This post was written by Perrie Briskin.
It was announced last week that ZocDoc, the ‘OpenTable’ of doctor’s appointments, raised another $25 million in funding, bringing their total funding since launching in 2007 to an impressive $95 million.
Available in most major cities and rapidly expanding, ZocDoc allows you to book doctors appointments online. With a few clicks you can find a local doctor that takes your insurance and make an appointment for as soon as that day. Something so simple that is often such a headache.
The latest round of funding is well-deserved. Since it started, ZocDoc has been able to find success where most tech companies fall short – making a profit and revamping a lumbering, tired industry – in this case, healthcare.
It’s been said in TechCrunch that a big reason for ZocDoc’s ongoing prosperity is its user-focused site. While ZocDoc’s business runs on recruiting doctors into their system, their website speaks to its users first and foremost – it’s clean, easy-to-use, and, best of all, free. There are few, if any, barriers to entry that would cause a user to click away.
ZocDoc is a great example of good things happening to a good Web site, and behind that Web site a good company.
If ZocDoc isn’t in a city near you yet, with this new funding the wait shouldn’t be long.