Daily Strength


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Type Private
Founded August 3, 2006
Headquarters Flag of the United States Los Angeles, USA
Key people Doug Hirsch, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lars Nilsen, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Josh DeFord, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Employees 20 (2007)
Slogan People Powered Healthcare
Website dailystrength.org
Type of site social networking
Launched August 3, 2006
Current status active

DailyStrength is a social networking website where users share emotional support and discuss their struggles and successes with a wide variety of medical, psychological and general life challenges. [1] As of November 4, 2007, DailyStrength has created over 500 support groups [2] focused on issues such as depression, divorce, parenting, and a wide variety of cancers.

The company was founded on August 3, 2006 by Doug Hirsch [3], Lars Nilsen and Josh DeFord and has offices in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, California, USA. Hirsch was one of the first employees at Yahoo [4] and previously built products for online communities there and at Facebook.[5] Hirsch founded the company in response to his own difficulties dealing with a death in his family as a teenager. [6]

Over the six-month period ending June 2007, DailyStrength’s market share increased by 95%, with the average user spending over 26 minutes on the site.[7] As of September 2007, DailyStrength had 14,000 average daily visitors, each spending 82 minutes on the site and each viewing approximately 145 pages. [8]


  1. ^ http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/11/07/daily-strength-online-support-groups-and-aggregate-treatment-info/ TechCrunch November 7, 2006
  2. ^ http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/337891_websites05.html Seattle Post Intelligencer
  3. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_6956968 The Mercury News September 21, 2007
  4. ^ http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/11/07/daily-strength-online-support-groups-and-aggregate-treatment-info/ TechCrunch November 7, 2006
  5. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116717686202159961.html Wall Street Journal December 27, 2006
  6. ^ http://www.entrepreneur27.org/archive/interview-with-doug-hirsch-of-daily-strength Entrepreneur 27 December 13, 2006.
  7. ^ http://weblogs.hitwise.com/leeann-prescott/ Hitwise
  8. ^ http://www.comscore.com/ Comscore Key Measures Report for Health Media

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