Weekly Wednesday Wire | 31 March

maya bangladesh

maya is making healthcare accessible for women

maya bangladesh

We have just discovered Maya, a Bangladeshi femtech startup dedicated to making it easier for women to get healthcare, especially for sensitive issues like reproductive and mental health. Now the startup, based in Bangladesh and incorporated in Singapore, is expanding into new countries. Maya had raised $2.2 million in seed funding in February 2021, the largest raised by a Bangladeshi health tech company so far. The round was led by early-stage fund Anchorless Bangladesh and The Osiris Group.

sensual audio stories for asia

Spotted on TechCrunch in their roundup of favourite pitches from Demo Day of Y-Combinator’s latest accelerator batch: Blushh, a sensual audio app built by a team of ex-Google, Amazon, Harvard and BCG professionals, is creating a directory of intimate and immersive audio stories for women in Asia. 

The content is currently available only in Korean.

india also has paid leave for miscarriage

The internet is flooded with news of New Zealand’s approved paid leave for a miscarriage or stillbirth, irrespective of gender. But India has already mandated paid leave for miscarriage 60 years ago, albeit only for women. Is it implemented though, is the question.

If you have any news of femtech in Asia, let us know here!

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