4. Hopin

Company: Hopin

Founders(s): Johnny Boufarhat

Website: https://hopin.com/

Description: The world’s first all-in-one virtual event platform, hosting online events live.

 

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Hopin, founded in 2019, is the leading platform for hosting live virtual events. The company help people to connect from wherever they are in the world, regardless of the physical, and right now pandemic-fuelled, barriers in their way.

Hopin helps bring sustainability to the events industry, enabling users to create virtual events that are engaging, with all of the major capabilities of a full conference, including:

  • Stages.
  • Networking.
  • Sponsors.
  • Breakout sessions.
  • Tickets.
  • Analytics.

The SaaS helps people to connect as they would in real-life events, all without costing the planet. Organisers of events on Hopin can benefit from its brilliant tools, developed to help make engaging and interactive virtual experiences. With the platform, users can host up to 100,000 for events – of which able to last anything from a couple of hours to a few days.

Not only does Hopin help to bring sustainability to the events industry, these virtual event alternatives are also beneficial to those who are unable to afford ticket prices, those who are too busy to travel to an event, and those with disabilities who struggle with non-accessible events.

More recently, Hopin’s platform has also been a fantastic alternative to real-life events during the coronavirus pandemic, and the numerous social distancing restrictions put in place to help reduce its spread, that have also led to the cancellation/postponing of such in-person events.

So far, Hopin has raised a total $571.4 million over the course of 5 funding rounds, it’s latest announced this March (2021), which raised a total $400 million.