Salvo Health Raises $10.5M in Seed Funding

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Salvo Health, a New York-based virtual health clinic focusing on specialty care for chronic gut conditions, raised $10M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Threshold Ventures, with participation from Torch Capital and Felicis, as well as founders from health transformers such as Ginger and Forward Health.

The company intends to use the funds to invest in its technology, expand to dozens more states, and build awareness. The virtual health clinic will also dedicate funding toward its research team studying user experiences and outcomes, which will contribute to medical studies on complex conditions and improvements to overall healthcare.

Co-founded by Jeff Glueck, former CEO of Foursquare; Avi Dorfman, part of the founding team of Compass; and Jason Finger, co-founder of Seamless/Grubhub, Salvo Health is a virtual health clinic for chronic conditions, which uses a model of care called Whole Self Science, that considers overall health and contributing factors beyond the gut, to identify the root causes and provide personalized and continuous treatment plans. Members can use their HSA/FSA funds to access a board-certified doctor, a board-certified health coach, and a custom treatment plan. Evidence-based care plans include brain-gut exercises designed by psychologists, gut-friendly nutrition recommendations from registered dieticians, microbiome health approaches, and sleep and stress practices. Doctors can help members access, as medically indicated, prescriptions and diagnostic testing as add-ons that generally are covered by health insurance. Support for members is available seven days a week.

Salvo Health is currently available in Calif., Fla., Ill., Mich., Ohio, N.J., N.Y., Pa., Texas, Tenn., Conn., Ky. and Va., with plans to expand to all 50 states.

The company’s Clinical Advisory Board includes physicians from respected institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, and UCLA.

The Clinical Advisory Board includes:

  • Dr. Mark Hyman, Senior Advisor of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine;
  • Dr. Mark Pimentel, Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai and Executive Director of the MAST Program;
  • Dr. Emeran Mayer, founding Director of the UCLA Brain-Gut Microbiome Center;
  • Dr. Megan Oser, Clinical psychologist, expert in behavioral medicine and Director of Behavioral Medicine for Digestive Health at UCLA;
  • Dr. Frank Lipman, founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center;
  • Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac, founder of the Kresser Institute and a leading author and Functional Medicine clinician;
  • Dr. Laura Reigada, Ph.D., licensed clinical health psychologist on faculty at CUNY, and Co-Chair of