MULTI-TALENTED AND INCISIVE
Cole Sirucek is currently the cofounder and CEO of DocDoc. DocDoc is Asia’s leading patient empowerment company. Operating in 8 countries with more than 23,000 doctors, DocDoc enables patients to find the right care at the right time. The company combines deep expertise in clinical informatics, artificial intelligence, and healthcare quality assessment to deliver simple yet powerful healthcare solutions.
Cole also moonlights as a venture capitalist for Founders Equity Partners and is an advisor to several successful investment funds. Cole has founded and/or invested into an array of successful businesses over the course of his career including such names as Alibaba, Facebook, Lyft and Palantir.
Prior to founding DocDoc, Cole spent seven years as an investment professional for Temasek Holdings as part of the firm’s technology media and telecommunications direct investment team.
Mr. Sirucek has been committed to supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem throughout his professional journey and is credited with the rare achievement of being the Lead Organiser of the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition and as the President of MIT’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Association during his time at MIT.
Cole holds dual graduate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Master of Business Administration, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
MISSION DRIVEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Mr. Sirucek understands firsthand the difficulty associated with founding a business and transforming one’s vision into reality.
In his view, entrepreneurship is less of a trainable skillset and more of a calling. He and his wife Grace Park, founded DocDoc together because of a uniquely
difficult experience they went through while trying to find a doctor for their daughter who needed a liver transplant when she was only 100 days old. “For
us, DocDoc is not just a business, it is a calling. We will win as an enterprise because we must! Hundreds of millions of patients each year are desperate
for help in trying to find high quality healthcare. When you think about your business this way, it creates a burning desire to win. This is what I look for
in myself when founding a company or when making an investment into another founder. It is not enough to have a good idea. Entrepreneurs need to be firmly on a mission that is larger than themselves.”
Mr. Sirucek is highly energetic and has the rare kind of tenacity required to make a business flourish and grow. His leadership signature is based on the servant leadership model. “I would not ask anyone on my team to do something I would not do. There are no small tasks just small people who cannot do simple
tasks well. Being a leader is a privilege and not a right. It must be earned every day by example.