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Mind the education event tech gap

Higher Education needs an intuitive events solution to close the gap created over the last two years, says San Misra, CEO of ayda, the hybrid events platform:   The pandemic forced many industries to migrate online. While some thought that events would be the hardest hit, the new virtual events industry boomed as people worked from home – with the likes of Hopin being valued at $7.75bn ...

Vectorly gives Hopin technology boost

Event technology platform Hopin has acquired talent and selected assets from Vectorly, an AI-based video enhancement technology that aims to improve audio-visual experiences. Sam Bhattacharyya, CEO at Vectorly, said: “Hopin has been an enthusiastic Vectorly customer and is currently using its Software Development Kit (SDK) in a number of products. As we continued to work closely with the Hopin tea...

IMEX America rallies the community as international events return to the US

The global business events community has shown strength in numbers, gathering at IMEX America, which opened 9 November in Las Vegas. Over 3,300 global buyers and over 2,250 exhibiting companies have registered to attend the show, which runs until 11 November at Mandalay Bay. This year’s IMEX America, the first show in over two years, is the first international event to open after the lifting of th...

Julius Solaris joins Hopin

Event industry guru Julius Solaris, former head of engagement at Swapcard, has, 28 September, joined event technology platform Hopin as vice-president of marketing strategy, events. Hopin says Solaris will be focused on supporting the growth of Hopin’s all-in-one event management platform and guiding core marketing strategies, including content and partnerships across Hopin’s event solutions. Sola...

Hopin announces appointment of Wei Gao as first COO

Hopin, an events management platform, has announced, 26 August, that Wei Gao has been appointed as the company’s first COO. Previously, Wei Gao was worldwide vice-president of product, technology and supply chain for Amazon Grocery and technical advisor to Jeff Bezos. At Hopin, Wei Gao will lead operations and oversee the rapid growth and innovation of Hopin’s shared experiences platform. With the...

Hopin raises a further $450m in investment funding, lifting company’s value to $7.75bn

Event platform Hopin, 5 August, has announced it has raised $450m in Series D funding co-led by new investors Arena Holdings and Altimeter Capital and with participation from new investors Adams Street Partners, Untitled Investments and XN, in addition to existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ Growth, General Catalyst, GIC, IVP, Northzone, Salesforce Ventures, Slack Fund, Temasek and Tiger Gl...

Hopin launches free plan – an interview with Anthony Kennada

The pandemic has been a turbulent time for many events businesses, however virtual platforms have thrived in this time of great change. One such platform is Hopin, which has grown rapidly over the last 15 months. Now one of the major players in the digital space, the company has launched a free plan for its events solution. To find out what digital events look like once we return to live, as well ...

Hopin’s Illuminate shines some California light on events

Hopin Illuminate, broadcast 7 July from Los Angeles, brought together event organisers and marketers from all over the world to explore the future of the events industry, best practices for hybrid events, and more.  Attendees heard from leaders across the industry, including Salesforce, Marriott and Gap Inc., as well as the youngest Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai.  Hopin made a series of announc...

Hopin splashes cash on fifth acquisition of past year

Event tech provider, Hopin, has continued its acquisition drive with the announcement of its acquisition of Attendify, the fifth company it has purchased this past year.  Since the beginning of 2020, Hopin has acquired StreamYard, Streamable, jamm, and Boomset, as well as raising more than USD$565m in Series A-C funding.  Attendify provides tools designed to help event managers deepen audience eng...

Hopin acquires Boomset to become all-in-one platform for virtual, hybrid and in-person event experiences

Event management platform Hopin has announced, 16 June, that it has acquired the leader in onsite event solutions, Boomset. With the acquisition, Hopin will add premier onsite event tools to its offerings to become a holistic partner that enables anyone to plan, produce and share events whether hybrid, in-person or virtual. Johnny Boufarhat, CEO and founder of Hopin said: “The events industry has ...

Hopin acquires Streamable and Jamm as it doubles down on video technology

Building upon its acquisition of StreamYard in January, virtual experience platform Hopin has announced, 23 March, that it has acquired video hosting provider Streamable and video technology company Jamm. The technology from both companies will be integrated into Hopin’s current product offering and become the basis for the development of future video products and features. “As the world reopens, ...

VEP Hopin raises a further $400m in new funding round

London-based virtual events platform Hopin has raised an additional US$400m in Series C funding, the company has announced. The new funding follows the raising of $40m Series A in June 2020 and a further Series B of $125m in November 2020. Hopin, founded in 2019, has grown from six employees to more than 400 since the beginning of 2020 and now boasts over 80,000 user organisations. Major events it...