Needed Raises $5.8M in Seed Financing


Needed, a Los Angeles, CA-based perinatal nutrition and education company, raised $5.8m in Seed financing.

The round was led by Seae Ventures, and Sekhmet Ventures, with participation from Crescent Ridge Partners and Peterson Partners.

The company intends to use the funds to:

  • launch new products that provide targeted support of perinatal needs including stress, sleep and fertility,
  • fund clinical research that demonstrates at scale that women’s nutritional needs are undermet during pregnancy, and
  • support overall growth. 

Co-Founded by Julie Sawaya and Ryan Woodbury at the end of 2020, Needed is a destination for perinatal nutrition advice, products backed by the latest clinical research and a collective voice of women’s health practitioners and researchers. Helping women identify their nutrition needs, designing supplements that are proven through clinical-validation and third-party testing, and building a community of health practitioners.