Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy
Global Wellness News™ | August 9th, 2022
Israeli companies are leading the world in food tech investments in the plant-based alternative proteins sector, and come second only to the US in funds invested in the alternative protein industry as a whole, according to an updated report published this week by the Good Food Institute (GFI) Israel.
Mountain View, California-based Materna Medical raised $22 million to tackle pelvic care for prenatal and postpartum patients, according to SEC filings. The filings did not specify the round’s investors, and the company did not respond to requests to comment. The 15-year-old OB-GYN startup is working in a niche area of health that often goes underserved: the pelvic area.
By Chavie Lieber / Photography by Thomas McCarty for WSJ. Magazine EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK-Attendees at the G9 Ventures Summer Summit on July 28 had every reason to expect bleak conversation. Startup investments were slowing down. Consumers were spending less in anticipation of an economic downturn.
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