The video conferencing service Zoom has announced the creation of its venture fund Zoom Apps Fund, its volume will be $ 100 million, this is stated in a press release from the company.
Startups in the fund’s portfolio will receive from $ 250,000 to $ 2.5 million. In this way, the company wants to motivate developers using Zoom technology, start a business and thus build an ecosystem of services around its video calling platform. Dozens of Zoom applications are currently under development, according to the site. The investment will be given to partners with “viable” products and a small market share who will be able to give users a “valuable and engaging experience”. According to Zoom, new ideas should make Zoom-based communication more productive, efficient and fun.
Zoom intends to make investment decisions on a monthly basis. He writes that he will prefer investments in the very first round of A, but in general is not limited to them.
The company announced the Zoom Apps project for video service-based applications last year. At the same time, she launched an app store. In March 2021, Zoom released a software development kit (SDK) that made it easier for developers to embed Zoom features in their applications.
Zoom’s popularity skyrocketed in 2020, when many people had to switch to remote work and meetings with friends over video. As a result, the company’s revenues grew and its shares rose. Forbes estimates the fortune of the company’s founder Eric Yuan at $ 14.3 billion, according to the Forbes Real-Time rating, which is updated in real time.
Exports of goods accounts for a third of Ukraine’s GDP.But we sell primarily raw materials abroad. It is a marker of underdeveloped countries and a path that does not contribute to economic development. Our state’s strategic task is to increase the exports of high-tech goods with high added value: that is, not just to grow […]
Next year, Ukraine may face a number of macroeconomic risks that will greatly affect economic growth. The Ministry of Finance listed these risks. In particular, Ukraine may lose 0.6-0.8 percentage points of GDP growth due to too low grain yields, due to which the budget will not receive UAH 8.5 billion. At the same time, […]
The low-cost airline Ryanair plans to expand in Ukraine if the open skies agreement with the EU is approved in the coming months. CEO Michael O’Leary stated this. O’Leary predicts the signing of an agreement between Ukraine and the EU by the end of 2021. “One of the markets I would single out is Ukraine. […]
Ukraine plans to privatize 737 state-owned enterprises during 2021-2023. The Ministry of Economy published the list of objects for sale. Although some companies will be able to sell only after the amendments to the legislation. In particular, such large enterprises as Centerenergo, the United Mining and Chemical Company, Turboatom, the Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Plant, […]
Apple Inc, according to a lawsuit filed by Epic Games Inc., must allow mobile app developers to redirect users to alternative resources to pay for services in the App Store. The Wall Street Journal reported this. A 30% commission is now charged on each purchase. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers concluded that Apple’s practice was uncompetitive […]
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with a second tranche of $ 350 million, but subject to certain conditions. WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde told Interfax-Ukraine what exactly is expected from Kyiv. “The prospects for the second tranche of the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan depend on maintaining an adequate […]
September 13, 2021 — Stockholm, Sweden — Beetroot AB, the tech division of the Beetroot ecosystem, opens a new location in Mariupol, Ukraine. The company is currently accepting applications for over fifty software development vacancies in its international client projects. In Mariupol, Beetroot will focus on building teams of tech specialists to work on a […]
The American multinational corporation Google, fined in France for copyright infringement, has announced its intention to appeal the decision of the French regulatory authorities. This was announced on Wednesday, September 1, the chairman of the board of Google France Sebastien Missoff. “We do not agree with some legal nuances and consider the amount of the […]
According to Bloomberg, citing documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the short-term rental service Airbnb plans to raise $ 2.6 billion in listing in the US and receive an estimate of $ 35 billion. If the company manages to raise $ 2.6 billion, Airbnb’s placement will be the fourth largest IPO in […]Next
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed domestic pharmaceutical manufacturer “Farmak” to buy a Polish pharmaceutical company KWW Kotkowski Wierzbicki W?grzyn sp.j. “PJSC “Farmak” (Kiev) received the permission for indirect [through the company “Farmak Invest Limited” (Nicosia, Cyprus)] acquisition of shares in the authorized capital of the company “KWW Kotkowski Wierzbicki W?grzyn sp.j.”, which provides excess […]Next
The agreement between two chemical corporations will make a company with a market value of $ 120 million. According to information of WSJ, two companies began to discuss the merger in November 2015. Now representatives of the enterprises carry out the last part of the negotiations between the leaders. When companies announced about agreement between […]Next
The investment company Prosperity Capital Management has concentrated 7.93% of global depositary receipts (of GDR) of the largest Ukrainian producer of poultry – agricultural holding “MHP” (MHP). According to a report on the website of the London Stock Exchange on Friday, now the company owns 8,000,000 789,186 GDR. According to the information at Prosperity Capital […]Next
International financial company Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Toronto headquarters, Canada) purchased 9.99% of shares of agricultural Ukrainian holding Astarta, which is the flagship of the domestic sugar market, which also is one of the largest provider of milk in the country. In addition,a new owner of shares acquired the right to purchase the remaining interest […]Next
In the course of the global restructuring, ASUS in Ukraine closes entity which hasn’t worked for several years. Asus Technology PTE Limited Company (registered in Singapore) announced the cancellation of registration through the liquidation of its office Asus Technology PTE (Kiev). This is stated in a message of the government publication Governmental Courier. The head […]Next
Top managers of Ukrainian business are in no haste to predict the trends in the development of Ukrainian economy in 2017. Exactly about it reported the president of EEMEA Jacobs Douwe Egberts Taras Lukachuk on Thursday, January 26 on General meeting of European Business Association: Business climate in Ukraine, a global review (Ukraine’s Business Climate-Global […]Next
Today Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, reported record losses of $2.4 billion in the second quarter, which was even worse than the bank management and Wall Street analysts expected. For the three months by June 30, Wells Fargo’s loss was $0.66. This is $0.46 worse than analysts’ forecast of $0.20 loss per share. One […]Next
The Danish government will stop issuing new licenses for the development of oil and gas fields in the North Sea. The country will completely stop hydrocarbon production by 2050, according to Bloomberg. The Danish government reached an agreement with parliament late Thursday night to abandon a previously scheduled eighth round of licensing, as well as […]Next
On October 20, the Kyiv Art Gallery Tsekh hosted a presentation of the «Keep It Up!» project created by the artist and sculptor Yevgeny Petrov. The LDaily Business Edition became a media partner of this wonderful project, which highlights the theme of sport. The exhibition is currently open to the public and will be exhibited in the gallery until […]Next
Created by Bill Gates, Microsoft third time topped the annual ranking of the 100 most responsible US corporations. This was announced by Forbes on Wednesday, October 14. Also in the top five of the updated list, in addition to Microsoft, included only technological giants – NVIDIA, Apple, Intel Alphabet. “Forbes compiled the rating together with […]Next
Ukraine has made great efforts to create a new development strategy of its agri-food sector. Norway helps to bring this strategy to life by funding a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is reported by the press service of the FAO. Norway’s contribution of $ 362 thousand will enable FAO to provide […]Next
The net profit of the world’s largest producer of soft drinks Coca-Cola, which falls on the company’s shareholders, in the first nine months of the year decreased by 9% year on year and amounted to 6.291 billion dollars, according to company reports. Adjusted earnings per share were $ 1.46 against $ 1.6 a year earlier. […]Next
The streaming service Netflix published quarterly reports, which did not meet analysts’ expectations on a number of indicators. In this regard, the company’s shares fell by 5.7% during electronic trading. For example, Netflix’s earnings per share were $ 1.74, while analysts surveyed by Refinitiv expected $ 2.14. The number of new paid subscribers was 2.2 […]Next
To reduce emissions to 35% of 1990 levels, Ukraine needs more than 100 billion euros in capital investment over 10 years, according to Prime Minister Denis Shmygal. “We have been actively involved in shaping the Ukrainian green exchange rate, which we want to synchronize with the European green exchange rate, and we make a lot […]Next
According to informed sources, the Antimonopoly Committee has fined the Dnepropetrivsk pharmacy for consumer fraud. The fine for the violation of unfair anti-competition law amounted to 68 thousand UAH. The Dnipropetrivsk regional territorial office of the AMCU asked the “Pharmacy №338”, LLC (Dnepropetrivsk) to pay the fine as soon as possible. This was said on […]Next