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Science 2019-09-13T21:05:05Z

A founder of billion-dollar startup Hims publicly proclaimed he's made hundreds of millions and is well on his way to becoming a billionaire by his mid-30s — then deleted it

Jack Abraham said in a since deleted post that he's a self-made entrepreneur who's on track to become a billionaire "by my mid to late 30s."
Tech 2019-09-09T16:22:01Z

Facebook and the MTA don't allow ads featuring sex toys. These two sex-tech startups are pushing it to change that.

A phallic cactus advertising a men's wellness company? MTA approved. A hand holding a vibrator made by a women's wellness company? Not MTA approved.
BI Prime Science 2019-09-09T14:07:00Z

The CEO of a startup that sells Viagra online just accused a rival of ripping off his company's website

The design and much of the text are the same, Ro CEO Zachariah Reitano said in a Medium post on Monday. And yes, he took screenshots.
BI Prime Tech 2019-08-09T16:57:20Z

There's a boom in VC funding for fertility startups. But female founders say they still have a hard time getting men to invest.

By one investor's accounting, more than $321 million in venture funding has gone to fertility startups in 2019.
Tech 2019-03-20T17:11:00Z

Glossier is the newest tech startup to reach a $1 billion valuation. These are the companies that have already reached unicorn status in 2019.

Last year was a record-setting year for unicorns, with almost 100 companies achieving the $1 billion milestone, and things are not slowing down in 2019.
BI Prime Science 2019-03-12T13:00:00Z

Meet the pharmacy quietly powering hot startups like Hims and Nurx that ship Viagra and birth-control pills straight to your door

Truepill is expanding in the US and internationally after raising $14 million from investors led by Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital.
BI Prime Science 2019-02-25T16:44:00Z

Hot startups like Hims and Roman are marketing Viagra to young men online, but their approach raises 2 big questions

Startups like Hims are prescribing erectile dysfunction medications online. Experts say the condition can be a sign of concerning health problems.
Science 2019-02-22T18:35:00Z

Dispensed: Pharma's plan to go beyond drugs, erectile dysfunction medications for young men, and what privacy you have when you take a genetics test

Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly newsletter giving you a dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news.
Science 2019-02-15T17:05:00Z
BI Prime Science 2019-02-11T14:53:40Z

A buzzy startup is shaking up men's health by prescribing generic Viagra online. But a move to relax guidelines has raised concerns among some of its doctor partners.

A secret group chat reveals doctors' concerns about guidelines for treating erectile dysfunction at Hims, which is nearing a $1 billion valuation.
BI Prime Science 2019-02-09T14:00:00Z
Science 2018-11-16T15:16:00Z

We tried to buy generic Viagra online from Hims and failed — here's how it went down

We tried to see what it would be like to buy generic Viagra online. It was unlike any doctor's visit we'd had.
BI Prime Science 2018-11-03T16:32:00Z

A startup that ships Viagra and hair-loss treatments for men now wants to help women, too

BI PRIME: Known as Hers, the brand will offer skin, hair, and sexual wellness products including Addyi, a sexual dysfunction medication for women.
BI Prime Finance 2018-10-22T16:18:00Z

Investors are betting $660 million that companies that ship Viagra and hair loss pills to your door is the future of medicine —but some doctors are worried

BI PRIME: These companies are focused on treating conditions like hair loss and erectile dysfunction, or providing birth control. They combine a virtual doctor's visit with a prescription, and the treatments are shipped straight to the consumer.
BI Prime Advertising 2018-07-12T06:07:00Z

'We definitely see the competitive dynamics': Direct-to-consumer brands say they're sticking with Facebook even as its ad prices soar

BI PRIME: Care/of, Roman, and Hims are a handful of digital-first brands that are experimenting with traditional advertising—but they're not moving away from Facebook advertising.