Fishers tech startup Docket winds down operations, staff joins Zoom

Fishers-based Docket Inc., a meetings-management software company that launched in 2019, has wrapped up its operations after meetings-platform provider Zoom hired its entire staff.

Docket’s top executive announced the move on social media Wednesday.

“I’m incredibly excited to announce that the Docket team has officially joined Zoom!” Docket co-founder and CEO Darin Brown wrote in a statement he posted on LinkedIn.

“This is just the beginning for us, as we intend to bring our full vision that was Docket to Zoom,” Brown wrote. “Join us for the ride.”

Docket was launched out of Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha. Docket’s meeting management software allows users to collaborate online by creating and sharing documents, taking notes, searching previous meeting documents and more from a single platform.

Brown’s LinkedIn announcement did not say when his team was hired by Zoom, nor other details such as how many people worked at Docket. Brown did not directly respond to messages from IBJ but Zoom sent a prepared statement on Brown’s behalf in response to the queries.

“The Docket team is thrilled to team with Zoom to continue our focus on meeting efficiency,” Brown’s statement said. “Over the past four years, we’ve helped tens of thousands of customers have more productive meetings and improve their speed of execution. Our joining Zoom is the natural next step in our evolution and we’re excited about the journey.”

Zoom told IBJ via email that it hired Docket’s staff of less than 10 people “to help accelerate [Zoom’s] product roadmap,” and that Docket wrapped up its own operations in September.

Prior to co-founding Docket, Brown served as chief technology officer for Angie’s List and vice president at ExactTarget and Salesforce. During his time at Angie’s List, Brown was selected for IBJ’s 2016 class of CTO of the Year honorees.

Zoom and Docket have a history of working together.

Docket’s platform integrates with Zoom, and in May 2020, Docket won Zoom’s “Whale Watch” App Marketplace Competition, which led to a $1.25 million venture investment in the company from firms Sequoia Capital, Emergence Capital, Horizons Ventures and Maven Ventures.

That investment was an extension of a $1.5 million seed round Docket had secured in January of that year led by Indianapolis-based Allos Ventures with participation by Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures and Simon Equity Partners.

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