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How Eric Yuan’s underdog app beat the tech giants

Videoconferencing platform Zoom seemed to be in the right place at precisely the right time. And now, the world doesn’t know how to operate without it.

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It’s not often that your business name not only enters the everyday lexicon, but also becomes a verb in itself. And yet that’s exactly what happened for tech entrepreneur Eric Yuan, Founder and CEO of videoconferencing platform Zoom. 

As we near the close of 2021, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 18 months, chances are you’ve been ‘Zooming’ regularly for at least one reason or another. Perhaps it’s for your daily work check-ins, or to take part in a yoga class, maybe it’s to help your children complete remote learning from home, or to catch up with your friends and family over a glass of wine on a Friday evening.

“Someday if I can have a smart device and with just one click I can talk with you, can see you – that was my daydream.” – Eric Yuan

Irrespective of what you use it for, there’s no denying that Zoom has become a major part of life for us. But how did we get to this point, and who is the man behind the phenomenon?

Find out how a long-distance relationship led Eric Yuan to develop the idea for the Zoom software platform. Continue reading the full story online for free here.

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