A New York Start-Up Story

At Goldman Sachs, we often work closely with young companies that have bold visions and the potential for making a large impact.

One example is ZocDoc, which was formed after one of its founders, Cyrus Massoumi, suffered the terrible, but not uncommon, experience of struggling to find medical help after an eardrum burst as a result of an aggravated sinus infection. Suffering excruciating pain, he needed swift medical attention. But it took Massoumi four days to get the care he needed, prompting him to contemplate a better way to find reputable physicians.

ZocDoc, founded in July 2007, is now available to more than 40 percent of the United States across more than 1,700 cities. Each month the service helps more than 2.5 million people to locate doctors and schedule appointments online, bringing transparency and efficiency to a historically fragmented health care landscape. It allows users to find physicians who accept their insurance, review doctors and see ratings provided by other users.

A proud partner of this New York tech start-up, Goldman Sachs helped ZocDoc expand into additional major markets and smaller regional communities in the United States. ZocDoc has also received recognition as a thoughtful employer. The company was recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in New York City" by Crain’s New York Business for three consecutive years, as well as twice being cited by Modern health care’s "Best Places to Work in Healthcare," and a member of Fortune magazine’s "50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces."