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PatientsLikeMe is the leading online community for people with life-changing conditions. Patients embrace the open sharing of personal health data because they believe that information can change the course of their disease. PatientsLikeMe is committed to providing a better, more effective way to capture valuable results and share them with patients, healthcare professionals, and industry organizations that are trying to treat the disease.
HQCambridge, US
Employee Ratings3.5
Culture scoreB-

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)77(-3%)

Key People/Management at PatientsLikeMe

Martin Coulter

Martin Coulter

James Heywood

James Heywood

Chairman & Co-Founder
Benjamin Heywood

Benjamin Heywood

Co-Founder and President
Jeremy Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert

Vice President of Product + Strategy
Michael Evers

Michael Evers

EVP Marketing & Patient Advocacy
Rishi Bhalerao

Rishi Bhalerao

Program Director, Client Services
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PatientsLikeMe Office Locations

PatientsLikeMe has an office in Cambridge
Cambridge, US (HQ)
160 Second St
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PatientsLikeMe Financials and Metrics

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PatientsLikeMe total Funding

$125.5 m

PatientsLikeMe latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

PatientsLikeMe investors

PatientsLikeMe's latest funding round in January 2017 was reported to be $100 m. In total, PatientsLikeMe has raised $125.5 m
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PatientsLikeMe Online and Social Media Presence

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PatientsLikeMe News and Updates

The Wall Street Journal: UnitedHealth buys PatientsLikeMe after startup was forced to divest Chinese investment

UnitedHealth Group Inc. bought PatientsLikeMe, a company that helps connect people who have similar health conditions, after the startup was forced to divest an investment by a Chinese firm.

UnitedHealth buys PatientsLikeMe, which faced Trump administration scrutiny over Chinese investor

PatientsLikeMe was bought by UnitedHealth following a review by Trump's Treasury Department, which scrutinized the start-up because it's backed by Chinese cash.

PatientsLikeMe Blogs

Meet our 2019 Team of Advisors!

We’re excited to announce the nine members who have been selected to join the 2019 Team of Advisors! This group of active members will be collaborating with PatientsLikeMe in the next year to offer feedback on new research and product development, to advocate on behalf of patients, and provide real-…

Supplement safety smarts

It’s easy to see the temptation of taking dietary supplements. Getting vitamins, minerals and herbs or other “health foods” in pill form sounds simple. And some of the products’ claims — “Live longer!” or “Have more energy!” — may seem enticing. But even though most supplements don’t require a presc…

Lupus and period problems, explained

Are you living with lupus (SLE) and experiencing problems with your monthly period? (Like, not getting it. Or having a really heavy, long period.) And have you ever wondered how lupus might play a role in this? Read on. What does the research show? Small studies have found that people with SLE are a…

Advocacy 101: See our new guide!

Interested in getting into advocacy for your health condition community this year? Raising your voice to boost awareness about your condition or the reality of being a patient takes courage. Yet it’s pretty simple to get started with advocacy, so together with members of our Team of Advisors (a team…

Can dogs detect disease? Studies say…

Can “Spot” spot cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and more? We’ve rounded up some of what the initial research shows so far — and it’s not just fluff. “The full potential of dogs to detect human disease is just beginning to be understood,” says Claire Guest, chief executive of a U.K.-based organ…

Family activities with a health condition

Your chronic health condition may steal your energy, but it shouldn’t rob you of family fun. Jeanette Alston-Watkins was diagnosed with lupus (SLE) when her kids were 11 and 14. Check out this Q&A about activities she enjoyed with them despite SLE. Try some of these with your children or grandch…
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PatientsLikeMe Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was PatientsLikeMe founded?

    PatientsLikeMe was founded in 2004.

  • Who are PatientsLikeMe key executives?

    PatientsLikeMe's key executives are Martin Coulter, James Heywood and Benjamin Heywood.

  • How many employees does PatientsLikeMe have?

    PatientsLikeMe has 77 employees.

  • Who are PatientsLikeMe competitors?

    Competitors of PatientsLikeMe include HealthUnlocked, Independa and Ingenious Med.

  • Where is PatientsLikeMe headquarters?

    PatientsLikeMe headquarters is located at 160 Second St, Cambridge.

  • Where are PatientsLikeMe offices?

    PatientsLikeMe has an office in Cambridge.

  • How many offices does PatientsLikeMe have?

    PatientsLikeMe has 1 office.