confidence when addressing technology related-challenges. We are comprised of experts across all areas of cybersecurity; lawyers, technical consultants, insurance professionals, risk managers, and communications and media specialists, who advise companies on how to anticipate, and address, the cybersecurity issues that are critical to their operations.
Since data is now recognized as the most valuable asset of any business, organizations need to know how to protect their data, learn the proactive steps to take to ensure its security, and understand what to do when that data is compromised. As women are emerging as leaders in this field, we are proud to create this supportive forum..