Eric Yuan left China in the mid 90’s to seek fame and fortune in the US internet boom. Over two years, his visa application was denied 8 times, but on the 9th attempt he was approved.
In 2012, Yuan founded the communication platform, ZOOM.
What started as a daydream solution to a long distant relationship turned into a business used by more than 750,000 companies to keep their teams connected through video and audio conferencing, collaborative workspaces, chat, and more.
Yuan’s success is one of many great immigrant stories and testament to what can happen if you persist and never give up.
Imagine if he’d given up hope when his 8th visa application was denied……