the future of Women’s health

imgres-2Technology is changing how the medical profession looks at everything.  Not surprising is that I am seeing a variety of new businesses crop-up from some really brilliant women who are coming out of the top medical schools.

I invested in Clue not only because I used the platform and was blown away by Ida Tin but I could see the future of this platform.  Not only will women be able to track their periods, they will share this information freely with their doctor, they will be able to put other relevant medical information in the app about their bodies from disease to exercise and the data around each person will be different.  That is relevant because each of our bodies are different yet we are generally all lumped into one category.

The importance of being able to monitor our own health needs is powerful.  Every stage of a women’s life there are different things that come to the forefront of their mind.  Childbearing is one that rings loud and clear.  Each woman’s body is different.  Some women go through menopause in their early 40’s and some don’t go through menopause until their late 50’s.  That is a huge gap.

Someone said to me the other day that they were told that they should think about freezing their eggs at 24.  24??  24 is supposedly when your eggs are at their peak but I have had friends get pregnant without any help from a fertility doctor at 40 while others have had problems at 32.  That information is readily available through testing but not so easy to get a doctor to do it for you unless you find yourself having a hard time getting pregnant.

There will be many generations of change in this arena over the next decade.  As an investor it is about betting on the right one.  As a woman, I am thrilled to see products come to market that will allow each and everyone of us be able to detect endometriosis to infertility to genetics in the privacy of our own home.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Sherry Abdou

    Just downloaded Clue and it’s so easy to use. Technologies like these help you take control of your health in a private and proactive manner. Love what they’ve developed.

    1. Gotham Gal

      i use it. great platform.

  2. Barbara Clarke

    Joanne – I wrote this piece on what happens when women are the innovators for women’s health and why women need to step up and invest in those companies. (It also mentions Clue – which I love).

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks Barbara.