FemTech Focus

Proov, the first & only FDA-cleared at-home ovulation test - Episode 151

Episode Summary

In today’s episode, I interview Amy Beckley, PhD, founder and CEO of Proov. Proov is an at-home test and app to monitor hormone levels and predicts fertile windows and ovulation quality. Proov was invented by Dr. Amy Beckley after three years of infertility and seven miscarriages, Amy applied her own science expertise to uncover a luteal phase defect also known as a problem with ovulation quality. With help from her doctor and a simple supplement, Amy was able to get pregnant with her daughter. She is now on a mission to support other women trying to get pregnant. Proov’s Confirm PdG test strips were clinically validated and are registered with the FDA and received FDA clearance in March of 2020. Their tests are the first and only FDA-cleared PdG tests to confirm successful ovulation at home. Proov’s corresponding app tells you exactly when to test and provides a monthly ovulation score. Just upload a picture of the pee strip test to get numerical results in minutes about your hormone levels. I’ve truly enjoyed watching Proov grow as a company from idea to Series A funded with sales starting to go international. They have a lineup of strong intellectual property on their tests and some incredible investors supporting them. Get 20% off your order at www.proovtest.com with promo code "femtech". Enjoy the episode!

Episode Notes

Amy Beckley - PhD scientist with a background in hormone signaling. My personal battle with hormone imbalance leading to infertility and recurrent miscarriage led me to invent Proov, the first and only FDA cleared test to help determine ovulation quality. High quality ovulation leads to more pregnancies and better hormone balance in women, so they can live their best lives.

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The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings femtech experts – including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders – on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products (collectively known as femtech) that are improving women’s health and wellness. The podcast gives our host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women’s health and wellness.

Dr. Brittany Barreto is a scientist, serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. While finishing her PhD in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Brittany founded Pheramor, the first nationwide DNA-based dating app. She then embarked into venture capital as the Senior Venture Associate at Capital Factory and was tasked with launching the fund’s Houston branch. Brittany now has her sights on advancing women’s health. She is host of the FemTech Focus podcast which has 150+ episodes and 30 thousand downloads in 105 countries. Brittany is the co-founding partner of Coyote Ventures, a US-based venture fund investing in early-stage women’s health startups.