Bezos and Benioff Invest in ZocDoc

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    ZocDoc, the service for finding doctors and making appointments online, is announcing two new high profile investors this morning: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, and Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO of Salesforce.com. The investments follow news last month that the company had raised a $3 million Series A led by Khosla Ventures.

    The company, which launched about a year ago, is touting some impressive growth numbers in its announcement, writing “ZocDoc offered patients nearly 20,000 available appointments in September, a 2,000% increase since the company launched a year ago. The company has grown its consumer and practitioner base by an average of 50% per month as it continues to add new specialties and extend its geographic reach.”

    Currently, the company’s service is only offered in the New York City area, though earlier this year they announced plans to expand to Washington, DC and San Francisco.

    Meanwhile, for Bezos, the investment in ZocDoc marks yet another addition to his Web 2.0 portfolio. It was recently revealed that the billionaire backed Twitter, while prior investments include 37Signals, Kongregate, and ChaCha.

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