Overview

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Status
Acquired by on November 29, 2011
IPO / Stock
Went Public on Dec 7, 1999 / NASDAQ:HCEN
Headquarters:
Arlington, VA
Description:
HealthCentral offers condition-specific, wellness and health websites that enable users to access content and interact with other patients.
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Categories:
Health Care, Web Browsers, Wellness, News
Website:
http://www.healthcentral.com
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Company Details

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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.

Funding Rounds (1) - $50M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2008$50M / Venture4

Acquisitions (4)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Jan 27, 2009Unknown
Sep 4, 2008Unknown
May, 2008Unknown
Mar 17, 2000Unknown

Current Team (5)

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Products (4)

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Competitors (3)

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  • HealthiNation is an online media company providing health and lifestyle videos made by physicians and health experts.
  • iVillage is an online network focusing on categories targeted at women, including entertainment, beauty and style, family, food and health.
  • Revolution Health was a health-related portal and social network that allows question-and-answer sessions on health and medical topics.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    2300 Wilson Blvd.

    Suite 600

    Arlington, VA 22201

    USA

Past Team (9)

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