Web Pioneer and Former CTO of Rakuten Shashinkan, Juergen Specht, Joins DocDoc as CTO

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Updated: July 10, 2013

Specht’s ambitious mission is to create a highly scaleable healthcare platform to serve 500 million people living in South East Asia.

SINGAPORE, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DocDoc Pte. Ltd. (http://docdoc.com) the largest digital healthcare portal in Pan-Asia, announces the appointment of Juergen Specht to Chief Technology Officer based out of the company’s global headquarters in Boat Quay, Singapore.

From start-up to Fortune 500, from Berlin to Tokyo, Mr. Specht’s career has spanned numerous industries including travel, software, fashion, consulting, photography, ISP’s, advertising, mobile and now healthcare.

The technical accomplishments of Mr. Specht span decades. He is known as a visionary you can count on. Mr. Specht has led over 200 successful web and mobile launches since 1993. About 40.000 international companies use API’s developed by him. There are more than 70 million registered customers using the eCommerce platform he developed for Rakuten Ichiba, Japan.

Juergen Specht is a tech-trailblazer with over two decades of web and mobile experience,” said Max-F. Scheichenost, President of DocDoc. “We’re excited to have him on board. Juergen has a remarkable track record anticipating market requirements and delivering online solutions that solve critical problems. He’s joining our company as CTO at just the right time to help us build a highly scaleable healthcare platform and technical infrastructure that will serve 500 million people living in South East Asia.”

DocDoc recently joined forces with DoctorPage to create a combined company ideally positioned to drive more patients to doctors, deliver a better experience for patients and enhance services for its doctors. DocDoc already dominates the Singapore market, has a substantive foothold in South Korea, and plans to expand operations into three new countries by end of 2013. This makes DocDoc the preeminent Internet destination for health-related information and medical appointments in Asia.

About DocDoc

Founded in 2012 with a vision to empower people to live better lives by transforming healthcare, DocDoc is a free user-friendly platform that enables patients to search and book appointments with preferred healthcare professionals in a few simple clicks. Using the website or the iOS mobile app, DocDoc provides patients with the most convenient, reliable and trusted platform to connect with doctors in Singapore and South Korea. More than 500,000 engaged users search for health-related information and healthcare services each month, making DocDoc the largest digital healthcare portal in Pan-Asia. DocDoc’s diverse leadership team includes Grace Park as CEO, Max-F. Scheichenost as President, Dr. Dawn Soo as Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Endres as Chief Information Officer and Jon Samsel as Chief Marketing Officer. DocDoc is funded by some of the tech world’s most respected investors, including Mr. Koh Boon Hwee (former Chairman of DBS bank, Singtel, and Singapore Airlines), 500 Startups (leading Silicon Valley VC led by Dave McClure, formerly with PayPal and Facebook) and Michael Brehm (Founder of Rebate Networks, Business Angel of DailyDeal which was acquired by Google, brands4friends acquired by eBay, and scoreloop acquired by RIM). www.docdoc.com.

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