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Want to Build the Next Big Thing on the Zoom Platform? We Want to Invest in You! 

 April 20, 2021

By  Scott

Our ecosystem of Zoom Apps, integrations, video and client SDKs, and hardware all play a role in creating frictionless, engaging, collaborative, and even fun Zoom experiences. We’re committed to fostering growth across our ecosystem and supporting our developer community to bring the best and most innovative ideas to life for our customers.

We’re excited to announce the launch of our $100 million Zoom Apps Fund, which will invest in portfolio companies looking to revolutionize the way Zoom customers meet, collaborate, and communicate on our rapidly expanding platform.

This is an exciting milestone for Zoom, our partners, and our customers. We now have dozens of companies working on Zoom Apps integrations, and as we see the first batch of Zoom Apps demos and betas, it’s clear to us how powerful this engagement model will be. It has also become clear that there is a massive opportunity right now for innovation with the potential to reach and impact millions of customers in a brand new way. That’s the inspiration behind the Zoom Apps Fund.

Why we’re investing

Ten years ago, Zoom was a startup. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our early investors.

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, the Zoom Apps Fund is our commitment to supporting developer partners and stimulating growth of our ecosystem of Zoom Apps, integrations, and hardware to create new and engaging experiences for our customers. 

We’re looking to make an initial investment of $250,000 to $2.5 million in each portfolio company. But for us, an investment goes beyond capital. We’re committed to helping our partners succeed. 

We’re looking forward to rewarding innovation that benefits Zoom users and working with global partners to build our platform in new and exciting ways. But our partnership doors will always be open to any interested, interesting, innovative new Zoom partners, regardless of investment status.

Here’s what we’re looking for

We’ve got a vision to help people accomplish more through video communications, and we’re looking for companies that share that vision. Our new Zoom Apps Fund will aspire to invest thoughtfully in teams that are committed to building new and positive experiences for our customers.

If you’re passionate about creating products and integrations that provide value to our customers, helping them communicate more easily, meet happier, and be more productive, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for companies with a viable product and early market traction, and a commitment to developing on and investing in the Zoom ecosystem.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to visit zoom.com/fund for more information and to apply. 

Happy building!

By: Colin Born
Title: Want to Build the Next Big Thing on the Zoom Platform? We Want to Invest in You!
Sourced From: blog.zoom.us/zoom-apps-fund/
Published Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000

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