Hopin, a London-based startup building virtual events technology, raised $40 million in Series A led by IVP, with Salesforce Ventures, Slack Fund, Seedcamp, Northzone & Accel.
It has seen its employee base grow from 8 to 60 this year, and targets 200 by the end of 2020, according to CEO Johnny Boufarhat.
Hopin’s technology allows events to recreate the traditional in-person conference, online. This includes features that allow hosts to have digital equivalents of real-world event locations and activities, like expo centers, various stages and networking capabilities. This mirroring of an IRL get-together, online, could make digital events more attractive to attendees who have become accustomed to a certain method of congregating.