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$1 billion video conferencing company Zoom is aiming for an April IPO

Published by Business Insider on Fri, 22 Feb 2019


The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a person familiar with the process. It could go public as soon as April.Zoom, which was valued at $1 billion in a 2017 funding round, filed confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the federal government shutdown, which at least temporarily delayed its timing, according to another source.Zoom is working with Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse on its IPO, according to one of the sources.Zoom, the video conferencing software company last valued at $1 billion, is on track to go public in April, according to a source familiar with the matter.The company, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and Qualcomm, has starting speaking to potential investors in a process known as "testing the waters," the source said. Zoom could file its public registration statement as soon as next month.Zoom's annual revenue is not public, though another source told Business Insider that the company is cash flow positive.A Zoom representative declined to comment.Zoom is working on its IPO with Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, Business Insider previously reported.The company filed confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the federal government shutdown, and faced delays through the beginning of February while it waited for the SEC to officially accept its confidential filing.Zoom was founded in 2011 by CEO Eric S. Yuan, who was previously VP of engineering at the video conferencing company WebEx. Yuan joined Cisco in 2007 when it bought WebEx for $3.2 billion.Zoom, which sells subscriptions for enterprise-grade video conference services, is used by companies including Uber and Box.SEE ALSO:$1 billion video conferencing startup Zoom has picked banks but is sitting in SEC purgatory ahead of a planned IPOJoin the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: How Apple went from a $1 trillion company to losing over 20% of its share price
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