Founders to Watch: Focused on Women's Health

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Check out these female founders focused on women's health.

By Ayesha Rizvi (Editorial Intern, Women 2.0)

We're hearing more and more about health tech - here are some of the women contributing to the movement.

Surbhi SarnaSurbhi Sarna (Founder & CEO, nVision Medical) nVision Medical is an early-stage, venture backed medical device company dedicated to filling the void in female health-related innovation. The current focus of the company is to develop a technology that can be used in the office of the gynecologist to detect ovarian cancer & tube blockage. Featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list this year, founder and CEO, Surbhi Sarna, founded nVision when she was 13 years old while she herself suffered from painful ovarian cysts.

Ida Tin Ida Tin (Founder, Hello Clue)

Hello Clue, founded in Berlin in Germany, is a fast, accurate and easy to use mobile app that helps users track their fertility cycle. Earlier this year, the menstrual cycle tracker app collected $683,000 in seed round and also announced the company's new technical advisor, Adam Wiggins, co-founder of Heroku. Founder, Ida Tin, holds a graduate degree from Denmark’s creative business school, KaosPilots. She is a lifelong entrepreneur, has previously led motorcycle tours around the world and published a book called Direktøs, detailing her experience.

Lisa MakiLisa Maki (CO-Founder & CEO, PokitDok)

PokitDok is a health marketplace for consumers to research and shop directly from providers for treatments and services. It is available on your web browser and via a mobile app and extremely easy to navigate through. With a BA from Stanford University, Lisa Maki also founded Belief Networks, a semantic intelligence and predictive analytics company, and previously worked as the director of program management at Microsoft.

Meghan MunteanMeghan Muntean (CO-Founder, ChickRx)

ChickRx standardizes wellness advice and makes it convenient, quick, and affordable for women to speak with experts over the phone or via online chat. Originally from from Los Angeles, CO-Founder Meghan Muntean graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and has previously worked as a portfolio consultant for institutions and high net worth clients at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Wealth.

Swathi KiranSwathi Kiran (CO-Founder & Chief Scientist, Constant Therapy)

Constant Therapy leverages a cloud-based architecture with advanced analytics to provide personalized tasks to patients enabling them to improve their cognitive, language and learning skills. Swathi Kiran, who co-founded Constant Therapy with Veera Anantha, Mahendra Advani and Ehsan Dadgar, is an expert in Aphasia rehabilitation and brain plasticity. She is also an Associate Professor at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and serves as director of the Aphasia Research Laboratory and research director of the Aphasia Resource Center at Sargent College.

Katherine Bicknell (1)Katherine Bicknell (CO-Founder & Head of Design, Kindara)

Kindara is a fertility management platform that provides innovative and hands on approach to helping women overcome fertility challenges, all from the convenience of an iPhone. The company's first product is a connected oral thermometer and data-driven software that gives women an engaging, affordable and effective path to pregnancy. Bicknell, who co-founded the company with husband Will Sacks, is a trained fertility counselor, holds a degree from the Academy of Art University and is also a team member at TED.

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About the author: Ayesha Rizvi is a multimedia & editorial assistant at Women 2.0. She is interested in women, technology & how both, when combined, can contribute to economic growth and stability in the developing world. You can find her on twitter at @arizvii