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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, MA, US
Employee Ratings2.1
Overall CultureB-

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)61(+2%)
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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, MA, US (HQ)
160 Second St
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PatientsLikeMe Financials and Metrics

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PatientsLikeMe total Funding

$151.5 m

PatientsLikeMe latest funding size

$26 m

Time since last funding

5 months ago

PatientsLikeMe investors

PatientsLikeMe's latest funding round in February 2021 was reported to be $26 m. In total, PatientsLikeMe has raised $151.5 m
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PatientsLikeMe Online and Social Media Presence

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PatientsLikeMe News and Updates

PatientsLikeMe Partners With Takeda to Empower Patients and Elevate Patient Voice to the Level of Evidence

Across Rare Diseases, Neuroscience/Mental Health, Immunology and Gastroenterology

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

“You are not alone.” Meet lupus advocate and PatientsLikeMe Team of Advisors member, Juana Mata

“Living with lupus [a systemic autoimmune disease] is difficult. I thrive by staying positive,” says 2019 Team of Advisors member, Juana (@Juanymata). Advocating on behalf of lupus patients like herself is one key way Juana stays positive. Off and running Only months after being diagnosed with rheum…

What’s ASMR? The phenomenon everyone’s whispering about

Chills. Goosebumps. Tingles. “Autonomic sensory meridian response” or ASMR is described as a pleasurable wave of calm that comes to some people during exposure to gentle actions and/or sounds: think whispering, tapping fingernails or turning pages. These ordinary audio and visual triggers can inspir…

Easy listening: Podcasts for relaxation

Podcasts are super popular, so let’s chat about what helps you chill out…with your earbuds in. Whose voices and which topics or types of podcasts do you find most de-stressing? Take a look at what folks around the web and here in the PatientsLikeMe forums have to say about podcasts and ideas for “ea…

“Smart” gear for cold hands due to Raynaud’s?

Member Julia (mjguimaraes), a product designer in Montreal who’s living with Raynaud’s disease and multiple autoimmune conditions, is creating hand-warmers and other smart gear intended to help patients. She even involved fellow PatientsLikeMe members in shaping her first product. What’s in the work…

Keto + other diet trends: Healthy or hype?

Keto. Carnivore. Fasting. What should you know about these diet buzzwords and the potential benefits or risks, especially when you’re living with an existing or chronic health condition? Take a peek (and always talk with your doctor before making big dietary changes). 3 hot diet trends in 2019 Accor…

See our members’ online art show!

PatientsLikeMe members have a lot in common beyond their experiences with their health conditions. For example: a love of creativity and visual arts. For the second year in a row, PatientsLikeMe members have contributed to an online community art show, hosted in our Mental Health and Behavior forum …
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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 61 employees.

  • Who are PatientsLikeMe competitors?

    Competitors of PatientsLikeMe include Healthcare Trust of America, PayFlex Systems and GetWellNetwork.

  • 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.