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Khosla Ventures Into Healthcare With ZocDoc
Date:8/19/2008

Top VC Firm Leads Series A Funding of Healthcare Startup

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc, the service that helps consumers find and book doctor appointments online, today announced it has completed a $3 million Series A round of financing led by Khosla Ventures. ZocDoc is the first consumer healthcare investment for Khosla Ventures.

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ZocDoc uses the Internet to help improve patient access to healthcare. Patients can see real-time availability of doctors in their area, find those that accept their insurance plan and read feedback from real patients. Most importantly, patients can book an appointment -- including same-day and next-day appointments -- instantly online.

"ZocDoc is addressing a real need in healthcare," said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. "The Internet has the potential to fundamentally improve access to care, and the company has gained initial traction towards this long-term vision."

As part of this round, David Weiden, partner at Khosla Ventures, will join ZocDoc's co-founders Cyrus Massoumi and Oliver Kharraz on the company's Board of Directors. ZocDoc will use the funding to expand its network of practitioners and lay the groundwork for a nationwide rollout.

"Our goal is to make healthcare simple and more accessible to patients so they can get the care they need, when they need it," said Cyrus Massoumi, ZocDoc cofounder and CEO. "We are thrilled to have the support of Khosla Ventures, whose experience building highly successful companies and commitment to improving society and the way we live through technology is unparalleled."

Based in Manhattan, ZocDoc is currently available in New York City, but that hasn't stopped the company from gaining national attention since launching at TechCrunch 40 last September. In the last t
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