Arivale Expands Scientific Wellness Program to California

Individuals across the state can now participate in a personalized, systems-based, wellness program

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Arivale, a company dedicated to providing individuals a scientific path to wellness, today announced its availability to residents in California. Since July 2015, Arivale has helped individuals optimize their wellness by creating individual, dynamic data clouds based on each participant’s genetics, clinical labs, gut microbiome, sleep and activity level.

What Arivale program participants, called Pioneers, find most useful is they are assigned a professional, licensed health coach who, in collaboration with an independent physician and clinical team, translates the Pioneer’s data cloud into actionable recommendations to assist in achieving their wellness goals. For each Pioneer, Arivale creates a unique dashboard structured into six health dimensions: diabetes risk, heart health, healthy aging, inflammation, optimal nutrition and stress management. The Arivale Coach uses this dashboard of scientific, personalized wellness as the foundation for developing individualized action plans for Pioneers to optimize their wellness.

Co-founded by renowned genomics pioneer Leroy Hood, MD PhD, and CEO Clayton Lewis, Arivale raised $36M in Series B funding in 2015 from leading venture firms, Maveron, ARCH Venture Partners and Polaris Partners.

“The success of the Arivale program has exceeded all expectations — based on Pioneer satisfaction, engagement and improvements in wellness,” said Clayton Lewis. “We selected California as our second launch market because we’ve received requests from across the state seeking a data-based program to proactively optimize personalized wellness and we are thrilled to offer our scientific approach to do just that.”

Arivale’s actionable recommendations, based on each Pioneer’s personal goals, inspire them to achieve and sustain their wellness potential — and enable them to focus on what they love in life, rather than fad diets or trendy workouts.

“While your genetic profile can provide a solid understanding of your unique makeup, genes are only one piece in determining your wellness,” said Lewis. “Arivale provides participants with genetic information, and more importantly takes it much further by correlating genetics with clinical labs, lifestyle, nutrition and activity levels, which are the primary drivers of scientific wellness. This systems approach provides an integrated, scientific foundation for our participants that sets us apart from any other programs.”

“Arivale is creating a new industry, scientific wellness — by combining dense, dynamic, personal data clouds and coaching to optimize wellness,” stated Dr. Hood. “These data clouds enable Arivale to integrate and correlate genetic and lifestyle information to identify novel discoveries and provide actionable recommendations for the Arivale Pioneers. As we collect more data over time, we will work to exponentially increase the number of actionable possibilities for optimizing wellness.”

Individuals can enroll in the program by going to and clicking sign up now on the homepage.

Initial steps in the program include:

  • Completing an online assessment to share goals, health history, lifestyle (diet, exercise, sleep patterns), stress levels, personality and happiness
  • Completing independent certified lab work at sites throughout California
  • Meeting, via phone, the Arivale Coach who will help translate your data and design a personalized wellness program — based on your lifestyle and priorities to help you achieve your goals

Arivale works closely with a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of a distinguished group of global leaders in their respective fields, including:

  • Frances Arnold, PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • George Church, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Jim Heath, PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology (chair)
  • Ed Lazowska, PhD, University of Washington
  • Larry Smarr, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Ralph Snyderman, MD, Duke University
  • Bonnie Spring, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Eric Topol, MD, Scripps Research Institute (uncompensated)

In addition, Gil Omenn, MD, PhD has joined the Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Omenn is a global pioneer in the field of medical genetics and has been on the national stage shaping this nation’s health policy for decades. He has held numerous prestigious academic and scientific leadership appointments including serving as CEO of the University of Michigan (UM) Health System and executive vice president for medical affairs from 1997-2002 and dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health & Community Medicine from 1982-1997. He currently is the director of the UM Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and also leads the global Human Proteome Project. He is a past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Omenn received his A.B. degree from Princeton University, M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington.

About Arivale

Arivale is a scientific wellness company that leverages cutting-edge research, personalized data and tailored coaching supported by a clinical team to help Pioneers optimize their wellness. Arivale provides a scientific wellness program based on personalized, unique genetic makeup, external independent clinical labs and the Pioneer’s lifestyle. Launched in 2015 and based in Seattle, Arivale is backed by leading scientists and investors with a strong track record in health, wellness, biotech breakthroughs and in building top-tier consumer brands. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Gretchen Sorensen, 206-794-1057
Tim Turpin, 415-244-9699

Release Summary

Arivale, a company dedicated to providing individuals a scientific path to wellness, today announced its availability to residents in California.


Gretchen Sorensen, 206-794-1057
Tim Turpin, 415-244-9699