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DotLab Raises $10 Million, Katie Couric Partners With SK-II For Docu-Series And More


U.S. Launch

The Healthy Mommy, a leading health program exclusively for mothers, celebrated their U.S. launch with a worldwide “moms-only” underwear photoshoot. In addition to photo shoots in Sydney and London, The Healthy Mommy hosted a photoshoot in New York that featured six real moms who are part of The Healthy Mommy community to showcase their weight loss progress and body-positivity.

“Our goal with launching The Healthy Mommy to the United States is to help educate and empower moms to set positive health examples for their families and each other,” said The Healthy Mommy founder Rhian Allen. “We surveyed 5,000 moms globally and found that less than 20 percent of U.S. moms say they love their body. Our underwear photo shoot is proof of just how powerful and inspirational moms are when they come together to support each other in leading healthier lives.”

Katie Couric’s ‘Timelines’

At the 2019 Cannes Lions festival, global prestige skincare brand SK-II recently announced a partnership with Katie Couric and new project, “Timelines” – a docu-series produced with the award-winning, investigative journalist.

The “Timelines” series explores the evolving – and sometimes controversial – topic of marriage pressure and societal expectations that women face globally. To uncover personal experiences for the films, the journalist travels to China, Japan, Korea and the US, investigating the different, and surprisingly similar, pressures women feel globally. In their first partnership, SK-II and Katie Couric hope to inspire women around the world to draw their own timelines – regardless of societal pressures – no matter what their path may be.  Watch the trailer.



DotLab, a personalized medicine company for women’s health, announced today that it has secured $10 million in Series A funding. CooperSurgical, a business unit of The Cooper Companies, led the financing which included individual investors from Tiger Global Management and Luxor Capital Group, as well as the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

DotLab partnered with researchers at Yale University to evaluate the performance of the test relative to laparoscopy in patients with and without endometriosis across multiple clinical cohorts. “The revolutionary technology behind DotLab’s endometriosis test could improve the lives of the hundreds of millions of women affected by this debilitating disease which has been under-researched and deprioritized for too long,” said DotLab CEO Heather Bowerman.

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