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Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to women’s health and reproductive care

New York’s Twentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn’t had access. 

The mission to provide women who are Medicaid or underinsured should not be deprived of the same kinds of care that patients who have more income security or better healthcare coverage enjoy, according to the company’s founder, Amy Fan.

The mission, and the company’s technology, have managed to convince a slew of investors who have poured $5.1 million in seed funding into the new startup. Third Prime led the round, which included investments from Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC, and angel investors like Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.

“Women who are on Medicaid, who are underinsured or without health insurance often struggle to find access to reproductive health

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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on Expanding Animation, Global Vision

Ted Sarandos is not much for change, personally.

It’s a funny thing to say about the recently minted co-CEO of Netflix, one of the entertainment world’s biggest disruptors, but as he points out, he’s had only “two cars and one job over the past 20 years.”

“I am one of those folks who ends up doing things a long time, so I’m not one of these people who flips things easy,” he says with a laugh.

His previous car, which lasted 11 years, was an Acura MDX; he drove around a Ford Explorer for a decade before that. The job, of course, is at Netflix — the streaming giant that has shaken up how Hollywood does business and how the world consumes entertainment.

Even so, when Sarandos joined Netflix in 2000 as a DVD buyer, he didn’t quite think about whether he might someday wind up running the place alongside

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Online beauty marketplace GEENIE is expanding ‘with the help of our community:’ CEO

At a time of rising demand for products that come from businesses run by people of color, Chana Ewing launched GEENIE, an online beauty store and community of “culture-first brands.”

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“We launched right at the tail end of July, early August, and we launched at the time with just five brands and five lipstick SKUs. Since then, we’ve expanded to nine brands and have over 20 SKUs, and we expanded with the help of our community,” said Ewing.

Ewing tells Yahoo Finance that the company enables consumers to discover, shop, and share brands they believe in.

“So that’s including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women-owned brands, but also sustainable clean, toxic-free [products],” she said. “Our idea is that you shouldn’t have to bounce around the internet to be able to find brands and source products from communities that you’d like to shop from that also meet the same sort of ethical

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