Exclusive - Health Guru Media, a provider of health information videos, has raised $6 million in funding from a syndicate that includes new investor Western Technology Investment as well as existing backers Castile Ventures and Village Ventures.
Health Guru Media operates HealthGuru.com, a video destination site with a library of more than 2,250 titles covering more than 100 different health conditions, plus lifestyle topics that include wellness and nutrition.
In May 2011, Health Guru Media had more than 30 million video views and was ranked first in minutes per viewer, video views, unique viewers, and total minutes of video streamed out of all health video providers (comScore VideoMetrix).
“HealthGuru streams more video than WebMD and Everyday Health combined,” adds CEO Joshua Silberstein. Next month, the company is to shed the beta tag currently attached to its video syndication platform.
Health Guru Media also announced that Donald Hackett, formerly the CEO of DrKoop.com and 1-800-Doctors, has joined its board of directors.
Healthguru.com is the leading destination site for health video on the web with 99 million views per month (comScore Video Metrix, August). Our unique approach to health education was developed specifically for the video audience and is differentiated in three key ways: Category Focus: Healthguru.com focuses on the health topics that matter most to today’s audience, including: diet and fitness, mental & emotional health, sexual health, pregnancy, baby health, drugs & alcohol, as well as information on more than 125...