Chinese Startups Lure Venture Capitalists Betting on a Baby Boom

  • Digital health startups fundraising up 200% in first half
  • Maternity, pediatric apps draw interest after two-child policy

People pass a poster printed with faces of babies in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province of China. The Chinese government has said that allowing all families to have two children is likely to add three million newborns each year. Still, a baby boom isn’t guaranteed.

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Yang Dan, mother of a three-month old son in Beijing, remembers relying on an array of digital apps for tips throughout her pregnancy: What to eat, when to have a checkup and how to connect with other expectant mothers.

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