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Written By Leniece Flowers
3 Days Ago (Aug 24)

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  • Founder Nash Ahmed, a Nigerian-American, built Undock an all-in-one video meeting interface
  • $1.6 million in a funding round led by Lightship Capital
  • The virtual office/learning environment will continue to create critical demands on software companies 

The two-year old startup has slowly been gaining traction and quietly building an interface that connects scheduling, meetings, and video conferencing.

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