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  • Milpitas, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2011

    Eric Yuan left Cisco

    Milpitas, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2011

    Eric Yuan left Cisco in April 2011 with 40 engineers to start a new company, originally named Saasbee, Inc.




  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan, a former corporate vice president for Cisco Webex.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2011

    The company raised $3 million of seed money

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2011

    In June 2011, the company raised $3 million of seed money from WebEx founder Subrah Iyar, former Cisco SVP and General Counsel Dan Scheinman, and venture capitalists Matt Ocko, TSVC, and Bill Tai.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    May, 2012

    The name changed to Zoom

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    May, 2012

    In May 2012, the company changed its name to Zoom, influenced by Thacher Hurd's children's book Zoom City.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sep, 2012

    Zoom launched a beta version

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sep, 2012

    In September 2012, Zoom launched a beta version that could host conferences with up to 15 video participants.




  • Stanford University, California, U.S.
    Nov, 2012

    First Customer

    Stanford University, California, U.S.
    Nov, 2012

    In November 2012, the company signed Stanford University as its first customer.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2013

    The service was launched

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2013

    The service was launched in January 2013 after the company raised a $6 million Series A round from Qualcomm Ventures, Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang, WebEx founder Subrah Iyar, and former Cisco SVP and General Counsel Dan Scheinman.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    May, 2013

    1 million users

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    May, 2013

    Zoom launched version 1.0 of the program allowing the maximum number of participants per conference to be 25. By the end of its first month, Zoom had 400,000 users and by May 2013 it had 1 million users.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jul, 2013

    Zoom established partnerships with B2B collaboration software providers

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jul, 2013

    In July 2013, Zoom established partnerships with B2B collaboration software providers, such as Redbooth (then Teambox), and also created a program named Works with Zoom, which established partnerships with Logitech, Vaddio and InFocus.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sep, 2013

    The company raised $6.5 million in a Series B round

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sep, 2013

    In September 2013, the company raised $6.5 million in a Series B round from Facebook, Waze, and existing investors. At that time, it had 3 million users.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

    Zoom received US$30 million in Series C funding

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

    On February 4, 2015, the company received US$30 million in Series C funding from investors including Emergence Capital, Horizons Ventures (Li Ka-shing), Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang, and Patrick Soon-Shiong. At that time, Zoom had 40 million users, with 65,000 organizations subscribed and a total of 1 billion meeting minutes since it was established.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Oct, 2015

    Zoom increased the maximum number of participants allowed per conference to 50 and later to 1,000 for business customers

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Oct, 2015

    With version 2.5 in October 2015, Zoom increased the maximum number of participants allowed per conference to 50 and later to 1,000 for business customers.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Nov, 2015

    David Berman was named president of the company

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Nov, 2015

    In November 2015, former president of RingCentral David Berman was named president of the company, and Peter Gassner, the founder and CEO of Veeva Systems, joined Zoom's board of directors.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2017

    Zoom raised US$100 million in Series D funding

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2017

    In January 2017, the company raised US$100 million in Series D funding from Sequoia Capital at a US$1 billion valuation, making it a so-called unicorn.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2017

    Zoom launched a scalable telehealth product

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2017

    In April 2017, Zoom launched a scalable telehealth product allowing doctors to host remote consultations with patients.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    May, 2017

    Zoom announced integration with Polycom's conferencing systems

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    May, 2017

    In May, Zoom announced integration with Polycom's conferencing systems, enabling features such as multiple screen and device meetings, HD and wireless screen sharing, and calendar integration with Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, and iCal.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    Zoom hosted Zoomtopia 2017

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 25, 2017

    From September 25-27, 2017, Zoom hosted Zoomtopia 2017, its first annual user conference. At this conference, Zoom announced a partnership with Meta to integrate Zoom with augmented reality, integration with Slack and Workplace by Facebook, and first steps towards an artificial intelligence speech recognition program.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 18, 2019

    Zoom became a public company via an initial public offering

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 18, 2019

    On April 18, 2019, the company became a public company via an initial public offering. After pricing at US$36 per share, the share price increased over 72% on the first day of trading. The company was valued at US$16 billion by the end of its first day of trading. Prior to the IPO, Dropbox invested $5 million in Zoom.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2020

    Zoom had over 2,500 employees

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jan, 2020

    In January 2020, Zoom had over 2,500 employees, with 1,396 in the United States and 1,136 in international locations.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2020

    Zoom had gained 2.22 million users in 2020

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Feb, 2020

    By February 2020, Zoom had gained 2.22 million users in 2020 — more users than it amassed in the entirety of 2019.


  • U.S.
    Mar, 2020

    New York State Attorney General Letitia James launched an inquiry into Zoom's privacy and security practices

    U.S.
    Mar, 2020

    In March 2020, New York State Attorney General Letitia James launched an inquiry into Zoom's privacy and security practices; the inquiry was closed on May 7, 2020, with Zoom not admitting wrongdoing, but agreeing to take added security measures.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Mar, 2020

    Zoom app was downloaded 2.13 million times

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Mar, 2020

    On one day in March 2020, the Zoom app was downloaded 2.13 million times.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Mar, 2020

    Zoom stock went from less than $70 per share to $150 per share

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Mar, 2020

    Zoom stock went from less than $70 per share in January 2020 to $150 per share by the end of March.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 01, 2020

    Zoom announced a 90-day freeze on releasing new features

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 01, 2020

    On April 1, 2020, Zoom announced a 90-day freeze on releasing new features, to focus on fixing privacy and security issues on Zoom.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2020

    More than 300 million daily meeting participants

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2020

    Daily average users rose from about 10 million in December 2019 to more than 300 million daily meeting participants in April 2020.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2020

    "open up Zoom to pressure from Chinese authorities"

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Apr, 2020

    In April 2020, Citizen Lab warned that having much of Zoom's research and development in China could "open up Zoom to pressure from Chinese authorities".


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 07, 2020

    Zoom announced that it had acquired Keybase

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 07, 2020

    On May 7, 2020, Zoom announced that it had acquired Keybase, a company specializing in end-to-end encryption.


  • Federal Trade Commission Building, Washington D.C., U.S.
    May, 2020

    Federal Trade Commission announced that it was looking into Zoom's privacy practices

    Federal Trade Commission Building, Washington D.C., U.S.
    May, 2020

    Also in May 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was looking into Zoom's privacy practices.


  • U.S.
    May, 2020

    Zoom announced plans to open new research and development centers in Pittsburgh and Phoenix

    U.S.
    May, 2020

    In May 2020, Zoom announced plans to open new research and development centers in Pittsburgh and Phoenix, with plans to hire up to 500 engineers between the two cities over the next few years.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2020

    Zoom was valued at over $67 billion

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2020

    By June 2020, Zoom was valued at over $67 billion.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2020

    Zoom hired its first chief diversity officer

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2020

    In June 2020, Zoom hired its first chief diversity officer, Damien Hooper-Campbell.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2020

    Zoom was criticized for closing multiple accounts of U.S. and Hong-Kong based groups

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jun, 2020

    In June 2020, Zoom was criticized for closing multiple accounts of U.S. and Hong-Kong based groups, including that of Zhou Fengsuo and two other human rights activists, who were commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The accounts were later re-opened, with the company stating that in the future it "will have a new process for handling similar situations."


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 01, 2020

    Yuan wrote a blog post detailing efforts taken by the company to address security and privacy concerns

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 01, 2020

    On July 1, 2020, Yuan wrote a blog post detailing efforts taken by the company to address security and privacy concerns, stating that they released 100 new safety features over the 90-day period. Those efforts include end-to-end encryption for all users, turning on meeting passwords by default, giving users the ability to choose which data centers calls are routed from, consulting with security experts, forming a CISO council, an improved bug bounty program, and working with third parties to help test security. Yuan also stated that Zoom would be releasing a transparency report later in 2020.


  • 55 Almaden Blvd 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
    Wednesday Jul 15, 2020

    Zoom for Home

    55 Almaden Blvd 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
    Wednesday Jul 15, 2020

    On July 15, 2020, the company announced Zoom for Home, a line of products for home use, designed for those working from home. The first product, with software by Zoom and hardware by DTEN, is called Zoom for Home - DTEN ME. It consists of a 27-inch screen with three wide-angle cameras and eight microphones, with Zoom software preloaded on the device. It is expected to be available in August 2020.


  • Bangalore, India
    Jul, 2020

    Zoom announced the opening of a new technology center in Bangalore

    Bangalore, India
    Jul, 2020

    In July 2020, Zoom announced the opening of a new technology center in Bangalore, India, to host engineering, IT, and business operations roles.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jul, 2020

    Zoom announced its first hardware as a service products

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Jul, 2020

    In July 2020, Zoom announced its first hardware as a service products, bundling its videoconferencing software with third-party hardware by DTEN, Neat, Poly, and Yealink, and running on the ServiceNow platform. It will begin with Zoom Rooms and Zoom Phone offerings, with those services available to US customers, who can acquire hardware from Zoom for a fixed monthly cost.


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