Priyanka, Pita, and Laine

are closing the gender health gap.

Fund III

About Evvy

Evvy is on a mission to close the gender health gap by discovering and leveraging overlooked female biomarkers, starting with the vaginal microbiome.

In 2021, Evvy launched the first and only at-home vaginal microbiome test to use metagenomic sequencing to tell you what’s up down there, why it matters, and what you can do about it. Insights from the test led to the expansion of Evvy’s innovative vaginal health platform, which now brings together state-of-the-art testing, precision care, and proactive tracking to give women and people with vaginas the healthcare they deserve.

Through this platform, Evvy is building the real-world datasets necessary to transform our understanding of complex health conditions in the female body.

Why Now

Evvy is breaking boundaries to advance women’s health with more affordable and comprehensive testing and data analysis to shatter the gender health and research gap. This all starts with Evvy's vaginal microbiome metagenomics test.

While Evvy is not the first startup to sell a home testing kit for the vaginal microbiome, they are the only commercially available test using metagenomics. Metagenomic sequencing is able to capture more data than other commercial tests — or even the typical tests a woman is able to obtain via a doctor’s office—providing a higher fidelity view of what’s going on inside a woman’s vagina.

The data sets Evvy is building from its metagenomic tests will catalyze a new era in women's health at a time when women's health companies are starting to mature in the market; however, there still exists a plethora of under-researched conditions in the female body.

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Priyanka Jain

Co-Founder & CEO

Priyanka has always been passionate about leveraging data to improve outcomes for women.

Prior to founding Evvy, she spent 4 years as Head of Product at pymetrics, where she focused on building algorithms to make hiring more fair, efficient, and transparent. She's excited about the opportunity to create new datasets that will help us improve diagnoses and treatments for women's health conditions that have gone under-researched for far too long.

Priyanka is also a spokesperson for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign, Chair of the Acumen Fund's Junior Council, and on the Innovation Board for the XPrize Foundation. She received her B.S. from Stanford University, where she was a Mayfield Fellow and President of Stanford Women in Business.

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Laine Bruzek

Co-Founder & CMO

Laine’s north star has always been highlighting women in places they’ve been overlooked, from putting historic American women on money in augmented reality to finding new voices pushing the boundaries of film and media.

She’s a veteran of Google Creative Lab, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Stanford

When she’s not destigmatizing vaginal health, she’s playing video games and writing.

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Pita Navarro

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

Pita is a molecular biologist by training with a deep passion for driving the translation of scientific discoveries into technologies that can improve outcomes and empower women to live healthier lives. As an entrepreneur-scientist, her biotech start up experience spans across research, development and commercialization of novel diagnostics and digital health tools.

Prior to starting Evvy, Pita was a founding team member at Athelas where she led the development of AI-based devices to monitor key biomarkers of inflammation for chronically ill patients.

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