Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Remedy Health Media
Founded:
January, 2006
Headquarters:
Arlington, VA
IPO:
Went Public on Dec 7, 1999
Stock:
HCEN
Categories:
News, Health and Wellness
Description:
HealthCentral offers condition-specific, wellness and health websites that enable users to access content and interact with other patients.

Detailed Description

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HealthCentral comprises over 30 condition-specific, wellness and general health Web properties. These include destinations for allergy, bipolar, cholesterol, high blood pressure and more. At these sites, users can read news, watch videos, interact with other patients, and search through reputable publications such as Harvard Health Publications. The company also produces the nationally syndicated television show, "Medical Breakthroughs with Dr. Dean Edell."

HealthCentral was acquired in 2005 by Polaris Venture Partners, The Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital, and Allen & Company. Since then, IAC acquired a significant minority stake in the company.

HealthCentral competes with WebMD, RevolutionHealth, iVillage Health, and About.com Health.

Current Team (4)

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Past Team (9)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $50M

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (1)

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Acquisitions (3)

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Investors (4)

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    Sequoia Capital

    Venture Capital
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    Carlyle Group

    Private Equity Fund
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    Polaris Partners

    Polaris Partners is a venture company investing in digital media, life sciences, and enterprise...
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    IAC

    IAC is a leading media and Internet company focused on the areas of search, applications, online...

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    2300 Wilson Blvd.

    Suite 600

    Arlington, VA 22201

    USA

Competitors (3)

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    HealthiNation

    HealthiNation is an online media company providing health and lifestyle videos made by physicians...
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    Revolution Health

    Revolution Health is a health-related portal and social network that allows question-and-answer...
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    iVillage

    iVillage is an online network focusing on categories targeted at women, including entertainment,...