Zoom CEO and co-founder, Eric Yuan on Friday said India is the second largest market for the company after the US and that it was looking to increase its global presence in the future.
“India is our second biggest market and I want to thank all of our users in the country. The US is the biggest market for Zoom, followed by India and then Japan,” said Yuan.
He also mentioned that many of Zoom’s employees are of Indian origin including its COO Aparna Bawa, President of Product and Engineering Velchamy Sankarlingam and Corporate Chief Information Officer Sunil Madan. Subhra Iyar, co-founder of WebEx has been his advisor and investor in Zoom.
Yuan said that his favorite usage of Zoom in India is telemedicine and the access to a doctor from any part of the country is very impressive.
“Doctors from one city can serve any number of patients in a timely manner. Another best usage is online class and online teaching from central universities, schools and colleges, people are using zoom to continue studies. Apart from this, there are lots of yoga and fitness classes through Zoom in India and they are super interesting. I would add is the wedding celebrations in India over Zoom which is becoming so popular. So from young kids to grandparents, everyone is using Zoom in India and that is very exciting,” he said.
However most of the BFSI, Government, PSU’s etc… clients are still not in trust mode to use Zoom in India.