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Vira Health

Prescription digital therapeutics for menopause

21-100 employees
  • Healthcare
  • Femtech
  • MedTech
22 Highbury Grove, Unit 401, London, London N5 2EF, GB

Company mission

Vira Health is on a mission to make personalised menopause care the norm, delivering immediate relief as well as reducing the long-term impact of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia.

Led by a woman
Top investors

100% female employees

38% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Female health has been historically under-resourced and overlooked and the results are staggering. Women are 2 times more likely to die of a heart attack. They have a 1.7 times higher risk of having an adverse drug reaction. Across brain cancer, chronic pain, endometriosis and dementia there is evidence of misdiagnosis of women.

This is all the product of a massive data gap – there is so much we do not know about women’s health. Vira and its team are one of the few tackling this gap. The company's initial focus is on menopause and its associated treatments through a mobile app called Stella. Vira makes a compelling justification for facing menopause head-on before branching out into other fem-health spaces.

The founding team has highly relevant experience and is well-placed to tackle female health. Alongside its product, Vira has managed to grow a community and provides tips, Q&A's, and virtual events to create a holistic approach to addressing female health which its users will not find anywhere else. Although its app has only recently found footing in the UK & Ireland, Vira is now available in the US market. Now flush with 2022 funding, the company can properly establish its product in these regions.

Benefits

  • A commitment to adapting how we work to fit a variety of new and existing needs; we are remote first so flexibility is really important to us
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Vitality Health Insurance, including mental health and physiotherapists as well as telemedicine consultations (UK only)
  • Your choice of tech equipment - whatever you need to get the job done
  • Wednesday yoga with the team
  • Enrolment in Vira Pension scheme (UK only)
  • An environment where your personal development is really important
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • £250 to set up your home office if working remotely
  • Cycle to Work scheme (UK only)

Company values

  • Serious topics deserve serious solutions. Women deserve products built on the best science and technology available
  • Good ideas can come from anywhere. Our processes encourage participation from everyone and decision making is clear and communicated
  • We have a big vision and need to move quickly. We all have specific jobs to do, but the growth and success of Vira is everyone’s responsibility
  • We exist in complex and intersecting communities. Our team and our products should reflect the diversity of the world around us
  • Work is not your entire life but it is a big part of your life. We want to create a warm and supportive environment where people have fun and excel
  • Our bar for quality is high. We are trying to do something that is really hard and really matters, and that means we expect you to perform at your best

Funding (2 rounds)

Mar 2022

$12m

SERIES A

Jul 2021

$2m

SEED

$14m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Andrea Berchowitz

(Co-founder)

10+ year McKinsey Consultant, ex-leader of Gates Foundation in Middle East, long-time advocate for better women’s health

Rebecca Love

(Co-founder)

Medical Sciences PhD (Cambridge), chronic disease expert, trained epidemiologist, worked with Mayor of London, World Health Organisation and UNICEF

Diversity & Inclusion at Vira Health

  • We are committed to diversity regardless of gender, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know
  • COVID-19 has disrupted working patterns around the world. We are committed to adapting how we work to fit a variety of new needs

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