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What's Next for Hopin?

Written by Johnny Boufarhat, the Founder & CEO of Hopin

When I started Hopin, a global pandemic was the last thing on my mind. But as it turned out, Hopin became a way for people and communities to stay connected through lockdowns and remote life.

Now, as the post-pandemic world comes into focus, what’s clear is that it won’t be a return to the same normal. How we work and how we connect will have been transformed by our collective experience over the past year.

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That’s why, as you may have seen today in TechCrunch, CNBC, WSJ or Business Insider, I am thrilled to share that we have raised $400M in Series C funding, co-led by Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, with IVP.

StreamYard joining the family was a highlight for this year and we’re just getting started. I am equally excited to announce more highlights—the addition of key members of our leadership team: Anthony Kennada, CMO; Sarah Manning, VP of People; and Jonathan Killeen, Head of Remote.

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Now, more than 80,000 organizations use Hopin and 3.6 million video content creators use StreamYard, with millions more attending and viewing every month. From almost nothing in March 2020, our business has grown to north of $70M in ARR.

The future of shared experiences‍

Looking forward, Hopin’s vision is to create a world of better-shared experiences — in which people can meet, connect, and form communities, unhindered by physical or geographic limits.

Shared experiences take many forms — encompassing virtual events, but also more. Hopin plans to build products that shape and define hybrid experiences, internal communications for distributed teams and hybrid work, and digital communities.

For a hybrid world — in which more and more events, experiences, and exchanges will have both in-person and online dimensions — Hopin will be the answer.

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