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Fast-Growing Zoom Raises $30 Million for Online Video Conferencing

February 4, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Zoom Video Communications Inc. Chief Executive Eric Yuan

Story and images by Deborah Gage / The Wall Street Journal

Video conferencing companies have attracted millions of dollars in venture capital, as everyone from startups to large established companies like Cisco Systems Inc.CSCO -1.59% try to make this technology work in the cloud.

Add to the mix Zoom Video Communications Inc., which has raised another $30 million to combine Web conferencing and video conferencing into what its investors say is one of the fastest-growing business software companies yet.

"We were concerned that we would not find anyone who'd be able to break out without raising hundreds of millions of dollars...and as we started getting access [to Zoom] we couldn't believe what we were seeing," said Emergence Capital Partner Santi Subotovsky, whose firm is leading the new round. "With Yammer and Evernote and HootSuite, it took them seven months to get from a million to two million users, and it took Zoom five months to achieve that milestone."

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