Natural Cycles: Women’s Health Company Closes $55 Million

By Amit Chowdhry • Jun 5, 2024

Natural Cycles, a women’s health company that developed a birth control app, announced the closing of its Series C financing round led by Lauxera Capital Partners. This $55 million funding round included participation from Point72 Private Investments and a revolving debt facility from J.P. Morgan, which will be used to invest in commercial acceleration, new product development, and healthcare reimbursement automation.

Launched in 2013 by Dr. Elina Berglund Scherwitzl and Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, Natural Cycles developed the first direct-to-consumer contraceptive app that has been used by over three million users worldwide. And it remains the only digital form of birth control on the market cleared by regulators in the United States (FDA), Europe (TÜV SÜD), Canada (Health Canada), Australia (TGA), Singapore (HSA), and South Korea (MFDS).

Natural Cycles recently launched NC° Postpartum, an innovative experience within the Natural Cycles app specifically tailored to help guide new moms recovering physically and mentally from childbirth. And NC° Postpartum builds on the other three modes already available within the Natural Cycles app – NC° Birth Control, NC° Plan Pregnancy, and NC° Follow Pregnancy – providing users with support throughout their fertility journey.

Lauxera Capital Partners and Point72 Private Investments join Natural Cycles’ current distinguished investors, which include EQT Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Heartcore Capital, Headline, and Bonnier Ventures. And as part of the investment, Samuel Levy of Lauxera will be joining Natural Cycles’ Board of Directors.


“We’ve experienced profitable growth over the last few years as women actively seek more birth control options and we’re excited to welcome the next phase of Natural Cycles journey together with Lauxera Capital Partners and Point72 Private Investments. We look forward to leveraging their expertise to fulfill Natural Cycles’ mission of making hormone-free birth control more accessible and combining technology and science to fill the gaps in underserved areas of women’s health.”

– Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, co-founder and CEO of Natural Cycles

“Our mission at Lauxera is to partner with ambitious entrepreneurs transforming the future of medicine with unique technology. The visionary Natural Cycles team has built an exceptional company delivering profitable growth supported by unique clinical and regulatory business moats. We are delighted to partner with Elina, Raoul and their team to offer women an alternative to traditional approaches without the side effects and compromises.” 

– Samuel Levy, founding partner of Lauxera Capital Partners