Zoom’s main private shareholders comprise Eric S. Yuan, a Chinese-American billionaire businessman that founded Zoom. Dan Scheinman, board member, and angel investor in Zoom since the start, and Santiago Subotovsky, also early investor in Zoom.
Eric S. Yuan, founded Zoom Video Communications, back in 2011. As he had been working for a videoconferencing company, called WebEx, as the company got acquired by Cisco, he became Vice President of engineering.
As he had in mind a new idea for a new videoconferencing company, he pitched the Cisco management, who rejected it, and as that happened, Eric S. Yuan left the company to found Zoom Video Communications, which would become one of the most successful video conferencing apps.
How is Zoom ownership organized?
Zoom ownership is divided in two types of shares: A and B.
Each share of Class A common stock is entitled to one vote per share, and each share of Class B common stock is entitled to 10 votes per share. The Class A common stock and Class B common stock usually vote together on all matters.
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