Scaling of Europe's Fastest Growing Startup of All Time: Founder of Hopin, Johnny Boufarhat

Mar 25, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Johnny Boufarhat founded Hopin in 2019. It is a virtual events platform and video-focused software service. They just closed a $400 million Series C (valuation of $5.65 billion). The new capital values Hopin at $5.65 billion. We invited the founder and CEO, Johnny Boufarhat to share with us how they did it.

Virtual event

About this event

Johnny Boufarhat founded Hopin in 2019. It is a virtual events platform and video-focused software service. They just closed a $400 million Series C. The new capital values Hopin at $5.65 billion. We invited the founder and CEO to share with us how they did it.

Hopin announced that it has closed a $400 million Series C, co-led by top VC companies Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst. According to TechCrunch, Hopin is reaching revenue of $70 million ARR today.

As part of the transaction, Andreessen Horowitz's Sriram Krishnan will join Hopin’s board. 

Hopin had grown rapidly, from $20 million ARR in Q4 2020. It had recently bought StreamYard, a company that brought $27 million worth of ARR to the combined entity. Hopin spent $250 million on that deal, a transaction that was announced in January of this year. The company has raised $565 million since February of 2020.

Hopin intends to invest heavily in its product and engineering functions, in order to keep the company’s product spend high as a percentage of revenue.


SG SHow panel: The Innovation Puzzle – How can startups close corporate partnerships

The panel will include speakers from GE healthcare and Wayra:

  • Jan Beger, Senior Director Digital Ecosystem at GEHC, and the Lead of the EMEA Edison accelerator
  • Patricia Nicola, Head of Venture Development and Partnerships at Wayra


Discussion topics will be around how startups can work with corporates, with a segway into AI and healthcare:

  • How can startups get involved with corporates?
  • How can Deep Tech help me stay healthier?
  • Segway into Healthcare – What technologies are available for me to use?


Join us on 25th March for a fireside chat with Hopin’s founder and CEO, Johnny Boufarhat and a panel with Wayra and GE Healthcare.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Johnny Boufarhat

    Hopin

    Founder & CEO

Panelists

  • Patricia Nicola

    Wayra

    Head of Venture Development and Partnerships

  • Jan Beger

    GE Healthcare

    Senior Director Digital Ecosystem

Moderators

  • Marian Gazdik

    Startup Grind | IPM Growth

    Director | Partner

  • Petar Savic Prem Sangeet

    Startup Grind / Supreme Factory

    Director / GP

When

When

Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

Agenda

6:00 PMWelcome, Intro
6:05 PMThe SG Show: GE Healthcare & Wayra
6:20 PMFireside Chat: Johnny Boufarhat, Hopin
7:00 PMVirtual Networking
8:00 PMFinish

Organizers

  • Prem Sangeet Petar Savic

    Supreme Factory

    London Director

  • James Lethem

    Nascence

    Co-Director

  • Sam Adekunle

    Grone Collective

    Head of Special Projects & Initiatives

  • Gabriel Pizzolante

    UK GAP Consulting

    Ambassador

Partners

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Wework Labs

Supreme Factory logo

Supreme Factory

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