Doximity offers a suite of free professional tools dedicated to making the practice of medicine easier and more connected for doctors. The company has sent more than 92,000 tailored job offers to its members since launch; has averaged 20,000 peer-to-peer physician messages sent through its platform per day; and has more than tripled its user base since its last funding round.
There are several companies offering networking services for physicians that have attracted VC coin in recent years. Sermo, an online community for doctors to discuss treatments, exchange clinical insights and collaborate on various cases, was acquired by WorldOne in 2012 after raising about $42 million of VC funding; physician relationship management platform QuantiaMD raised a $10 million financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics earlier this month; and DocbookMD, a mobile communication app for physicians, raised $1 million in 2013 to bring total funding to over $4 million.
Aside from social networks designed specifically for physicians, vertical social networks in several other areas have seen increased attention from VCs, as well. For instance, Avvo, a Q&A forum and directory for lawyers, landed $37.5 million of Series D funding this month. Also, neighbor network Nextdoor raised $60 million in late 2013, and Spiceworks, an online community for IT pros and tech vendors, bagged $57 million earlier this year.