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Founded in 2007 with a mission of improving access to healthcare, [ZocDoc](http://www.zocdoc.com/) is the most convenient, free way to find a nearby health practitioner who accepts your insurance and instantly book an appointment online. The service, used by more than 4 million patients/month, currently serves 40 percent of the U.S. population across 1,900+ cities.
With the service, patients avoid the hassle of waiting on hold, searching for a good doctor or wondering whether a doctor takes a particular insurance. Participating health practitioners benefit by attracting new patients and alleviating the productivity lost from last minute cancellations.
In 2012, ZocDoc introduced its first major product since the companys inception – ZocDoc Check-In. This feature allows patients to fill out their medical forms online in advance of their visit and saves the information for future visits as well. This capability, which was the #1 most requested feature to date, improves accuracy and convenience for patients and doctors alike.
In August 2013, ZocDoc introduced the ZocDoc Health Marketplace Resource a destination providing patients with independent information and analysis of the Health Insurance Marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, helping them make more informed healthcare choices. The resources most prominent feature – Care Access Grades are letter grades assigned to each health insurer that indicate how easy it will be for patients to secure near-term appointments with in-network medical providers. With the nations largest real-time database of available appointments, ZocDoc is in a unique position to provide this accurate, up-to-date insight into doctor availability and level of access to care under each health insurance plan in their states insurance marketplace.
ZocDoc en Espaol, a Spanish-language version of the website and mobile app, is also available.
Cyrus Massoumi is founder and CEO of ZocDoc, which he created in 2007 after rupturing an eardrum. Massoumi struggled for four painful days to find a doctor, and became convinced that a better healthcare system is possible. He has extensive experience in the healthcare-technology nexus, web commerce and management.
Prior to ZocDoc, Massoumi served as an Engagement Manager at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused on healthcare and technology. Massoumis four-year tenure at McKinsey & Co. began soon after his 2003 graduation from Columbia University, where he earned an MBA and received the Heffernan Award for Outstanding Service.
In 1999, Massoumi founded his first business, a web startup specializing in e-commerce management tools. During the prior year, he worked in Austin, Texas, for Trilogy Software, which recruited Massoumi upon his graduation from the Wharton School cum laude.
Massoumi currently resides in Manhattan, New York.
Oliver Kharraz, MD, is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of ZocDoc. Dr. Kharraz is the most recent doctor in a 300-year family tradition. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, Dr. Kharraz has accrued comprehensive experience effecting change and building efficiency in large scale healthcare organizations using information technology.
Prior to ZocDoc, Dr. Kharraz was an Associate Principal at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. During his seven-year tenure at McKinsey & Co., Dr. Kharraz developed and implemented new patient utilization models for the national health services of a number of governments and major hospital chains.
In 1994, Dr. Kharraz built and sold his first business a forerunner of early internet software. He later became a resident doctor at the clinic of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where he earned an MD and a Doctorate in Neuroscience. Dr.
Prior to joining ZocDoc, Netta worked at Next Jump as COO. Netta believes that the current healthcare system needs improvement and in working toward that goal.
She attained her undergraduate degree at Columbia University and went on to study business at the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania.
ZocDoc yourself is Nick’s third startup. He was on the founding teams at Mixonic and eBoodle (acquired by BizRate/Scripps Networks). Prior to ZocDoc, he was CTO of CFX.
Using technology to improve healthcare has been one of Nick’s passions since he was a teenager, when he helped his father setup the IT systems in his medical practice. Nick holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Columbia Business School (May 08).
Manuel Bronstein is VP of Product at Zynga, where he leads one of Zyngas mobile game studios working on a yet to be announced title. Prior to his current role, Manuel held General Management and Product leadership roles for Farmville 1 and 2, Zynga Poker and Zynga.
VP, Engineering at ZocDoc
Alan Katz joins ZocDoc as Vice President of Sales. Alan was most recently Managing Director and Head of Global Client Development at Capital IQ, a New York based financial software company, where he worked for 11 years. Prior to Capital IQ, Alan worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns & Co. and was an analyst at a FS Partners, a New York hedge fund. Alan has a BA, Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College and has also studied at London School of Economics.
David Weiden is a partner at [Khosla Ventures](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/khosla-ventures).
At Khosla Ventures, David has led investments including Aliph aka Jawbone, Bitfone (HPQ), iLike, RingCentral, Slide and WideOrbit. Prior personal investments and advisor relationships include Good Technology (MOT), Ingenio (T), loopt, LogMeIn, Opsware (HPQ), SmartPay and Tellme (MSFT).
Beginning in door-to-door sales in high school, David has learned the value closing the sale. One pitch led to a full-time job at McCaw Cellular, now AT&T. In the mid-1990’s at Morgan Stanley he helped finance the buildout of nationwide mobile networks working with what is now T-Mobile and Verizon, and later researching the emerging Mobile Internet.
David joined Netscape in 1995 where he learned from some great leaders and managers.
Ken is a co-founder of PayPal and served as the company’s first CFO. While at PayPal, Ken helped raise over $200 million in private financing, worked on the company’s public offerings, and assisted in the company’s $1.5 billion sale to eBay. Ken has also been a member of the research and trading teams at Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund based in San Francisco with over $2 billion under management, and at Thiel Capital Management, a multistrategy investment fund, where Ken made venture investments beginning in 1998. Ken received a BA in Economics from Stanford.
VP of Content & Data Strategy at ZocDoc
VP of Legal Affairs at ZocDoc
Jason Finger is a co-founder and was long-time CEO of SeamlessWeb, predecessor to GrubHub Seamless. He was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners. Jason serves as a Director and Advisor to several private companies and is on the Board of Advisors of NYU’s Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business.
Under Jason’s leadership, Seamless grew to serve over 10,000 enterprises and one million individuals in 22 cities throughout the United States and in London and became the Internet’s leading food ordering service.
Jason received a J.D. and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, where he was designated as a Stern Scholar, in 1999 and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994.
Jason Finger is an angel investor in a variety of companies including ZocDoc, Klout, Conductor, BlueApron, SkillShare, Zozi, Datalot, Magnetic, Omaze, Scratch Music, Yipit, Invision and StartupHealth.
VP of Talent at ZocDoc
VP of New Business at ZocDoc