Arise, a NYC-based digital healthcare company enabling comprehensive care for eating disorders, mental health, and long-term healing, raised over $4 million in seed funding.
The round was led by Greycroft and BBG Ventures with participation from Wireframe Ventures, Cityblock co-founder Iyah Romm (he/him) and Sonder Health founder Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH (she/her), and PatientPing founder Jay Desai (he/him), among others.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.
Led by CEO Amanda D’Ambra, and Chief Product Officer Joan Zhang, Arise is bringing people virtual-first, person-centered support for disordered eating, eating disorders, and mental health. Through virtual care pathways, community, and ongoing support, the company will bring integrated community and clinical care to people living with disordered eating and eating disorders, which are a category of conditions that can show up in different ways for people — including binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, rumination disorder, avoidant or restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and other conditions. The company’s care model is designed to also address the past and current life circumstances and underlying conditions that can contribute to and exist alongside eating disorders — including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.
In addition to overcoming access barriers and broadening care options to best serve the complexity of eating disorders, Arise aims to expand access to the diverse populations of people experiencing eating disorders — including boys and men, people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, transgender, and gender-nonconforming+, those who live in larger bodies, who are neurodivergent or disabled, and others.
Arise plans to launch a beta program on its community care in late summer 2022, followed by its full care model with clinical services in the fall.