Zocdoc is backed by some of the tech world’s most influential supporters.
Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm focusing on early stage companies in the Internet, computing, mobile, silicon technology and clean technology sectors. A prolific, socially conscious firm, Khosla Ventures was formed in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, one of the world’s most preeminent venture capitalists. He was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986.
Jeff Bezos has always been interested in anything that can be revolutionized by computers. Intrigued by the amazing growth in use of the Internet, Jeff created a business model that leveraged the Internet’s unique ability to deliver huge amounts of information rapidly and efficiently. In 1994 he founded Amazon.
Marc Benioff is Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is regarded as the leader of what he has termed “The End of Software,” the now proven belief that multi-tenant, cloud computing applications democratize information by delivering immediate benefits at reduced risks and costs.
The Founders Fund provides capital to transformational businesses run by world-class entrepreneurs; companies the firm has backed include Facebook, Quantcast, SpaceX, Palantir Technologies, RoboteX, and Zocdoc. The firm, which pursues a founder-friendly investment strategy, is managed by four partners, all of whom are themselves company founders: Peter Thiel (PayPal; Palantir); Ken Howery (PayPal); Luke Nosek (PayPal); and Sean Parker (Napster; Plaxo; founding president, Facebook). Founders Fund is represented on the Zocdoc board by Ken Howery.
SV Angel is the investment fund founded by Ron Conway. Ron Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years, with involvement in over 500 companies. He made early investments in many firms that have shaped the web, including Google, PayPal, Digg and more. Ron is also an active philanthropist who is involved in a number of humanitarian, medical, and academic endeavors, including the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Packard Children’s Hospital, and UCLA.
Founded in 2009 by Yuri Milner, DST Global is one of the leading investment groups focusing exclusively on web-based companies. DST Global’s portfolio includes some of the world’s most prominent and valuable Internet-based firms, including Facebook, Zynga, Groupon, and Twitter.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Atomico is an international investment firm, focused on helping the world’s most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders. Founded in 2006 by Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, Atomico has made over 50 investments over four continents, including Skype, Supercell, Klarna, Truecaller, Zocdoc and The Climate Corporation, with an exclusive focus on the technology sector.
Baillie Gifford is one of the UK’s leading investment management firms. It is owned and run by its senior executives who operate as a partnership, a structure which has endured for over a century and which provides stability for clients and motivation for employees. It enables them to manage the business and to invest their clients’ assets with the emphasis on genuine long–term thinking.