Zoho Corporation was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas. Its initial name was Vembu Software and it operated in a small apartment in Chennai, India. The company’s name was changed to AdventNet in 2005 and it focused on developing an IT management portfolio of solutions such as test-automation, information security, and database search products. In 2009, the company changed its name to Zoho Corporation after its online office suite.
Today, Zoho has more than 50,000 customers with a majority being small businesses. Top brands that use Zoho products include Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Qualcomm, Nokia, Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Citrix, Cisco, and 3com.