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We’re excited to announce our latest investment in Salus, Turkey’s leading personalised preventive health management platform. We have led their seed round of $4.7m with participation from 500 Emerging Europe, Pitchdrive, Collective Spark, Wamda Capital and the CVC arm of İş Bank and other angels, including Adam Anders (Anterra Capital), Can Yücaoğlu (MAP Investment), Fırat İleri (Hummingbird VC), Mehmet Yılmaz, Joshua Cornelius (Freeletics & Zavvy) and Kıvanç Semen (Dataguard).
While strides have been made in understanding global mental health issues, significant obstacles still hinder patients from accessing the help they need. Enter Salus, founded in 2022, offering a revolutionary solution that’s not only more accessible but also affordable. The experts at Salus provide a science-backed, measurable, and personalised approach, standing by users throughout their entire journey. With this offering, the company is encouraging employers to offer Salus’ services to employees to ensure well-being at scale.
Salus has launched a robust mental health service offering that includes self-care, meditation, coaching, and therapy. Their long-term vision is to become the leading health app across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The platform also offers support beyond mental health and expands onto nutrition and physical health services. This new funding round will be used to strengthen the company’s clinical network, enhance technology and user experience, scale B2B business development efforts to solidify its market presence and expand its services across the region.
We believe that co-founders Alperen Adikti and Dinçer Karaduman, former McKinsey consultants, have the experience in healthcare, insurance, and digital transformations in the EEMA region to create a platform that really stands out. Salus, alongside our investments in healthcare tech companies like Spring Health and Medwing, are setting new benchmarks in the digital health landscape.