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By  Laura Lovett 11:29 am February 11, 2021
This morning Zocdoc, a health tech company best known for its appointment-booking and doctor-search tool, announced a whopping $150 million raise, led by Francisco Partners. Zocdoc was first founded in 2007, which as digital health companies go makes it a veteran in the space. This isn’t the company’s first major raise. In 2015, it scored $130 million. WHAT IT DOES? Patients can use the platform...
By  Dave Muoio 03:31 pm October 15, 2020
About a month after ousted Zocdoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi filed a lawsuit accusing the company's executives of conspiracy, the online appointment booking service has fired back with a legal motion to dismiss Massoumi's suit and a blog post that refutes his critiques of their financial performance and strategy. Massoumi's original complaint painted the picture of a collaborative effort to mislead the...
By  Dave Muoio 12:28 pm September 9, 2020
Cyrus Massoumi, the cofounder and former CEO and chairman of doctor search and appointment-booking platform Zocdoc, has filed a lawsuit alleging that his fellow cofounders and the company's CFO conspired to remove him from the company through "an elaborate series of lies and deceptions." The suit, filed yesterday in New York's Supreme Court, describes a series of events leading up to a Zocdoc...
By  Jonah Comstock 01:49 pm May 17, 2019
Patient experience begins well before a patient gets to the hospital. And if a patient’s experience trying to schedule an appointment isn’t a positive one, they may not make it there at all. At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit this week, Karen Applebaum, executive director of enterprise access operations and technology at Providence St. Joseph Health system, spoke about how her...
By  Jonah Comstock 02:44 pm March 20, 2019
French appointment booking and telemedicine service Doctolib has raised another €150 million ($170.3 million), bringing its total funding to around €235 million ($271 million) and its valuation to more than €1 billion. General Atlantic, a global growth equity fund, led the round. Existing investors Eurazeo, Bpifrance, Kernel and Accel also contributed, along with unnamed German healthcare...
By  Dave Muoio 01:54 pm May 9, 2018
WeDoctor, an online healthcare services company serving the Chinese market and backed by Tencent Holdings, has raised $500 million from investors in a private share sale that places its value at $5.5 billion, according to reporting from Financial Times, Reuters, and others. The round was led by medical insurance company AIA Group and NWS Holdings, with additional participation from other unnamed...
By  Laura Lovett 11:13 am May 8, 2018
US News & World Report has teamed up with Doximity, a social network for doctors, to develop a new tool that lets patients book appointments while they are looking at doctors’ profiles on USNews.com.  “For over 25 years, US News has helped patients in search of reliable health care information find the best hospital to treat their specific needs,” Evan Jones, vice president and general...
By  Dave Muoio 11:33 am November 28, 2017
Paris, France-based Doctolib, an online medical appointment booking app and management software company, announced that it has raised approximately $41.6 million (35 million euros) in additional funding from BPI France and Eurazeo. This round comes shortly after the startup raised roughly $28 million (26 million euros) in January from BPI France and others. Prior to this year’s funding — which...
By  Jonah Comstock 04:49 pm May 24, 2017
DocPlanner, a Polish appointment booking software company, just raised $16.8 million (15 million euro) in new funding from Enern Investments, Target Global, and One Peak Partners. Existing investors Enern and Target Global led the round. This brings the company's total funding to $51 million (46 million euros). According to a release from the company, the new funds will support DocPlanner's...
By  Heather Mack 05:37 pm May 22, 2017
Chicago-based Upfront Healthcare Services –  which offers a data analytics platform to help large physician practices ascertain how best to schedule and allocate resources – has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Nashville Capital Network, with contribution from Echo Health Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Martin Ventures. Upfront’s iterative platform tackles...