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Medico.com, Inc.

Medico.com aims to be the WebMD for the world. We have launched editions in Spanish (US/LATAM), in Portuguese (Brazil), and for India

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website medico.com

Company Summary

Medico.com aims to become the destination health information and community website for the Hispanic audience (US/LATAM/ES), Brazil, India, and the emerging world. In the last 14 months we have built our core platform, launched editions in Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and English (India), signed up high-profile medical advisors in each market, established processes for managing online health communities, and initiated direct sales in the USA.

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    Laz Cabanas
    Head of Sales

    Laz was previously an SVP at WebMD, which he joined with the acquisition of eMedicine. Laz was part of the executive management team that led eMedicine from startup to successful acquisition by WebMD. During his tenure at eMedicine, Laz developed innovative Direct to Consumer, Direct to Physician and medical education programs for such companies as: Astra Zeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Novo Nordisk, Ortho-McNeil and Novartis to name a few. Laz also cons

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    Julian Fisher
    Chief Medical Offier

    Dr. Fisher is a Neurologist. He is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, a consultant neurologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a neurologist (intraoperative neuromonitoring) at Biotronic / Neural Watch. He is also the Managing Director of Scholarly Exchange, Inc., and a consultant to the US Department of Labor Energy Employees Occupational Injury and Compensation Program in Washington, DC.

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    Nir Yariv
    Head of Engineering

    Nir has been working with early stage web startups since 1999, as development lead and product manager. With R-U-Sure.com he helped build one of the first price comparison engines and was responsible for launching the first phone-based price comparison product. At Zend Technologies he led development of the Zend Performance Suite and consulted clients in the US, Europe, China and Japan on scaling high traffic web sites. Prior to joining Medico.co

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    Mara Betsch
    Editor

    Mara was previously an editor at Prevention.com, and Health.com.

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    Iftach Yair
    Head of Business Development

    Iftach has over 14 years of leadership experience in managing partnerships, search, monetization, branding and advertising. In his last role, as VP Business Development at SweetIM Technologies, Iftach was responsible for developing the company's revenue channels and partnerships and helped grow revenue by 400%. Previously Iftach worked for another start-up company, spent several years running an ad agency he founded, and held various positions in

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    Elan Dekel
    CEO/Founder

    Medico.com was founded by Elan Dekel. Before Medico.com, Elan spent over 6 years at Google in product management. Elan initially was part of the core AdWords product team, then helped establish Google’s Tel-Aviv engineering center, and then was Head of Product for Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Elan built a team of product managers responsible for these markets, and this team launched many successful products, from Google Maps and Y

Previous Investors

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    First Round Capital
    Unconfirmed
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    First Mark Capital
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    Greylock Discovery Fund, Nexus Venture Partners
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