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.
In the first quarter of 2021, the net outflow of foreign direct investment from Ukraine amounted to 301 million dollars. This was reported on the website of the National Bank. At the same time, negative reinvested earnings of $ 141 million were recorded. According to the NBU, investments in equity (excluding reinvestment of income) amount […]
The state enterprise SETAM sold the most expensive lot of seized property on the electronic platform OpenMarket – the building of the hotel of the Military-St. Nicholas Monastery in Kyiv. The SETAM press service reported this. It is noted that the final price of the lot is 307.3 million hryvnias, which is 65 million hryvnias […]
Naftogaz states that in the first quarter of 2021 they received a net profit of UAH 12.6 billion against UAH 3.2 billion a year earlier. The group’s CFO Petrus van Drill said so. “I am pleased to announce that the net profit in the first quarter of 2021 is UAH 12.6 billion (unaudited preliminary result, […]
According to the results of 2020, Ukrenergo’s loss amounted to almost UAH 27.5 billion against UAH 1.86 billion profit a year earlier. This is evidenced by a report in the information disclosure system of the NSSMC. According to him, last year the company’s net income increased 2.2 times (by UAH 31.9 billion) to UAH 58.250 […]
German airline Lufthansa made its first flight to Lviv on April 30, after a one-year break. 79 passengers arrived in Lviv, which is almost 100% of the aircraft load. It is reported that in the first month the airline will fly three times a week, and in June the number of flights will increase to […]
NASA has suspended a contract with SpaceX to build a monthly landing module, which cost $ 2.89 billion. It is noted that the company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin and Dynetics have protested the decision to outsource the construction of the SpaceX module to the US Central Audit Office (GAO). SpaceX must now […]
Centerenergo has paid more than 475 million hryvnias to the mines since the beginning of the month and has no debts, according to the company’s website. As you know, Centerenergo – the only consumer of coal from state-owned mines, buys almost the entire volume of their production under direct contracts. “However, the current purchase price […]
Naftogaz announced a return to the practice of manual management of state-owned enterprises after the Cabinet’s decision to dismiss the head of the NAC Andriy Kobolev and the company’s supervisory board. The board of Naftogaz announced this on Wednesday, April 28. The company claims that the government’s decision is a legal manipulation. “The dismissal of […]
The Guardian reported that Sun Cable has announced the construction of the world’s largest solar panel power plant worth $ 20 billion. It will be located between the Australian cities of Darwin and Alice Springs, and its capacity will be 10 GW. The project plan has already been submitted to the Environmental Protection Office of […]Next
A head of the National bank of Ukraine appeals to law enforcements with the request to inspect Soyuz and Veles banks. It returned to work in spite of the fact that the Central Bank had decided its liquidation. V.Gontareva informed on Thursday that these two banks recently had renewed its work. NBU stopped its functioning […]Next
The court satisfied the claim of the state-owned PrivatBank to Agroterminal and decided to collect UAH 1 billion in debt from it as a guarantor of Boryvazh. This is stated in the decision of the Commercial Court of Odessa region. According to court materials, PrivatBank terminated the loan agreement due to the debtor’s breach of […]Next
Striving for sustainable growth, the Credit Agricole Group implements the Climate Strategy, which is a high-priority and an integral part of the Group’s Medium Term Plan 2022. Credit Agricole Bank fully supports the Group, and under the approved strategy, plans to reduce its direct carbon footprint by 10% during 2018–2022, and become one of TOP […]Next
“Petrikov milk” dairy complex got the status of a pedigree farm on breeding Holstein cattle in the area of ??dairy cattle breeding, said the press service of the UkrAgroCom and Hermes-Trading, which owns the complex. This status is assigned to the order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on December 30, […]Next
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At the pharmaceutical plant “Kusum Pharm” in Sumy by the end of 2019 the production will be doubled, which will allow to produce up to 50 new names of drugs. This will be possible thanks to the implementation of the import substitution program. This was told reporters co-founder and CEO Rajeev Gupta, during an official […]Next
One of the most mysterious Ukrainian startups – the device developer to lucid dreamings Luciding – attracted new investments. This time the startup was financed by the iQSpace, for whom this was the first deal. The Luciding will receive in general about $ 20 000, and at this moment they received the first tranche – […]Next
In 2021, the Ukrainian economy will grow by 4%. This is stated in the updated IMF forecast. At the same time, next year growth will slow to 3.4%. Inflation in Ukraine is expected to increase to 7.9% in 2021 after declining to 2.7% in 2020, and to 6.8% in 2022. The current account surplus of […]Next
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The increase of the minimum wage in Ukraine from UAH 5,000 to UAH 6,500 in 2021 may increase the state budget deficit to more than 6% of gross domestic product. This is stated in the economic review of the World Bank. In addition, the increase in the minimum wage will increase the overall need to […]Next
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