Heuking advises female health startup DR. VIVIEN KARL on its pre-seed financing round
A team led by Ariane Neubauer, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Berlin office, advised female health startup DR. VIVIEN KARL on its pre-seed financing round.
DR. VIVIEN KARL attracted Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures as lead investor. In addition, the company gained the support of Tina Müller, former CEO of Douglas, who will now also become a member of DR. VIVIEN KARL’s advisory board, Mirko Casper from Mister Spex, D2C experts Monique Hoell (HelloBody) and Benedikt Klarmann (Junglück), Laurence Saunier and Marlena Hien (Bears with Benefits) from the better ventures Angel Club, and other business angels.
Founded in 2021 by pharmacist Dr. Vivien Karl and marketeer Julia Huhnholz, DR. VIVIEN KARL provides solutions for the treatment of intimate dryness. The company emphasizes natural ingredients, high-quality products, and a science-based approach to effective and safe intimate health care. Their first product is a moisturizing cream for intimate dryness. It is the founders’ mission to educate women about intimate health care, empower their intimate well-being at different stages of life, and break taboos associated with intimate health.
The investments will be used to broaden distribution channels, expand the team, and conduct clinical studies to validate the product.
Counsel to DR. VIVIEN KARL GmbH
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Ariane Neubauer (Lead; Venture Capital), Berlin,
Dr. Henrik Lay (Tax), Hamburg,
Astrid Reich (Employment), Berlin